A Star Is Born

Synopsis: Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Frank Pierson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

and there's 50,000 people coming...

to see if you've still got

something to show.

Are you ready?

You horse's ass, it took a court order

to get you back on stage.

Don't you understand that?

After Detroit, your ass is on the line.

- I'm not shitting you.

- The hell with it.

- Come on, Mo, let's go.

- Goddamn.


- I don't want you to blow this deal.

- Floor it.

Where to?

Back about 10 years.

Yeah, but, what about tonight?

Will you welcome, please, the Oreos.

- Sorry.

- What a thrill.

I want to shake your hand, man.

I mean, I love the way you do it.

- Where you playing? You playing in town?

- No.

- Where you playing now?

- Stop.

Hey, man,

I wouldn't do anything to bug you.

Can I buy you a beer?

This table's reserved.

We got a nice table for you,

Mr. John Norman.

Wine, beer, or herbal tea?

- What?

- Wine, beer, or herbal tea.

- Those are the options?

- Right.

We don't have a license.

So what are you planning

to do with that bottle?

I was planning to open it.

You can't do that, we don't have a license.

Wine, beer, or herbal tea.

Do you make herbal iced tea?

- Bring me some herbal iced tea.

- Okay.

- Without the herbal tea.

- Why don't you give me the bottle...

It's stupid.

We don't have a license.

Well, you don't tell, and I won't tell.

- Don't you think you've had enough?

- Of what?

I could lose my job this way.

Well, we don't want that to happen,

do we?

Just turn your back.

What you don't know won't hurt you.

Why don't I hold that bottle till you leave?

What are you going to do with my bottle?

Right on.

You're blowing my act.


I'm sorry, really I am.

You don't mind, John, just one?

Okay, smile.


Thanks, pal.

John Norman, how you doing?

Shut it, man.

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John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne (May 25, 1932 – December 30, 2003) was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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