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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Gilmour ...
Grace Kennedy ...
Allan Love ...
Dandi (as Alan Love)
Ray Shell ...
Derek Deadman ...
Michael Logan ...
James Clark
Joe Pittman
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 ...
Fatdog (as Gunter Notthoff)
Clem Davies ...
Clark James


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 »


Music | Musical | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

21 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maçã  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1994. See more »


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 »


Shake: First you sell it. Then you make it. That's marketing.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Shock Treatment (2014) See more »


BIM (reprise)
Music by Coby Recht
Lyrics by Iris Recht & George S. Clinton (as George Clinton)
Performed by Mary Hylan with the chorus
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One of the finest "Bad Movies" in existence.
4 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Words cannot express the joy I get whenever I sit down to see THE APPLE. I first experienced it in the best way possible, at an all-night movie marathon with a group of film fanatics. Everything about this film is so grossly over-the-top and gaudy that you just have to marvel that it was ever produced, much less released. I don't want to give anything away, but it is best described as Faust covered in glitter. The music is bad, the acting is worse and the direction is out the window. It's glorious! The lyrics to the songs, though earnest, are so clichéd that they illicit unintentional giggles with every line. The leading man is supposedly from Moosejaw, Canada but mysteriously sports a German accent. The height of future transportation is apparently a station wagon with extra lights attached. You can tell that Golan/Globus (yes, them) thought they were making a sincere statement about the power of love to conquer evil, as there was seemingly a decent budget on the film. Most of the musical numbers are large, crowded affairs and dancers don't come cheap. In summary, any film that features God coming down from the sky in a Heavenly Cadillac is okay by me!

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