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A Star Is Born ()


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

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
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Esther Hoffman
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John Norman Howard
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Bobby Ritchie
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Gary Danziger
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The Oreos
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The Oreos
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Quentin
M.G. Kelly ...
Bebe Jesus
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Photographer
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Freddie
Uncle Rudy ...
Mo
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Brian
Stephen Bruton ...
The Speedway
Sammy Lee Creason ...
The Speedway (as Sam Creason)
Cleve Dupin ...
The Speedway
Donnie Fritts ...
The Speedway
Dean Hagen ...
The Speedway
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The Speedway
Jerry McGee ...
The Speedway
Art Munson ...
The Speedway
Charles Owens ...
The Speedway
Terry Paul ...
The Speedway
Jack Redmond ...
The Speedway
Bobby Shew ...
The Speedway
Mike Utley ...
The Speedway (as Michael Utley)
Montrose ...
Montrose
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Bill Graham
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Rita Coolidge
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Tony Orlando
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Aesop Aquarian ...
Recording Engineer - 'Meow-Chow' Catfood Commercial (uncredited)
Jeffery J. Boggs ...
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Brent Carpenter ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Marty (uncredited)
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Kevin (uncredited)
Cynthia Hoppenfeld ...
Hostess (uncredited)
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Table Guest at Grammy Awards (uncredited)
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Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Neil Norman ...
Record Producer (uncredited)
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Groupie in Limousine (uncredited)
David Welsh ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Pierson

Written by

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John Gregory Dunne ... (screenplay by) &
Joan Didion ... (screenplay by) and
Frank Pierson ... (screenplay by)
 
William A. Wellman ... (based on a story by) (as William Wellman) and
Robert Carson ... (based on a story by)
 
Jonathan Axelrod ... () (uncredited)
 
Jay Presson Allen ... () (uncredited)
 
Alvin Sargent ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Jon Peters ... producer
Barbra Streisand ... executive producer

Music by

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Roger Kellaway

Cinematography by

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Robert Surtees

Film Editing by

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Peter Zinner

Editorial Department

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Marilyn Madderom ... apprentice editor
Michael E. Polakow ... apprentice editor
Florence Williamson ... assistant film editor

Production Design by

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Polly Platt

Art Direction by

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William Hiney

Set Decoration by

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Ruby R. Levitt ... (as Ruby Levitt)

Costume Design by

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Seth Banks
Shirlee Strahm

Makeup Department

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Barbara Lampson ... hair stylist
Kaye Pownall ... hair stylist: Ms. Streisand
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist
Marvin C. Thompson ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Howard Pine ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michele Ader ... second assistant director
Stuart Fleming ... assistant director (as Stu Fleming)
Edward Ledding ... second assistant director (as Ed Ledding)
John Slosser ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joe Acord ... construction coordinator
Arthur Friedrich ... property master
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Bruce Wayne Mecchi ... leadman (uncredited)
Eugene J. Reed ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Galloway ... sound
Robert Glass ... dubbing mixer (as Bob Glass)
Robert Knudson ... dubbing mixer
Marvin I. Kosberg ... sound effects editor
Tom Overton ... production sound mixer
Josef von Stroheim ... sound effects editor
Dan Wallin ... dubbing mixer
Stephen Katz ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Phil Ramone ... sound mixer: live recording (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chuck Gaspar ... special effects

Stunts

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Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham ... stunts (uncredited)
Spanky Spangler ... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Barth ... assistant camera
Jules Fisher ... concert lighting
Daniel R. Jordan ... key grip (as Dan Jordan)
Earl Kennedy ... gaffer
Victor Nikaido ... assistant camera
Charles W. Short ... camera operator
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator (as Robert Thomas)
Ron Grover ... still photographer (uncredited)
Serge Poupis ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (uncredited)
Johnny Walker ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dianne Crittenden ... casting supervisor
Frank Kennedy ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Seth Banks ... wardrobe
Shirlee Strahm ... wardrobe
Barbra Streisand ... clothes: Ms. Streisand

Music Department

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John Caper Jr. ... music editor
Phil Ramone ... music & live recordings producer
Barbra Streisand ... musical concepts
Thomas Vicari ... music scoring mixer
Paul Williams ... music supervisor
Ian Freebairn-Smith ... music arranger (uncredited)
Franklin Jones Jr. ... score mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Alan Falco ... transportation

Other crew

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Scott Conrad ... special sequences
Betty Crosby ... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Gene Levy ... production auditor
Joan Marshall ... assistant: Ms. Streisand (as Joan Marshall Ashby)
Jeff Werner ... special sequences
David Winters ... choreographer
Laura Ziskin ... assistant: Mr. Peters
Joe Hyams ... studio publicity executive (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Grace Davidson ... special thanks
Joyce Sullivan ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Rainbow Road (United States)
  • Une étoile est née (France)
  • Ha nacido una estrella (Spain)
  • Bir yildiz doguyor (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Nace una estrella (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $88,870,102

Did You Know?

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Trivia Kris Kristofferson did not get along with the director. According to Kris, Frank Pierson, himself a World War II veteran, looked down on Kristofferson for being in the Army, but not going to war in Vietnam. Kristofferson later said: "I was too drunk to give a shit." See more »
Goofs During the first breakfast of John and Esther, the layout of hands and dishes changes several times between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Star Is Born, King Kong, The Seven Percent Solution,The Enforcer, Network, Rocky, Nickelodeon, Stir Crazy (1976). See more »
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Crazy Credits Ms. Streisand's clothes from ... Her Closet. See more »
Quotes Esther Hoffman: You can trash your life but you're not going to trash mine.
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