The Rose (1979)

R   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance

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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.




  • Bette Midler and Alan Bates in The Rose (1979)
  • Bette Midler and Nick McLean in The Rose (1979)
  • Bette Midler in The Rose (1979)
  • Bette Midler in The Rose (1979)
  • Frederic Forrest in The Rose (1979)
  • Bette Midler and Alan Bates in The Rose (1979)

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6 January 2007 | rb1330
My Favorite Film of All Time
I have seen this film numerous times and I never tire of it. Without question, Bette Midler gives one of the best performances of any actor or actress that I have ever seen! She runs the gamut from comedy to tragedy and never hits a false note. This is a movie that has everything. Great acting, great music and a great story. Frederic Forrest and Alan Bates also shine. But this is Midler's movie all the way. The telephone booth call was a masterful, heartbreaking piece of acting and she was ROBBED of an Oscar, no question. Meant to be seen on the big screen, but watch it on a large screen TV and with surround sound, you'll be transfixed. Not a false note in the whole film. Very quotable lines as well, Brava!!!

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$793,063 11 November 1979

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