Two rock superstars play out their lives against the high pressure background of big-time rock and roll. Streisand's singing adds luster to a familiar script. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Song Score. Academy Awards: Best Song ("Evergreen").
1976 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
Paul Williams - Singer/Composer/Actor
Frank Pierson - Screenwriter, Director, mid '60s-early '90s, COOL HAND LUKE
Barbra Streisand - Actress/Singer/Director, YENTL (1983)
Barbara Joan Streisand - Actress/Singer/Director, YENTL (1983)
Oliver Clark - Supporting Actor
Gary Busey - American Actor
Polly Platt - Designer/Producer/Writer
Jon Peters - Producer/Executive
Paul Mazursky - Director/Screenwriter, BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969)
John Gregory Dunne - American Screenwriter
Kris Kristofferson - Singer/Composer/Actor
Kris Karson - Singer/Composer/Actor
Robert Surtees - Director of Photography and father of Bruce Surtees
Peter Zinner - Oscar winning American Editor/Director, THE DEER HUNTER
David Winters - Choreographer/Actor/Dir.
Sally Kirkland - American Actress
In this third remake of the classic made originally in 1937, the story is updated for the 1970s and concerns a rock superstar and his downward spiral into booze and drugs.
The song "Evergreen," won the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Song. Color by Metrocolor. Additional cast: Vanetta Fields and Clydie King (The Oreos), Marta Heflin (Quentin), M.G. Kelly (Bebe Jesus), and Joanne Linville (Freddie). Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1976 Barwood Films, Inc., The First Artists Production Company Ltd., and Warner Bros.