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The Rose Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Bette Midler stars as Rose in this somber drama loosely based on the life of the late Janis Joplin. She plays an ill-fated singer who succumbs to the pressures of performing by indulging in drugs and alcohol. Her sweetheart Dyer (Frederic Forrest) is the former chauffeur who naively tries to save her from self destruction, while her British manager Rudge (Alan Bates) is ultimately blamed for not preventing her inevitable fall. The story mirrors any one of a number of popular singers who have fallen victim to the excess of success. Midler and Forrest were nominated for Oscars for their performances, with Best Editing laurels given to Timothy O'Meara and Robert Wolf. Alan Bates was a box office smash and was the plum role that elevated Midler to star status in the eyes of the public and Hollywood. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 1979

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bette Midler Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1979 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bette Midler New Star of the Year - Female 1979 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bette Midler Best Actress 1979 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Frederic Forrest Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frederic Forrest Best Supporting Actor 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences C. Timothy O'Meara Best Editing 1979 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Amanda McBroom Best Original Song 1979 Winner

Crew

Mark Rydell
Director
Marvin Worth
Producer
Aaron Russo
Producer
Michael Cimino
Screenwriter
Bo Goldman
Screenwriter
Bill Kerby
Screenwriter
Bill Kerby
Screen Story
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer
C. Timothy O'Meara
Editor
Jim Schoppe
Art Director
Chris McLaughlin
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Franco
First Assistant Director
Toni Basil
Choreography
Kay Rose
Sound Editor
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