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Sparkle (1976)

Director: Sam O'Steen

Writers: Joel Schumacher; Howard Rosenman

Music Composed and Scored by: Curtis Mayfield

Producer: Howard Rosenman

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Alice
Actor
3-Dec-1941   The Matrix Revolutions
Irene Cara
Singer
18-Mar-1959   Oh what a feeling
Dorian Harewood
Actor
6-Aug-1950   Full Metal Jacket
Lonette McKee
Actor
22-Jul-1954   Maggie Davis on Third Watch
Philip Michael Thomas
Actor
26-May-1949   Det. Ricardo Tubbs on Miami Vice

CAST

starring
Philip Michael Thomas   ...   Stix
Irene Cara   ...   Sparkle
Lonette McKee   ...   Sister
Dwan Smith   ...   Delores
Mary Alice   ...   Effie
Dorian Harewood   ...   Levi
and
Tony King   ...   Satin
co-starring
Beatrice Winde   ...   Mrs. Waters
Paul Lambert   ...   Moe Gerber
Joyce Easton   ...   Lee Gerber
Otis Day   ...   Ham
Norma Miller   ...   Doreen Baker
Talya Ferro   ...   Miss Taylor
Robert W. Delegall   ...   Mr. Daniels
Armelia McQueen   ...   Tune Ann
Don Bexley   ...   Bubbles Sweeney
Timmie Rogers   ...   Comic M.C.
Ken Renard   ...   Shimmy Dodson
John Hawker   ...   Hotel Clerk

REVIEWS

Review by Figueroa (posted on 5-May-2008)

Best picture, sound track and storyline I have every watched in 1976 when I was a teenager. In fact, I feel that this movie is timeless! The only thing is that I wished the original soundtrack from the movie would have been released instead of having Aretha Franklin sing it. Don't get me wrong, the queen of soul is nice, but it would have been better since Lonette McKee and Irene Cara had such beautiful voices and I would have loved to have heard them instead of Franklin sing it since the movie was first rate!


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