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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid's spotlight -- and his girl.

Cast: Prince , Apollonia Kotero , Morris Day , Jerome Benton , Clarence Williams III , Olga Karlatos , Billy Sparks , Jill Jones

Director: Albert Magnoli

Genres: Musical

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Bros.

Purple Rain (1984)

Release Date: July 27th, 1984|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Fresh music and silly dialogue - those aspects of Purple Rain haven't changed over the years. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    If you like Prince's music, you'll love this movie. If not, stay away. show more

  • 25
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Purple Rain is not a revolution. It's not even a good movie. What it is, is a cosmic letdown. [27 Jul 1984] show more

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