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The Rose is a 1979 film which tells the story of a drug-addled rock music star whose life comes unraveled when she travels to her home town to put on a concert in order to show the people she grew up with that she had "made it." The story is loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin. The movie stars Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest[?], Harry Dean Stanton, Barry Primus[?] and David Keith[?].

It was written by Michael Cimino[?] and Bo Goldman[?] from a story by Bill Kerby[?], and directed by Mark Rydell[?].

The Rose was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

The lyrics of the theme song, "The Rose", sung by Midler, play across the screen at the end of the credits.

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