R | | Drama, Music, Romance
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.
Bruce Dern and Nick Nolte turned down the lead role of rock promoter Rudge Campbell.
Ain't it just grand layin' there late at night in your bed, waitin' for your man to show up? And when he finally does, at oh about 4 o'clock in the mornin', with whiskey on his breath, and the smell of another woman on his person... Oh honey, I can ...
The Rose shoots up heroin in a phone booth, even though she has no water - a necessity for intravenous usage of a powdered narcotic.
Lyrics of "The Rose" are displayed at the end of the credit crawl, scrolling to the ending of the song.
CBS edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1984 network premiere.
$793,063 11 November 1979