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The Apple -- Set in 1994, a record producer, Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal) seduces young folksinger duo Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Alphie (George Gilmour) into becoming part of his stable of musical stars kept in line with sex and drugs.

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Director:
Writers:
Menahem Golan (screenplay)
Coby Recht (story) ...
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Release Date:
21 November 1980 (USA) See more »
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:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Farenheit 451: the musical. 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 ... Mr. Topps / Hippie Leader
Vladek Sheybal ... Boogalow
Ray Shell ... Shake

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

George S. Clinton ... Joe Pittman

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

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 .... boom operator
Eli Yarkoni .... sound recordist
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
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
Lindsay Dolan .... assistant choreographer
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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90 min
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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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Trivia:
The film takes place in 1994.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[singing]
Pandi:Come and take me/And shape me/And mold me/And make me/And fill me up with your fire/Come do anything to me your little heart desires!
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Soundtrack:
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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
"Farenheit 451: the musical., 17 December 2007
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

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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