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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
Marta Heflin ...
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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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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R | See all certifications »

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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

Barbra Streisand wanted the part of John Norman Howard to be played by either Elvis Presley or Marlon Brando. See more »

Goofs

At the outdoor concert. When John Howard first sings there are no socks on the microphones. Then there are. Then when he goes over to Esther again there is no sock on the microphone. See more »

Quotes

Esther Hoffman: I think I'll do my tour in trash flash.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Blue Nude (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

WOMAN IN THE MOON
Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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A magnificent vision of the 70's!
16 February 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Personnaly I really loved this movie, and it particularly moved me. The two main actors are giving us such great performances, that at the end, it is really heart breaking to know what finally happened to their characters.

The alchemy between Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson is marvelous, and the song are just great the way they are.

That's why I didn't feel surprised when I learned it had won 5 golden globe awards (the most rewarded movie at the Golden Globes), an Oscar and even a Grammy. This movie is a classic that deserves to be seen by anyone. A great movie, that has often been criticized (maybe because Streisand dared to get involved in it, surely as a "co-director"). Her artistry is the biggest, and that will surely please you!


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