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Purple Rain/Fame [DVD]
  • SKU: 8699964
  • Release Date: 01/08/2008
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (56)
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4.7
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 56)

Synopsis

Fame
Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor Albert Hague, and martinet dance teacher Debbie Allen. Of the film's cast, Ray, Currieri, Allen and Hague were carried over to the TV version of Fame, which premiered in 1981. The score for the film version of Fame was honored with an Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Purple Rain
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women. Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, Purple Rain is essentially a glorified music video, highlighted by a catalogue of Prince's hits, including I Would Die 4 U, When Doves Cry and Let's Go Crazy; the score deservedly won an Academy Award and a Grammy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Irene Cara
    Irene Cara - Coco Hernandez
  • Paul McCrane
    Paul McCrane - Montgomery MacNeil
  • Barry Miller
    Barry Miller - Raul/Ralph Garcia
  • Gene Anthony Ray
    Gene Anthony Ray - Leroy Johnson
  • Lee Curreri
    Lee Curreri - Bruno Martelli

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (56 Reviews)
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