Sparkle

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Irene Cara (Fame) and Lonette McKee (Round Midnight) sing and struggle their way to show-business glory in a Supremes-like girl group. Dynamite Curtis Mayfield soundtrack. Year: 1976 Director: Sam O' Steen Starring: Philip M. Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKeeSystem Requirements:Run Time: 98 minsFormat: DVD MOVIE

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Studio Warner
SKU 203335646
UPC 085393197421
UPC 14 00085393197421
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Musicals/Music Videos
Rags To Riches
Rhythm And Blues
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Irene Cara (of FLASHDANCE soundtrack fame) and Lonette McKee star in this dramatic story of a musical trio's rise to stardom. Three sisters, who are raised in an impoverished neighborhood, have dreams of become pop singers. After a dark period which includes entering several dinky talent shows, they are finally discovered, and enter a world of glamour and fame. Like many though, they soon learn that there is a dangerous side to success, and they must find ways to combat the threat of self-destruction. A score by the infamous Curtis Mayfield adds soul to the drama, and the three women's tour-de-force performances are riveting.
Plot Summary
Summary A rags to riches tale about an aspiring soul group loosely based on the Supremes. Three beautiful, young, female vocalists try to make it to the top of the charts. But they encounter heartbreak along the way...and only one will be able to achieve her dream.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "One of the best things to emerge from the film version of DREAMGIRLS is the release of an even better movie, 1976's SPARKLE..." -- Grade: A- 01/19/2007 p.62
Directors
Sam O'Steen
Actors
Irene Cara
Lonette McKee
Cast & Crew
Bruce Surtees - Cinematographer
Curtis Mayfield - Original Music By
Dwan Smith - Actor
Gordon Scott - Editor
Howard Rosenman - Producer
Howard Rosenman - Writer
Irene Cara - Actor
Joel Schumacher - Writer
Lonette McKee - Actor
Philip Michael Thomas - Actor
Sam O'Steen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1976
Catalog ID 31974
UPC 00085393197421
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Reviews
ReviewSource BlackFilm.com
Review Harlem, sweet Harlem. The place where dreams are born and stardom is chased with vigor. For three sisters in 1958, this journey would lead to more than they ever imagined. Released in 1976, "Sparkle" is regarded by many as a modern black classic...Perhaps one of the most soul stirring elements of the film is the music. Composed by the late great Curtis Mayfield, the soundtrack yielded such hits as "Look into Your Heart" and "Loving You Baby". If those titles sound more familiar than the movie, perhaps it's because the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin popularized these songs on the soundtrack album that was released.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Nasser Metcalfe
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Cara,Irene
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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