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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:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A film so horrible, you can't stop watching 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

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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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:
Like Thank God It's Friday (1978), this disco musical was made to cash-in on the box-office success of Saturday Night Fever (1977).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:
Alphie's Landlady:It's 12:00! How can a man sleep so long?See more »
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A film so horrible, you can't stop watching, 8 June 2003
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Kudos to this German production by Golan/Globus. Who else could have conceived of a Sci-fi/Disco/Musical/Religious epic? Unlike Ed Wood's flicks (such as Plan 9, Glen or Glenda and Bride of the Monster), this movie proves that an embarrassingly silly and awful picture does NOT need to be made on a shoestring budget! Horrible costumes and extremely silly sets cost big bucks!

While some of the actors do actually sing reasonably well, Vladek Sheybal and Ray Shell's singing (among many others) are straight from the "Paint Your Wagon" school of movie-making which states that "just because some actors have NO discernible singing ability does not mean they cannot sing in a musical". I assume based on the banality of the music and lyrics that the same philosophy was also employed. In fact, the same could be said about the acting, sets and directing and choreography (e.g., the great song and dance number in Hell midway through the movie). It's as if Golan/Globus said "let's find as many UNTALENTED people as possible and get them together to make a movie--it will be a real HOOT!".

So, if I hated this movie so much and found it abounding in ineptness, why am I writing this review? My wife tells me I am a masochist and about awful movies, I think she's right. I love to watch wretched movies.

The Apple is not an annoying bad movie (such as ANYTHING involving Pauley Shore), a cheap schlocky bad movie (SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS or ROBOT MONSTER), a disgusting bad movie (any movie involving groups of semi-brain-dead teens being stalked by a hockey masked sociopath) or a boringly bad movie (THE CONQUERER). Instead, like such notorious greats like THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK, this movie seems to try VERY hard and yet fail on almost every level. This is definitely the case with THE APPLE--it tries so very hard but utterly misses the mark each and every time!

In summation, I call all lovers of dreck to tune in to THE APPLE. And, I am happy to say, it is NOW available on DVD!!! This makes this is an absolute MUST SEE! I must warn you, however, that although the songs are really bad, you may find yourself singing them again and again in your head. For me, I kept hearing the "Do the BIM" song over and over...and even now I do as I write this!

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