The Apple (1980)
Movie InfoA musical set in futuristic 1994 with a plot that serves up songs at every turn, The Apple is less a story and drama than a series of pop-music numbers. The premise is that the world is essentially controlled by Mr. Buggallow (Vladek Sheybal), his henchman (Ray Shell), and the rock musicians they support. When a pure-hearted duo enter Buggallow's Worldvision Song Contest with a different kind of sound, they are undermined by the evil man in every way possible. The couple become separated, and for awhile it looks like decent music will suffer a serious collapse. The comic-book style villain and his prey are played with a definite two-dimensionality. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Apple
A rotten disco-musical from the 1980s that somehow has a minor cult following.
If you believe in God, be prepared to question His existence, for no compassionate deity would ever allow such a monstrosity to be made (would He?).
Audience Reviews for The Apple
Do you love Bad Musicals? Disco Music? Canadian Pop Sensations? The futuristic world of 1994? The you my friend need to see The Apple.More
A great weird little musical, it's actually quite 70s feeling although it's from '80. It's very stylish, the story is good, and the music is great. I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it.More
An innocent pair of Canadian folk singers fall under the influence of a Mephistophelean pop music promoter in this futuristic (set in 1994) musical fantasy. An obvious attempt to replicate the campy underground success of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW; despite one of the most jaw-dropping endings in history, it's not half as bad as it's reputation suggests. The musical numbers are catchy, the easy to follow plot lifted from old MGM backstage muscials and dystopian lietrature, and the crazy psychedelic costumes and sets mean there's always something to look at.More
Worth it for the costumes alone, the film would be more of a cult classic if the music was better. Has one heck of a "what the heck?!" ending.More
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