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The Apple (1980)

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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 ...
Dandi (as Alan Love)
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Vladek Sheybal ...
Ray Shell ...
Shake
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Derek Deadman ...
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Michael Logan ...
James
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Joe Pittman, reporter
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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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Director Menahem Golan has said that when the picture was booed midway through at the 1980 Montreal Film Festival, he left the theater, went to his hotel and was preparing to commit suicide by jumping off the balcony when his business partner barged in and stopped him. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, the "crowd running" scene to the auditorium changes from day to night and then back to day again. See more »

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Alphie: It *was* an earthquake! I didn't dream it!
Mr. Boogalow: Of course you didn't. When I signed my first contract, I also felt the world was going to pieces.
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Referenced in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) See more »

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Music by Coby Recht
Lyrics by Iris Recht & George S. Clinton
Performed by Vladek Sheybal & Ray Shell
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"Farenheit 451: the musical.
17 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Never released in Australia, and we get every terrible film, I am now, in 2007, quivering with delight. My new DVD copy of THE APPLE arrived today and I gleefully shoved it into the player.... and it did not disappoint. More ghastly than I could have wished for, THE APPLE made in 1979 as the monstrously mashed together mix of TOMMY and ROCKY HORROR and PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and LOGANS RUN and FARENHEIT 451 and HAIR...with CANT STOP THE MUSIC campiness, the XANADU dancers, and ZIGGY STARDUST eyeshadow, frosted wavy hair and lyrics poached from the first 8 bars of quite a few Beatles songs as 'new' songs (as another comment noted: ended up sounding like jingles from deodorant commercials) THE APPLE is a film you must see, the make everyone you know see while you watch their reactions. It is more fantastic to own than ELECTRIC BOOGALOO or LAMBADA or SALSA put together! And I own all those too! THE APPLE is more berserk than all those film mentioned above, ground into fluorescent dust-chalk and blended with glitter and then swallowed... and the result the next day is what I saw on DVD. Made in an unfinished shopping mall in East Germany by mad Israeli mogul Mehaheim Golan from the famed Cannon Films shed, THE APPLE is c colossal collision of Eurovision and a projectile vomit. Read all the other comments, including the media ones... and then realize we are being kind to this film. It is deliciously worse than everything you will read. As Lina Lamont said in Singin in the rain:" I liked it!"... the irony in 2007 being that MGM sold that wonderful musical to Warners and now represent THE APPLE instead.


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