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Actors: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
PG     2007     1hr 38min

Irene Cara (Fame) and Lonette McKee (Round Midnight) sing and struggle their way to show-business glory in a Supremes-like girl group. Dynamite Curtis Mayfield soundtrack.


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Actors: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/02/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Shannon W.
Reviewed on 3/24/2013...
this is a good movie but I like the re make better. well worth the point in trade.
Pam F. (PamYla) from JONESBORO, GA
Reviewed on 10/17/2012...
I really enjoyed it. I hadn't seen it since it first came out years ago

Movie Reviews

"Sparkle" SPARKLES!
The Fancy One | Westchester County, NY | 09/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this film in the movies as a teenager and I've never forgotten how it made me laugh, cry and want to sing right along. "Sparkle" is the fictional story of the struggles of three Harlem sisters who are trying to make it in the music business in the late 1950s, but each of them encounter individual problems on the road to fame. Only one of the sisters eventually go on to stardom, while one gets engulfed into the street life, with heartbreaking results, and the other hates the life she's living and decides to leave for good.

There are fine performances in this movie. Irene Cara (who plays "Sparkle"), Lonette McKee, and Dorian Harewood are particular standouts. Look for future "Miami Vice" star, Philip Michael Thomas, as Sparkle's enterprising boyfriend. It has been compared to Broadway's "Dreamgirls" and the Supremes' story, but it has its own strengths, plus a slammin' soundtrack, written and produced by the late, great Curtis Mayfield, and sung by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. "Something He Can Feel" is STILL the jam. I gave it four stars because the ending was predictable, but all around this is a wonderful film. Highly recommended. Now where's the DVD?"
Nanette Sims | Detroit, MI United States | 01/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must say Sparkle is my favorite movie. I've seen it probably hundreds of times since the 70's. Lonette McKee and Irene Cara were great in this movie. Making it big in the "Music Business" was their dream until Sister (Lonette McKee) let something over power her dreams. Fortunately, Sparkle (Irene Cara) was able to succeed with the help and encouragement of her boyfriend Stix (Philip Michael Thomas). This is definitely an African-American Classic. I hear there's going to be a remake of this film soon. It may be good, but it will never come close to the original."
BEST Movie hidden!!!
Bookpages | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sparkle is a classic and excellent cast and directed film. This movie is hidden from getting the attention that is deserves. The story and acting is superb! It's a classic movie in the class with "The Imitation of Life" (but a different type of story here). I STRONGLY recommend this film."