The Rose | 1978

Drama
The tragic story of a self destructive rock star, modeled after Janis Joplin.
Awards: 2 Golden Globe wins. Another 1 win & 8 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Rose

Actor

... Rudge

Actor

... Dyer

Actor

... Billy Ray

Actor

... Dennis

Actor

... Mal

Actor

... Sarah

Actor

... Mr Leonard

Actor

... Monty

Actor

... Don Frank

Actor

... Dealer

Actor

... Emcee

Actor

Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

Loosely based on the life of iconic rocker Janis Joplin, the film follows a superstar called The Rose on her last tour. The extroverted performer is actually lonely and insecure, and being exploited by her greedy manager. Rose falls in love with a limousine driver named Houston and he believes he can save her from self-destruction. But her "drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll" lifestyle and exhausting touring schedule overwhelm her and Rose dies onstage from a drug overdose at the beginning of her homecoming concert.

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