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A Star Is Born (1976)

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

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Bobbie Ritchie
Oliver Clark ...
Gary Danziger
Venetta Fields ...
One of the Oreos
Clydie King ...
One of the Oreos
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Quentin
M.G. Kelly ...
Bebe Jesus
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Freddie
Uncle Rudy ...
Mo
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Brian
Stephen Bruton ...
Speedway
Sammy Lee Creason ...
Speedway (as Sam Creason)
Cleve Dupin ...
Speedway
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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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Drama | Music | Romance

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17 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Rainbow Road  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of three cinema movie collaborations of producer-hairdresser Jon Peters and actress Barbra Streisand. The films are For Pete's Sake (1974), The Main Event (1979), and A Star Is Born (1976). Peters was Streisand's hair stylist and not a producer on For Pete's Sake (1974) but performed producing duties on the other two features, with Streisand also a producer on The Main Event (1979) and an executive producer on A Star Is Born (1976). All three major motion pictures were made during the 1970s. See more »

Goofs

During the first breakfast of John and Esther, the layout of hands and dishes changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Esther Hoffman: You can trash your life but you're not going to trash mine.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Nanny: Maggie's Wedding (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

LOST INSIDE OF YOU
Music & Lyrics by Leon Russell & Barbra Streisand
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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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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