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Director:
Writers:
Menahem Golan (screenplay)
Coby Recht (story) ...
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Release Date:
21 November 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Funky Fantasy That'll Rock Your World! See more »
Plot:
Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Always bad but never boring. See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Catherine Mary Stewart ... Bibi
George Gilmour ... Alphie
Grace Kennedy ... Pandi
Allan Love ... Dandi (as Alan Love)

Joss Ackland ... Hippie Leader / Mr. Topps
Vladek Sheybal ... Mr. Boogalow
Ray Shell ... Shake

Miriam Margolyes ... Landlady
Derek Deadman ... Bulldog
Michael Logan ... James

George S. Clinton ... Joe Pittman, reporter

Francesca Poston ... 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
Clem Davies ... Clark James
Coby Recht ... Jean-Louis
Iris Recht ... Dominique
Lance Aston ... Dancer
Wendy Baldock ... Dancer
Lennie Bickely ... Dancer
Mandy Carole ... Dancer
John Chester ... Dancer
Julie Collins ... Dancer
Mary Corpe ... Dancer
Susan Daly ... Dancer
Jane Danielle ... Dancer
Kathy Evans ... Dancer
Jane Faithe ... Dancer
Bert Francis ... Dancer
Marta Gillot ... Dancer
John Greaves ... Dancer
Paul Henry ... Dancer

Finola Hughes ... Dancer
Beverly Kay ... Dancer
Chrissie Kendall ... Dancer
Heather Laurie ... Dancer
Scott MacKee ... Dancer
Richard Paul Majewski ... Dancer (as Richard Majewski)
Peter Newton ... Dancer
Diana Palmer ... Dancer
Richard Pettyfer ... Dancer
Andrie Reid ... Dancer
Susan Roe ... Dancer
Terry Sheppard ... Dancer
Ricardo Sibelo ... Dancer
David Tate ... Dancer
Femi Taylor ... Dancer
Gess Whitfield ... Dancer
Yvonne Younger ... Dancer
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Directed by
Menahem Golan 
 
Writing credits
Menahem Golan (screenplay)

Coby Recht (story) and
Iris Recht (story)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Coby Recht 
 
Cinematography by
David Gurfinkel 
 
Film Editing by
Alain Jakubowicz 
 
Casting by
Valerie Van Ost 
 
Production Design by
Hans Jürgen Kiebach  (as Jürgen Kiebach)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Jürgen Kiebach  (as Jurgen Kiebach)
 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Zoré  (as Ingrid Zore)
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup artist
Lisa Grass .... makeup artist assistant
Tamy Levy .... hair stylist (as Tammy Levy)
Moni Mansano .... makeup artist
Zipporah Mansano .... makeup artist assistant
Peter Shepherd .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Axel Bär .... unit manager
Karl W. Schaper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Höner .... first assistant director
Haim Idan .... second assistant director
Dory Lubliner .... second assistant director (as Dori Lubliner)
 
Art Department
Peter Alteneder .... set dresser
Wolfgang Kallnischkies .... propman
Sybille Kirchheim .... assistant art director
Mario Stock .... property master
Dietmar H. Suhr .... assistant art director (as Dietmar Suhr)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound mixer (as Don Bassman)
Chris Carpenter .... sound mixer
Joel Fein .... sound mixer
Jacob Goldstein .... sound editor
Eli Yarkoni .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Richard Richtsfeld .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Micky Binyamini .... assistant camera (as Miki Benjamini)
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Bernd Huebner .... best boy (as Bernd Hüber)
Peter Kalisch .... assistant camera
Avraham Karpick .... assistant camera (as Avram Karpic)
Helmut Klee .... gaffer
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Shmulik Levy .... head grip (as Shmulik Levi)
Avi Avrahami .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigitte Friedländer-Rodriguez .... wardrobe (as Brigitte Rodriguez)
Sonja Kutschke .... wardrobe
Gisela Nixdorf .... wardrobe (as Giesela Nixdorf)
Helmut Preuss .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Hagit Anin .... assistant editor
Dick Bernstein .... assistant editor
Mike Berold .... assistant editor
María Luisa Pino .... assistant editor (as Maria Louisa Pino)
Efraim Reuveni .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George S. Clinton .... music adaptator
George S. Clinton .... music supervisor
Richard Goldblatt .... music recordist
Mary Hylan .... singing voice: Catherine Mary Stewart
 
Other crew
Kent Adamson .... assistant to producer
Irith Benjamini .... script supervisor
Nigel Lythgoe .... choreographer
Priscilla McDonald .... continuity
Michael Melzer .... production assistant
Helga Ploiner .... head accountant
Michael Scoble .... production assistant
Manfred Thurau .... production accountant
Trixi Waizenauer .... production secretary
Kenneth Warwick .... assistant choreographer
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Iceland:L | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (1980) | USA:PG | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A large number of the extras and background artists appearing in this musical were cast from the American High School in Berlin. They were reportedly paid about 50 marks per day.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[singing]
Mr. Boogalow:Like a puppet on a string/Like a monkey on a swing/Man is clinging to the ropes/Of the fantasies and hopes/We are dangling/He's so eager to believe/And so easily deceived/Like a baby watching magic/He's so gullible it's tragic/In a word, naive.
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Soundtrack:
I Found MeSee more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Always bad but never boring., 12 February 2003
Author: FeverDog from Center of the Universe

Here's a godawful "futuristic" musical from 1980 that takes place in 1994 (which gives you an idea of just how campy it is), about an evil record executive debauching a naive couple from (no kidding) Moose Jaw, Canada. There's some kind of religious allegory here and there throughout the murky plot, and the songs must be heard to be believed. (One is a basically unveiled ode to the orgasm, which makes me wonder how the movie got a PG rating.)

THE APPLE is CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (the music-world milieu) meets ROCKY HORROR (innocent couple corrupted by bizarre characters), and it liberally "borrows" scenes from everything from BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS to HAIR. And, oh my, the costumes. I wouldn't know where to begin describing them, so all I'll say is that camel-toe was apparently stylish for both men and women at one time.

Which is all another way of saying that THE APPLE is the newest camp classic that I must add to my collection, and I thank Showtime Beyond for unearthing this craptastic pop masterpiece. (A widescreen DVD would be nice, though.)

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