THE ROSE (Movie)

11/7/1979, Thursday. 134 minutes.
20th Century Fox. Rated R.
Drama.
Code: ROS 11/1979

PLOT

Dark, realistic portrait of a Janis Joplinesque rock star on her way down and out via drugs and alcohol

CREDITS

Writers: Bill Kirby, Bo Goldman.
Director: Mark Rydell.

CAST

Bette Midler as Rose (Mary Rose Foster)
Alan Bates as as Rudge
Frederic Forrest as Dyer
Harry Dean Stanton as Billy Ray
Doris Roberts as Rose’s mother
Jonathan Banks as TV promoter (unnamed). Listed 22nd of 40.

Awards

2 Academy award nominations.

CHARACTER

TV promoter who is impatient and worried at Rose’s non-appearance.

COMMENTS

Blink and you’ll miss him. Second scene consists of three short 3 to 5 second cuts where he's barely in shot while Bates is on phone. It’s a good film, worth watching, but not for JB. He's barely in it at all; it looks like his scene was severely cut.

CRITICS

Excellent reviews.

Los Angeles Times, 11/4/1979, Calendar p.1.

New York Times, 11/7/1979, sec.III, p.23.

Variety, 10/10/1979

LINES

(Only one line) "...to the sign. I think you better get her here pretty soon, okay?"

SCREEN TIME

21 seconds in 2 scenes, starting 1 hour, 45 minutes into film.

WORKED WITH:

Doris Roberts (HMA 5/1990; TMB 12/1997)