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.
The movie was originally titled "Pearl", which was a biographical movie based on Janis Joplin's life. When approached with the script for "Pearl", Bette Midler believed it was too soon after Joplin's death to portray her life in a movie. Re-writes were then made, with Midler's guidance, that deleted some portions of the original script, and embellished other parts of the story. Then the re-written script was named "The Rose", and Midler agreed to the lead role.
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 ...
When Rose's airplane lands for her St. Louis show, the airport is surrounded by mountains.
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.
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