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Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

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Alek Keshishian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Herself
Donna DeLory Donna DeLory ... Herself - Vocals and Dancer (as Donna Delory)
Niki Harris Niki Harris ... Herself - Vocals and Dancer (as Niki Harris)
Luis Camacho ... Himself - Dancer
Oliver Crumes Jr. Oliver Crumes Jr. ... Himself - Dancer (as Oliver Crumes)
Salim Gauwloos Salim Gauwloos ... Himself - Dancer
Kevin Alexander Stea ... Himself - Dancer (as Kevin Stea)
Gabriel Trupin Gabriel Trupin ... Himself - Dancer
Carlton Wilborn ... Himself - Dancer
Sharon Gault Sharon Gault ... Herself - Mama Make-up
Joanne Gair Joanne Gair ... Herself - Madonna's Make-up
Jai Winding Jai Winding ... Himself - Keyboards
Jonathan Moffett Jonathan Moffett ... Himself - Drums
David Williams David Williams ... Himself - Guitar
Luis Conte Luis Conte ... Himself - Percussion
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Storyline

From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Taglines:

Like you've never seen her before. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual dialogue and situations | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,012,935

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,012,935
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the "Express Yourself" concert sequence, Madonna says "All right, America! Do you believe in love?" This audio is overdubbed onto footage shot in Paris, where she does not wear the ponytail as in the Japan and USA stops. Madonna's live vocals for "Express Yourself" were also replaced with the album version and the song was edited down from the longer performance featured in the actual Blond Ambition tour. See more »

Goofs

Supposedly the live footage is filmed in the United States (she even greets the audience by saying 'Alright America do you believe in love' but they zoom out so far that you can't see her lips moving). In the United States Madonna was wearing the ponytail. In all the live footage she has curled hair. This means the show was actually filmed in Europe (according to the credits, it was in Paris). There are several references to the live footage being filmed in America, especially Like a Virgin in Toronto and Keep it Together (the technical problems) in Los Angeles, even though that footage was also filmed in Paris. See more »

Quotes

Madonna: [voiceover, as Madonna visits her mother's grave] What I remember most about her was that she was - she was very kind and very gentle and very feminine. I don't know, I guess she seemed like an angel to me, but I suppose everybody thinks their mother's an angel when they're five. I also know she was really religious, so I never really understood why she was taken away from us. It seemed so unfair. I never thought that she had done something wrong, so oftentimes I wondered what I had done wrong.
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Crazy Credits

All through the end credits Madonna and her dancers' voices are heard getting ready for bed and after the credits are done Madonna is shown saying, "I'm just gonna push this button and the camera's gonna go off now. Ok?" See more »

Alternate Versions

Video version, retitled "Madonna Truth or Dare", includes footage not in the original theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Clap Your Hands, Just Dance
Written by Gene Griffin, Aaron Hall, Timothy Gatling, Teddy Riley
Virgin Songs, Inc., Cal-Gene Music, Cal Rock Music, Virgin Music, Inc., Zomba Music, Donril Music
Performed by Guy
Courtesy of MCA Records
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interesting, but not a documentary
13 August 2003 | by mdelvecchioSee all my reviews

ok, so by now you know im not a fan, as im not gushing about her in the Summary line. so i think that grants me a little more credibility...

this was not really a documentary as i envision one, mostly because she was the subject *and* executive producer -- meaning she called the shots on this film. it is therefor impossible not to paint a completely biased and self-interested picture. frankly, it's modanna propaganda (propadonna?). she knew she was making a movie about herself while she was making it... from the voice-over narrations to the staff testimonies of how "sensitive she really is", it all seemed contrived. in fact, the only real part about it were the music videos, and warren beatty (he was hilarious because he seemed so bored or disgusted of the whole thing. sardonically he humors her: "Why would you say something if it's off-camera? What..what point is there existing?"). a that being said....madonna is a terrific performer. her costumes, routines, songs, sets, and raw sexual energy just blow me away.

she's one of the privileged-few in society, but i can see why she got there.


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