Purple Rain

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1984 | 111 minutes | Rated R

As a movie, Purple Rain isn't much, honestly—basically a series of melodramatic (and often misogynistic) vignettes about a pouty brat (Prince) acting like a sour piece of shit to everyone in a five-mile radius (The Revolution, Apollonia) as a coping mechanism for having an abusive father (Clarence Williams III). But as a document of Prince's talents as a musician and a live performer, (and to a lesser extent, Morris Day's charisma and The Time's chops), Purple Rain is like an atomic bomb powered by funk-rock fusion, whose radioactive fallout changed pop culture forever. SQUAWK! Hallelujah.

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Film Credits
Director
Albert Magnoli
Cast
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Clarence Williams III, Olga Karlatos, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones