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The Apple (1980)

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In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director:

Menahem Golan

Writers:

Menahem Golan (screenplay), Kobi Recht (story) (as Coby Recht) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Bibi
George Gilmour ... Alphie
Grace Kennedy Grace Kennedy ... Pandi
Allan Love Allan Love ... Dandi (as Alan Love)
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Topps / Hippie Leader
Vladek Sheybal ... Boogalow
Ray Shell Ray Shell ... Shake
Miriam Margolyes ... Landlady
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Bulldog
Michael Logan Michael Logan ... James Clark
George S. Clinton ... Joe Pittman
Francesca Poston ... Vampire / Star Rock / Mr. Boogalow's Receptionist / Keyboard Player in 'BIM' Band / One of Ashley's 'Lap-mates' at Mr. Boogalow's Penthouse Party
Leslie Meadows Leslie Meadows ... Ashley / Dancer
Günther Notthoff Günther Notthoff ... Fatdog (as Gunter Notthoff)
Clem Davies Clem Davies ... Clark James
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Storyline

Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear that Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

A Funky Fantasy That'll Rock Your World! See more »

Genres:

Music | Musical | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | West Germany

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English | French | German | Italian

Release Date:

21 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maçã See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the film's three writers, Iris Recht and Kobi Recht, appear in the movie, playing Dominique and Jean-Louis respectively. See more »

Goofs

Under the opening titles, there is a shot of a bank of flags that prominently includes one for the "ICC Berlin" (the actual filming location), not a likely location for the Worldvision 1994 if it takes place in the United States. See more »

Quotes

[singing]
Mr. Boogalow: Like a puppet on a string/Like a monkey on a swing/Man is clinging to the ropes/Of the fantasies and hopes/We are dangling/He's so eager to believe/And so easily deceived/Like a baby watching magic/He's so gullible it's tragic/In a word, naive.
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Alternate Versions

In 2008, a booking mix-up led MGM to loan out an uninspected print of the film for a midnight showing that was marked "Screening Print." This version of the film included the missing "Child of Love" and wedding scenes (which are present on the soundtrack album and glimpsed in the trailer) as well as other deleted footage. This print has since been screened at several midnight movie showings. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Apple (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry for Me
Music by Kobi Recht
Lyrics by Iris Recht & George S. Clinton (as George Clinton)
Performed by Mary Hylan & George Gilmour
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Where has this movie been all my life!
27 June 2003 | by chconnolSee all my reviews

I was channel surfing a few weeks ago when this...this...this..THING showed up on Flix. I was mesmerized. I grew up in the late 70's, early 80's and this felt like I was zapped back in time to movies like "Little Darlings", "Over the Edge", and "Xanadu". The whole look was scary. It looked like it was shot in a shopping mall. When I checked out the title, I thought "Where has this GREAT BAD movie been all my life! How come I've never heard of it before?" This is one camp classic that truly deserves a full resurrection. VH-1 should do a whole "Where Are They Now" on this movie. I'd love to know what the "actors" in this movie think of it now. Truly bad in a classicly bad/great way.


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