The Apple (1980)

The Apple




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A 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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Menahem Golan, Coby Recht, Iris Recht
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 2004
Cannon Group



as Mr. Boogalow

as Dandi

as Snake

as Landlady

as Jean Louis

as Domini
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All Critics (7)

A completely unadulterated bundle of the worst of cinema all spun up into one ball of madness. It cannot be described, and it can barely be experienced.

Full Review… | May 17, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

A rotten disco-musical from the 1980s that somehow has a minor cult following.

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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?).

Full Review… | September 11, 2005


Full Review… | August 24, 2004
Slant Magazine

It may, in fact, be the ultimate cinematic two-headed cow -- except unlike a two-headed cow, The Apple truly is the strangest sight your eyes have ever beheld.

Full Review… | November 5, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 24, 2005

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.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


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.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

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