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Divine Madness (1980)

In 1980, the head usher at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium gives his crew a pep talk: he wants tonight's "Betty Midler" show to go smoothly. He's a little worried about risque language, ... See full summary »

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Diva Gray ...
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In 1980, the head usher at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium gives his crew a pep talk: he wants tonight's "Betty Midler" show to go smoothly. He's a little worried about risque language, Liberace recently gave him a scare. Then, boom, there she is, with her backup trio, "The Harlettes," going from rock to ballad to medley, from "Big Noise From Winnetka" to "I Shall Be Released." It's a concentration of camp: she imitates Sophie Tucker, she's mermaid Dolores Delago, and between every song, it's non-stop movement and lots of raunchy patter. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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Divina Loucura  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$769,787, 28 September 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,318,098, 31 December 1980
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Midler's character pen name alter ego in this concert movie was "The Divine Miss M". Interestingly, Midler had previously appeared in a movie called The Thorn (1971) which has an alternate title of "The Divine Mr. J". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zapped! (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainbow Sleeves
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Bette Midler
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Truly divine
8 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can watch this over and over again. After watching The Rose, I HAD to see this, so I went out and rented it. So what if her jokes are corny, she can sing. I can't wait until I get to see her in december. Rent this if you want to see a good performance by a wonderful singer.


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