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Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 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.




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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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Music


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Did You Know?


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 »


[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 »


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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User Reviews

Not that bad. The music is great, anyway.
21 September 2014 | by zetesSee all my reviews

The movie that put an abrupt stop to Prince's movie career. Oh, it's a bad movie, all right, but I don't quite get that it's one of the worst movies ever, or even that it's significantly worse than Purple Rain. Honestly, I think I prefer it, just a bit, to the 1984 film. It's far shorter and it's way goofier - doesn't take itself as seriously. Sure, Purple Rain - the album - is Prince's masterpiece, but the soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge, while more stuck in the late 80s/early 90s and less timeless, is pretty great, too. Plot-wise, the two films are pretty similar. Prince is the good guy, Morris Day is the bad guy. They both fight over a girl (here it's Ingrid Chavez, who is beautiful but lacks the charisma of Apollonia; she's most famous for co-writing the Madonna song "Justify My Love"). There are a lot of songs. The set design here is pretty fantastic, and gives the film a surreal feel. I'm surprised the film isn't more beloved by cult audiences. It's very weird. And laughable, but in a fun way. Morris Day threatened to be more interesting in Purple Rain, and he succeeds in being so here. Prince has far less presence.

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Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Graffiti Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,447,108, 4 November 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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