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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

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Cast

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Bobbie Ritchie
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Gary Danziger
Venetta Fields ...
One of the Oreos
Clydie King ...
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Quentin
M.G. Kelly ...
Bebe Jesus
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Stephen Bruton ...
Speedway
Sammy Lee Creason ...
Speedway (as Sam Creason)
Cleve Dupin ...
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Storyline

Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent. Written by A. Lloyd Adams [aadams@airmail.net]

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rock star | love | star | has been | manager | See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Release Date:

17 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rainbow Road  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,342,609 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Kris Kristofferson did not get along with the director. According to Kris, Frank Pierson, himself a WW2 veteran, looked down on Kristofferson for being in the army, but not going to war in Vietnam. Kristofferson later said: "I was too drunk to give a shit." See more »

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After John Norman crashes his motorcycle, and Esther runs to him, there are dirty hand prints on the back of her blouse before John Norman pulls her down in the dirt and puts his hands on her back. See more »

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Ms. Streisand's clothes from ... Her Closet. See more »

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Groovy Babs!
27 May 2000 | by (San Francisco, California USA) – See all my reviews

My mom took me to see this movie when it came out around Christmas of 1976. I loved it then and I love it now. I know everyone makes fun of Barbra's hair in this one, but I think she looks and sounds great! ...And I seem to remember a number of women who copied that permed look at the time! Also, the bath tub scene between Streisand and Kristoferson is just so sexy! The music is great as well. This is the groovy 70's Babs at her best!


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