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Purple Rain (1984)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Musical  |  27 July 1984 (USA)
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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of ... See full summary »

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Apollonia
Morris Day ...
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Jerome Benton ...
Jerome
Billy Sparks ...
Billy
Jill Jones ...
Jill
Charles Huntsberry ...
Chick
Dez Dickerson ...
Dez
Brenda Bennett ...
Brenda
Susan Moonsie ...
Susan (as Susan)
Sandra Claire Gershman ...
Beautiful Babe
Kim Upsher ...
Kim
Alan Leeds ...
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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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27 July 1984 (USA)  »

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Bíboreső  »

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SEK 2,121,738 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Probably due to pacing reasons, when The Revolution is performing 'Darling Nicky', the third verse is omitted from the final film. It can still be heard on the movie's soundtrack Album. See more »

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The conversation between Morris and Apollonia in the car outside of the club is dubbed over Morris talking to Jerome. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
First Avenue M.C.: Ladies and gentlemen... The Revolution!
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"May u live 2 see the dawn" See more »


Soundtracks

Sex Shooter
Words and Music by Apollonia 6 and Prince (as The Starr Company)
Performed by Apollonia Kotero, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie as (Apollonia 6)
© 1984 Controversy Music
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I love this movie!
19 July 1999 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Ok, so it may not be the award-winning "movie of the year" type-film (apart from the brilliant soundtrack that I think won a few awards), but it is a really great film about 'The Kid' (Prince / O( take your pick) and the happenings around him living in Minneapolis, playing his music. The music is absolutely superb, in my opinion you HAVE to own this soundtrack, it is truly a classic and sums up the eighties sounds and feel in a wonderful fashion. And the movie itself plays out a nice plot, it's worth seeing over and over again, espeically if you like Prince / O (which I do) of course.


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