“Purple Rain” quotes

(1984)
Movie Purple Rain
Title Purple Rain
Year 1984
Director Albert Magnoli
Genre Drama, Musical, Romance, Music
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Plot – "The Kid" is a young black singer backed by an orchestra of friends, who believe in his talent, and by a couple of willing girls who work with him in the performances, dancing in nightclubs. This nighttime life is followed by a domestic daytime, during which the guy is oppressed by his quarrelsome and abusive parents. He meets Apollonia, a singer too, and he feels attracted to her but his arrogant ways induce the woman to perform with the rival funk band led by Morris, who flaunts his victory in a contemptuous and provocative way over Kid. His career appears in decline, meanwhile another fight between his parents ends up with his father's accidental death and determines Kid's almost definitive defeat. During a period of reflection in his house's basement, Kid discovers the father's scores - he was a failed musician - which restores his spirits and makes him find inspiration and imagination, restoring success and love too.
All actors – Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones, Charles Huntsberry, Dez Dickerson, Brenda Bennett, Susan Moonsie
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  • “- The Kid: I ain't got time for your bullshit, Billy. What do you want?
    - Billy: This stage is no place for your personal shit, man!
    - The Kid: That's life, man.
    - Billy: Life, my ass, motherfucker! This is a business, and you too far gone to see that yet! I told you before, you're not packin' them in like you used to. No one digs your music but...” (continue)
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    Prince - The Kid
    Billy Sparks - Billy
  • “- Jerome: That was fucked up, what you did, man. Morris doesn't like it, and I don't like it either.
    - The Kid: I don't care.
    - Jerome: It's obvious you don't have what it takes to get to the top.”

    Jerome Benton - Jerome
    Prince - The Kid
  • “Your lips would make a lollipop too happy.”

    Morris Day - Morris
    [Tag:charm, lips]
  • “- Father: You got a girlfriend?
    - The Kid: Yeah, I got a girlfriend.
    - Father: You gonna get married?
    - The Kid: I don't know.
    - Father: Never get married.”

    Clarence Williams III - Father
    Prince - The Kid
    [Tag:marriage]
  • “- Morris: Okay. What's the password?
    - Jerome: You got it.
    - Morris: Got what?
    - Jerome: The password.
    - Morris: The password is what?
    - Jerome: Exactly.
    - Morris: The password is exactly?
    - Jerome: No, it's okay.
    - Morris: The password is okay?”

    Morris Day - Morris
    Jerome Benton - Jerome
    [Tag:words]
  • “I'd like to dedicate this to my father, Francis L. It's a song the girls in the band wrote, Lisa and Wendy.”

    Prince - The Kid
    [Tag:father, singing, songs]
  • “God got Wendy's periods reversed. About every 28 days she starts acting nice. Lasts about a weekend.”
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  • “Let me give you a piece of advice, junior: your music make sense to no one... but yourself.”

    Billy Sparks - Billy
    [Tag:music, popularity]
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