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Purple Rain (1984)

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Prince Prince
The Kid
Apollonia Kotero Apollonia Kotero
Apollonia
Morris Day Morris Day
Morris
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos
Mother
Jerome Benton Jerome Benton
Jerome
Billy Sparks Billy Sparks
Billy
Jill Jones Jill Jones
Jill


Written by
Albert Magnoli Albert Magnoli
(written by)
William Blinn William Blinn
(written by)


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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
Release date: 27 July 1984
UPC: 085391139829
Tags: 1984 (16), Musical (7), Drama (6), Music (6), Romance (5), 1980s (3), Lake Minnetonka (2), Character Study (2), Essential Cinema (2), Purple (2), Musicians (2), Rock And Roll (2), Prince (2), Gun (1), Songs (1), Minneapolis (1), Singing (1), Nude (1), Dramas (1), Soul/R&B (1)
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" Apollonia Kotero as Apollonia "


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"Princen kuolemasta tuli tänään kuluneeksi vuosi ja täytyihän sitä Prince-fanina nyt Purple Rain katsoa. Eihän tämä elokuvana ole kovinkaan hyvä - toki muutama hyvä kohtaus kyllä löytyy - mutta ei tätä draaman takia katsota. Tätä katsotaan musiikin takia ja turha sitä on kiistää, energiaa tässä riittää keikkavedoissa ja biisit ovat täyttä rautaa. Vaikea uskoa että ne on useista eri otoista kasattuja, koska ne rullaavat uskomattoman hyvin. Se miten minusta tuli Princen "


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"16/4/17 Prince's first feature film is a heady mix of performance and drama, as he plays The Kid, a singer coping with an abusive father, while dealing with a dissatisfied band and falling for a new girl in town, while his star is rising. The film isn't that great and only Morris Day adds a level of charm to the acting but once Prince starts performing, the film moves into another level. The title song is just heartbreaking."


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"Katsottu: 22.2.2017, Elisa Viihde videovuokraamo Princeä on jonkun verran tullut kuunneltua lähiaikoina, joten päätin sitten katsoa tämän elokuvan, jossa Prince esittää nuorta muusikkoa kuuluisuuden kynnyksellä. Ei tämä sinänsä niin kovin hyvä elokuva ole, mutta kumminkin viihdyttävää katseltavaa ja kuunneltavaa. "


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"Prince With the recent spate of putrid film musicals—Rock of Ages, Burlesque, Pitch Perfect, Nine—it’s hard to give the genre the cred it deserves. The key to a great musical has always been the songs, so even if the acting suffers (like 2007’s Across the Universe), the film still hits home. And no American film musical has ever done more with less than Prince’s cult classic, Purple Rain. To say that Prince was the star of Purple Rain is an understatement—it is a semi-autobiographic"


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"April 29 "I'd like to dedicate this to my father, Francis L. It's a song the girls in the band wrote, Lisa and Wendy." Even though I wasn't too familiar with Prince's music, his death still took me by surprise. I listened to a little bit of his music years ago, but back then I didn't really think much of it. Since then I haven't listened to much of his music, but right when his death was announced so many people were uploading his music on YouTube and I had a chance to listen to it this time"


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