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Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical | 2 November 1990 (USA)
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The unofficial sequel to 'Purple Rain' (1984). The Kid is now club owner and rival to Morris (Morris Day) who get into a fight for the Glam Slam Nightclub.

Director:

Prince

Writer:

Prince
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince ... The Kid
Ingrid Chavez Ingrid Chavez ... Aura
Morris Day ... Morris Day
Jerome Benton Jerome Benton ... Jerome
Michael Bland Michael Bland ... Kid's Band
Phillip C Phillip C ... Kid's Band
Rosie Gaines Rosie Gaines ... Kid's Band
Levi Seacer Jr. Levi Seacer Jr. ... Kid's Band
Damon Dickson Damon Dickson ... Kid's Band
Kirk Johnson Kirk Johnson ... Kid's Band
Tony Mosley Tony Mosley ... Kid's Band
Miko Weaver Miko Weaver ... Kid's Band
Garry Johnson Garry Johnson ... The Time (as Jellybean)
Jesse Johnson Jesse Johnson ... The Time
Jimmy Jam ... The Time
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Storyline

The unofficial sequel to 'Purple Rain' (1984). The Kid is now club owner and rival to Morris (Morris Day) who get into a fight for the Glam Slam Nightclub.

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Taglines:

Music is the power. Love is the message. Truth is the answer.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az irkafirka híd See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,447,000, 4 November 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,562,778
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a deleted scene, Prince and The Time perform the song "The Latest Fashion", in what was supposed to be a round in the battle for the Glam Slam club. It was edited out due to time constraints, and it is unknown if the scene was supposed to take place before or after the "Shake"/"tick, tick, bang" sequences. The song, which is featured on the soundtrack, can still be faintly heard as the Kid drags his Telecaster guitar down the street before throwing it through the Glam Slam window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Kid: Are there really angels, or are they just in our minds? It all comes out in the wash... in time.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are spelled Prince-style, with "2" replacing "to" and "4" replacing "for" at every occasion. See more »


Soundtracks

Introduction And Allegro
Written by Maurice Ravel
Published by Theodore Presser Co. o/b/o Durand & Cie.
Master courtsey of Virgin Classic, Ltd.
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Should have gone straight to video
31 July 1999 | by dbcarrSee all my reviews

Back in the '80s and early '90s, I was one of Prince's many fans, buying or listening to virtually all the products he and his proteges released. This film changed that irrevocably. I have no doubt Prince still makes great music, but this movie proved that sometimes he's simply too weird for even my tastes.

I distinctly remember seeing the film with a friend of mine and both of us walking out silently. In a few minutes, my friend muttered, "That was the *worst* film I've ever seen in my life." I agreed; we'd both seen some real stinkers in our lifetimes too.

The problem? As others have noted, this is a film that is more like an extended music video than anything else. "Purple Rain's" had the normal, thin, classic "I'm gonna make it in showbiz" plot seen in countless films before it, so it wasn't exactly a cerebral treat either. *But* it looked realistic, the editing was tighter (thereby covering up a few of the plot holes), and you could believe it.

"Graffiti Bridge" fails on all counts above. It was shot completely in Prince's private studio, and it shows. Everything *looks* like a soundstage. I realize, of course, that this was supposed to be an elaborate fantasy, but the best abstract fantasies should at least be somewhat believable.

Are there good parts? Yes, there are a few shining moments. Morris Day and Jerome rekindle a bit of the chemistry they had in "Purple Rain" and young(er) Tevin Campbell's performance is remarkable. Prince, however, directs and edits most of the film's potentially best moments so that the life is taken out of them.

If Prince/O ever decides to make another film, he should hand over all but the musical and some of the conceptual reins to someone else.


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