A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

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Apollonia
Morris Day ...
Olga Karlatos ...
Mother
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Father
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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$7,200,000 (estimated)
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Morris Day apparently had a substance addiction throughout the production and was high during most of the filming. He often had to be almost literally dragged out of his room to the set from being so under the influence. See more »

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In the Let's Go Crazy sequence, when Morris Day is examining himself in a mirror, he takes a step to the side, revealing a stage hand in a white cap in the mirror. He realises he's in the shot and takes a step to the side. See more »

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

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Referenced in Office Christmas Party (2016) See more »

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Baby I'm A Star
Words and Music by Prince
Performed by Prince and the Revolution
© 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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