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Divine Madness
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Release Date:
28 November 1980 (Australia) See more »
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Bette Midler is Divine Madness See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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(4 articles)
Top Ten Awesome People, 1980 Vintage
 (From FilmExperience. 24 September 2013, 5:26 PM, PDT)

Bette Midler auctioning stage costumes for charity
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 19 October 2011, 8:17 AM, PDT)

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Music/Band Documentaries
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fond memories See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Bette Midler ... Herself / The Divine Miss M
Jocelyn Brown ... The Harlettes
Ula Hedwig ... The Harlettes
Diva Gray ... The Harlettes
Irving Sudrow ... Head Usher
Tony Berg ... Band Vocals
Jon Bonine ... Band Vocals
Joey Carbone ... Band Vocals

Randy Kerber ... Band Vocals
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Directed by
Michael Ritchie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jerry Blatt 
Bette Midler 
Bruce Vilanch 

Cinematography by
William A. Fraker 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Baca 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John T. Kretchmer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
James Ledner .... music mixing assistant
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... additional camera operator
William C. Bohny .... additional camera operator
Bobby Byrne .... director of photography: additional photography
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator
John Donnelly .... key grip
Donald Glenn .... best boy grip
Garret Graham .... additional camera operator
John A. Hawn .... best boy
Horace Jordan .... first assistant camera
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator
Margaret Miller .... additional assistant cameraman
Scott Miller .... principal photographer
Victor Nikaido .... additional assistant cameraman
Barry Oiffer .... additional assistant cameraman
Kenneth Peach Jr. .... additional camera operator
Steve Peterson .... assistant camera
Robert Porcello .... additional assistant cameraman
Arnold L. Rich .... additional camera operator
Robert Seaman .... camera operator
Glenn K. Shimada .... additional assistant cameraman
Michael St. Hilaire .... additional camera operator
Ted T. Sugura .... additional assistant cameraman
Richard Turner .... additional assistant cameraman
Joseph F. Valentine .... additional camera operator
Ron Vargas .... assistant camera
Byron White .... gaffer
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Baca .... assistant costume designer
 
Other crew
Rick Kelly .... band crew chief
Mike Sudrow .... production assistant
Mike Tiano .... guitar technician
Julia Tucker .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bette Midler Is Divine Madness" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)

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The 94 minute theatrical cut of this film was edited from around ninety hours worth of footage or one million feet of film.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Summer (The First Time)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
fond memories, 4 February 2005
Author: belisanda (belisanda@xekmail.pt) from Santa Susana, Portugal

Yes I was a very naughty girl to watch this at age 12 - but come on, it was on network television where I lived and starting at 10 pm...

I fell in love with her here. Her comedy flare, her emotional rendering of some songs, her sheer mad-rock ones of others. It made me want to see "The Rose" (which I did) sing "Shiver Me Timbers" all day long and expect ever grander things from her Live (which eventually I got). She seems to exude so much emotion one minute, then so much raunchy humor the other. I just loved the fact that the concert/performance was introduced the way it was. And her hairdo has never quite been the same again, has it? Though myself, ultimate 80s girl-fashion victim went to the altar of sacrifice in that respect, too - just because on top of everything she did so damned well, she just looked so gorgeous.

Perfect intro to her many talents!

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