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Story

Bette Midler plays a Janis Joplin-like singer overwhelmed by stardom and its excesses. Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) directs what is a kind of hybrid showcase for Midler's concert talents and a standard pop biopic, with the usual rhythms of desire, success, betrayal, failure, and such. Alan Bates is the best thing about the movie as the Rose's ruthless manager, and Harry Dean Stanton and Frederic Forrest add some interesting seasoning. But as a whole, the film can't rise above its mixed purposes or clichés. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Bette MidlerMary Rose Foster
Alan BatesRudge Campbell
Frederic ForrestHuston Dyer
Harry Dean StantonBilly Ray
David KeithPfc. Mal
Don CalfaDon Frank
James KeaneSam
Doris RobertsMrs. Foster
Jonathan BanksTelevision Promoter
Victor ArgoLockerman

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Mark Rydell
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 125 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 7, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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