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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Barbra Streisand
Director: Frank Pierson Cast: Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
, Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
, Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
Frank Pierson


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The third remake of the 1932 drama What Price Hollywood?, this adaptation of A Star Is Born moved the story into the mid-1970's and changed the milieu from the movie business to pop music. John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) is a rock star whose career has peaked; he is numbed by booze and cocaine, his music has lost its edge, and his performances have become painfully haphazard. One night, after a concert, he stumbles into a club where he sees a singing group fronted by Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand). John likes what he hears and loves what he sees; he tries picking her up, but soon realizes if he wants to see her, he'll have to ask her out on an actual date. He does, and before long the two become involved, although Esther has trouble with John's rock star lifestyle. One night, a typically burned-out John lets Esther sing a few songs at one of his shows; before long she's the talk of the record business. While Esther's star begins to rise, John's continues to sink, and while she desperately tries get John to clean up and focus on his music, it may be too late to save him. The song "Evergreen" earned this film an Academy Award for Best Song; the credits contain the amusing notice, "Ms. Streisand's Clothes from ... Her Closet."

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2019
UPC: 0883929680917
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 19,891

Special Features

Commentary by Barbra Streisand; Additional Scenes; Wardrobe Tests; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Esther Hoffman
Kris Kristofferson John Norman Howard
Paul Mazursky Brian
Gary Busey Bobby Ritchie
Oliver Clark Danziger
Clyde King One of the Oreos
Vanetta Fields One of the Oreos
Marta Heflin Quentin
M.G. Kelly Bebe Jesus
Sally Kirkland Photographer
Joanne Linville Freddie
Uncle Rudy Mo
Tony Orlando Himself
Robert Englund Marty
Allison Caine Voice Only
Stephen Bruton The Speedway

Technical Credits
Frank Pierson Director,Screenwriter
Seth Banks Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Bergman Score Composer
Marilyn Bergman Score Composer
Robert Carson Original Story
Scott Conrad Editor
Joan Didion Screenwriter
John Gregory Dunne Screenwriter
Stu Fleming Asst. Director
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
William Hiney Production Designer
Rupert Holmes Score Composer
Roger Kellaway Score Composer
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Kenny Loggins Score Composer
Tom Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Jon Peters Producer
Polly Platt Production Designer
Leon Russell Score Composer
Allan Snyder Makeup
Shirley Strahm Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbra Streisand Score Composer,Executive Producer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Marvin C. Thompson Makeup
Dan Wallin Sound/Sound Designer
William Wellman Original Story
Paul Williams Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
David Winters Choreography
Peter Zinner Editor

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