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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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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

Kris Kristofferson said: "Filming with Streisand is an experience which may have cured me of the movies." See more »

Goofs

Before performing at the charity concert John detaches a label from Esther's jacket twice. See more »

Quotes

Esther Hoffman: I think I'll do my tour in trash flash.
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Ms. Streisand's clothes from ... Her Closet. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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Groovy Babs!
27 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

My mom took me to see this movie when it came out around Christmas of 1976. I loved it then and I love it now. I know everyone makes fun of Barbra's hair in this one, but I think she looks and sounds great! ...And I seem to remember a number of women who copied that permed look at the time! Also, the bath tub scene between Streisand and Kristoferson is just so sexy! The music is great as well. This is the groovy 70's Babs at her best!


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