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The Apple (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Music  |  21 November 1980 (USA)
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Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs.

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Allan Love ...
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Ray Shell ...
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Derek Deadman ...
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Michael Logan ...
James Clark
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Joe Pittman
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Vampire / Star Rock / Mr. Boogalow's Receptionist / Keyboard Player in 'BIM' Band / One of Ashley's 'Lap-mates' at Mr. Boogalow's Penthouse Party
Leslie Meadows ...
Ashley / Dancer
Günther Notthoff ...
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Clem Davies ...
Clark James
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Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear that Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

Story writers Coby Recht and Iris Recht, originally conceived "The "Apple" in 1977 as a 3-act Hebrew stage musical about God and the Devil, but their vision was deemed too elaborate and costly to execute on the stage. They showed the script to Menahem Golan, who convinced them to turn it into an English-language screenplay. The Rechts quickly determined that their initial vision wouldn't work as a film, so the original story and all 17 existing songs were scrapped. See more »

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Under the opening titles, there is a shot of a bank of flags that prominently includes one for the "ICC Berlin" (the actual filming location), not a likely location for the Worldvision 1994 if it takes place in the United States. See more »

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Mr. Boogalow: Don't tell me you're going to start all over again?
Mr. Topps: Yes. But this time, without you.
Mr. Boogalow: Without me? But, my dear Topps, you know that isn't possible. The world simply cannot exist without me.
Mr. Topps: Let's give it a try.
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Made for Me
Music by Coby Recht
Lyrics by Iris Recht & George S. Clinton (as George Clinton)
Performed by Allan Love & Mary Hylan
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Audaciously Wonderfully Bad!
15 November 2003 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Probably made as a "please God, let what happened to ROCKY HORROR

happen to us!", project, THE APPLE is so audacious, so over the top, so

totally awful that it is simply wonderful. The songs are cheesy, the

acting horrendous, the costumes nightmarish, the concept bizarre etc.,

etc., but when all those negatives are put together, the result is a

positively guilty pleasure to top all guilty pleasures. Please, someone,

release a letterboxed DVD of this film so that all its rocky horrors

squeezed onto the small screen can be seen in all their garish terrible/wonderfulness.......


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