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A Star Is Born (1976)

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Esther Hoffman
... John Norman Howard
... Bobby Ritchie
... Gary Danziger
... The Oreos
Clydie King ... The Oreos
... Quentin
M.G. Kelly ... Bebe Jesus
... Photographer
... Freddie
Uncle Rudy ... Mo
... Brian
Stephen Bruton ... The Speedway
Sammy Lee Creason ... The Speedway (as Sam Creason)
Cleve Dupin ... The Speedway
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Storyline

Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent. Written by A. Lloyd Adams [aadams@airmail.net]

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Drama | Music | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rainbow Road  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$80,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,870,102
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Asner was considered for Brian. See more »

Goofs

As John is driving from the ranch house, ostensibly to the airport to pick up Brian, the music from his 8-track player begins before the tape is fully inserted. See more »

Quotes

Esther Hoffman: You can trash your life but you're not going to trash mine.
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Crazy Credits

Ms. Streisand's clothes from ... Her Closet. See more »


Soundtracks

WOMAN IN THE MOON
Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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A magnificent vision of the 70's!
16 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Personnaly I really loved this movie, and it particularly moved me. The two main actors are giving us such great performances, that at the end, it is really heart breaking to know what finally happened to their characters.

The alchemy between Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson is marvelous, and the song are just great the way they are.

That's why I didn't feel surprised when I learned it had won 5 golden globe awards (the most rewarded movie at the Golden Globes), an Oscar and even a Grammy. This movie is a classic that deserves to be seen by anyone. A great movie, that has often been criticized (maybe because Streisand dared to get involved in it, surely as a "co-director"). Her artistry is the biggest, and that will surely please you!


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