Monday, 29 September 2014

The Most 80s Superhero Of All

As some of you may know, the Ocelot and Herself host a regular film club night here at the Pouch, inflicting a varied range of films ancient and modern on our little circle of movie-loving frenz & fam.

Tonight we'll be watching something that passed many of us by when it first came out, 1984's Purple Rain, starring Prince (real name: Mr Prince).

I have no idea what it's about but based on a quick look at the poster, I think it's about a sort of superhero on a motorbike. Like Ghost Rider.

Here's how I think it will go:

Rebellious loner Rick (Mr Prince) works by day at Pinkman's Auto Spares, overseen by the tyrannical Mr Pinkman (James Tolkan), but by night he attends illegal motorbike racing nights at the edge of town, adopting the glamorous identity of the Purple Rain, competing against his overbearing rival Buff (Bill Paxton) and his goons for the affections of good girl Jennifer (Kim Cattrall). Only his flamboyant friend Broadway (Bronson Pinchot) knows who the Purple Rain really is, and together they must steer a path through Pinkman, Buff and the sinister land developer Crisko (John Lithgow) to save the town and win Jennifer's heart.

I'm sure that's it. Gonna be awesome.

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