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The Apple (1980)

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

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Grace Kennedy ...
Allan Love ...
Dandi (as Alan 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
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Günther Notthoff ...
Fatdog (as Gunter Notthoff)
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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A Funky Fantasy That'll Rock Your World! See more »

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Music | Musical | Sci-Fi

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21 November 1980 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The character of Alphie's unnamed landlady didn't exist in the original screenplay by Coby Recht and Iris Recht, she was added to the story by director Menahem Golan, who took an additional pass on the script after the Rechts' version was finished. 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: [entering "Hell"] Do you like it?
Bibi: I love it!
Alphie: I hate it!
Mr. Boogalow: You can go back to Paradise.
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Referenced in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) See more »

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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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"The Apple" is a horrific embarrassment for all concerned.
12 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

A sure contender for worst film of the century, "The Apple" isn't just bad, it is insufferable. Set in futuristic 1994, this musical is basically a lame excuse for some very bad actors (except Catherine Mary Stewart in her feature film debut!) to dress in really campy outfits and sing really, REALLY bad songs. The whole mess looks like a bad outtake from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." The story: Two innocents enter a worldwide songwriting contest. The couple is unaware that the "Star Search"-type global broadcast has been rigged by the evil Mr. Boogaloo, a man who wants to take over the world with his "Bim" music. Don't ask. In short, THIS MOVIE SUCKS. You have been warned. When we ran this awful film at the Paramount Theater (now the El Capitan) in Hollywood in November, 1980, the film's distributor, Cannon Films, gave us souvenir soundtrack albums to give out to the first 1,000 customers on their way in. After the first show we had to stop giving the records out because the few customers that paid to see this disaster started throwing their 12" vinyl LPs at the movie screen during the film. No rips in the screen, just big dents, thank goodness. We then tried to hand the records out after the screenings, but most people refused to take them. In the end, we had cases and cases of the albums left over, which Cannon Films retrieved a year later to ship to some unsuspecting theaters in Israel.


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