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Directed by Albert Magnoli

United States 1984 111 mins.

Prince’s electrifying film debut, set against the thriving Minneapolis music scene, finds him as a struggling musician dealing with the drama of a challenging family life while steamily falling in love with the beautiful Apollonia. The classic soundtrack features scorching performances of “Let’s Go Crazy,” “I Would Die for 4 U,” “When Doves Cry,” the title song, and more, making for a musical like none other. “The smartest, most spiritually ambitious rock movie ever made.”—Rolling Stone.

Genres: Musical



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