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Rock Hall Film Series: Purple Rain
Rock star Prince makes a spectacular feature film debut in this highly autobiographical blockbuster that won both an Oscar and a GRAMMY Award.
Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film starring Prince in his acting debut playing “The Kid,” a quasi-biographical character. Purple Rain was developed to showcase Prince’s talents and contains several concert sequences. The film grossed more than $68 million at the box office in the United States and over $80 million worldwide, thus making a large profit on its $7.2 million budget. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, the last to receive the award.
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