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A Star Is Born (1976)

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

Director:

Frank Pierson

Writers:

John Gregory Dunne (screenplay by), Joan Didion (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Esther Hoffman
Kris Kristofferson ... John Norman Howard
Gary Busey ... Bobby Ritchie
Oliver Clark ... Gary Danziger
Venetta Fields ... The Oreos
Clydie King ... The Oreos
Marta Heflin ... Quentin
M.G. Kelly M.G. Kelly ... Bebe Jesus
Sally Kirkland ... Photographer
Joanne Linville ... Freddie
Uncle Rudy Uncle Rudy ... Mo
Paul Mazursky ... Brian
Stephen Bruton Stephen Bruton ... The Speedway
Sammy Lee Creason Sammy Lee Creason ... The Speedway (as Sam Creason)
Cleve Dupin 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]

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The evergreen Oscar winner ablaze with music and stardust.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When this project was first brought to Barbra Streisand by her boyfriend, producer and former Hollywood hairdresser Jon Peters, the title was "Rainbow Road" (according to an early report on the film by Rona Barrett). See more »

Goofs

The cap on the wine bottle changes (on and off) many times during the first breakfast scene. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

WITH ONE MORE LOOK AT YOU
Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher
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User Reviews

 
A Good Remake
5 February 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"A Star Is Born" (1976) uses the same storyline of the previous versions, i.e., the story of the rise of a new star and the fall of the old one, who is her beloved alcoholic and drug addicted man that discovered and promoted her career. However, this 1976 version changes the story and both Esther Hoffman and John Norman Howard are singers. There are dated scenes in 2019 but it is still a great movie with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson showing excellent chemistry. The music score is magnificent for the fans of Barbra Streisand. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Nasce uma Estrela" ("A Star Is Born")


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rainbow Road See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$80,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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