Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. The film stars Prince, making his film debut playing a semi-autobiographical character. Purple Rain was developed to showcase his talents and hence contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$68 million at the box office. Purple Rain is the only feature film starring Prince that he did not also direct. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, currently the last to receive the award. A semi-sequel, Graffiti Bridge, was released in 1990. [X]
Synopsis: 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. [IMDB]
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