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Cotton Candy (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Music  -  26 October 1978 (USA)
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A group of high school friends form a rock band.

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George Smalley
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Corky Macpherson
Leslie King ...
Brenda Matthews (as Leslie E. King)
Kevin Lee Miller ...
Barry Bates
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Julio Sanchez
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Bart Bates (as Dino Scofield)
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Torbin Bequette
Alvy Moore ...
Mr. Smalley
Joan Crosby ...
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Mr. Bremmercamp
Ray LePere ...
Coach Grimes
William H. Burkett ...
Mr. Barton
Connie Hearn ...
Karen (as Connie Hearn)
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Mrs. Kelly
Eugene Lee ...
Senior President (as Eugene S. Lee)
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A group of high school friends form a rock band.

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26 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great, great underdog band movie! I remember seeing this in grade school and, to this day, it still stuck with me. I would love to be able to get a copy of this Ron Howard bad boy on DVD and drift back in time to 4th grade and watch Cotton Candy rock the house and take over the senior prom! Remember Clint Howard as the bands manager after he got thrown out for starting the fight with Torbin? As Rapid Fire leaves the stage and Cotton Candy starts to win over the Rapid Fire crowd, there's Clint, looking through the door and crying at the fact that the band is becoming a hit. Chalk one up for Cotton Candy, the little band that could! STAND UP AND SHOUT!!!!!!!


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