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Reply #30 posted 04/16/10 10:09am

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(22) BASEMENT -- HALLWAYS AND BEDROOM -- NIGHT

A naked LIGHT BULB snaps ON. It dangles
like a pendulum, casting strange
shadows. The basement is partitioned
off into a series of rooms,
interconnected by a labyrinthine
coimbination of passages. An old washer
and dryer stand in the corner.

Prince descends the steps slowly. He
comes through a door, closes it behind
him. He moves down a narrow passageway,
enters a small cramped BEDROOM.


He closes the door and locks it behind
him. MOONLIGHT filters in throuch the
cacement windows. The total effect is
like entering a womb, a deep dark
chamber of security and safety.

Lying heavily onto his bed, he sighs
long and deep, his eyes piercing the
darkness...

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #31 posted 04/16/10 10:18am

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[Edited 4/16/10 10:31am]
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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FADE IN: Wednesday ... I Don't Know What I'd Do...


(23) INT. CLUB EARLY MORNING

MUSIC wafts through the sun-drenched
CLUB. Jill is seated at the PIANO, 'a
la Marlene Dietrich, SINGING to her
heart's content. A cigarette dangles
from her lip, a police cap is perched
jauntily on her head. It's a simple bar
tune, delivered slightly off-key, but
with an openness that is endearing.
Chick is working in the corner,
chuckling to himself, stacking chairs,
sweeping up.

Suddenly she stops -- listens intently.
She jumps up, deliberately spills her
orange juice on the piano. Prince comes
around the corner, stops short--

PRINCE
(surprised)
What are you doing here?

She's a bundle of loose, embarrassing
ends -- the cigarette, hat, juice--

JILL
What...what are you doing
here?




He feels caught out -- SCANS the BOARD
earnestly for Vanity's info -- tries
to think of something to say--

PRINCE
Huh ... it's kind of dead in
here. Where is everybody?


JILL
In bed I guess...
(to herself)
Oh, God ...
(changes subject)
Guess what, I bought a dog.


PRINCE
That's nice...
(he spots vanity's card)
Ah, I guess I'll come back at
a better time. You think
tonight the the place'll be
jumping?


JILL
Well, I'll be here -- I always
like what you do.


He smiles, moves to the door -- Jill
connects with a thought--

JILL
Wait! I've got something for
you.


PRINCE
What? A subpoena?

JILL
(embarrassed)
No...

She rumages through her bag, pulls out a
cassette--



JILL
It's a song Lisa and Wendy
wrote.


He stiffens, doesn't reach for it--

PRINCE
(suspicious)
Why didn't they give it to me
themselves?




JILL
Well, I liked it and wanted to
listen to it. They told me to
give it to you when I was
done.


He puts his sunglasses on, hesitates,
then takes it from her gingerly. He
regards it for a long time--

PRINCE
You really liked it, huh?
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #33 posted 04/16/10 10:42am

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all i have to say is that i loved his Computer Blue outfit! love


doesn't matter how many times i see that outfit.. horny
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Reply #34 posted 04/16/10 10:53am

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DoffieParker said:

PurpleDiamond2009 said:

all i have to say is that i loved his Computer Blue outfit! love


doesn't matter how many times i see that outfit.. horny


falloff besides the Automatic outfit this is imo the sexiest piece of clothing hes ever worn ever maybe he should bring it back just for old times sake wink lol
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Reply #35 posted 04/16/10 11:06am

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DoffieParker said:



doesn't matter how many times i see that outfit.. horny


falloff besides the Automatic outfit this is imo the sexiest piece of clothing hes ever worn ever maybe he should bring it back just for old times sake wink lol


that would be lush! giggle
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Reply #36 posted 04/16/10 11:13am

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One can never get tired of this movie (oh yeah, or the Computer Blue outfit with eye mask and all). Some would argue but that's 7Silhouette's opinion anyway, lol

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Reply #37 posted 04/16/10 11:14am

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OldFriends4Sale said:[quote]Benefit Concert For The Minnesota
Dance Theater Company

August 3,1983 1st Avenue



1.Let's Go Crazy
2.When You Were Mine
3.A Case Of You
4.Computer Blue
5.Delirious
6.Electric Intercourse
7.Automatic
8.I Would Die 4 U
/Baby I'm A Star

9. Little Red Corvette
10.Purple Rain
11.D.M.S.R

eek damn that's a funky set
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Reply #38 posted 04/16/10 11:22am

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NelsonR said:[quote]

OldFriends4Sale said:

Benefit Concert For The Minnesota
Dance Theater Company

August 3,1983 1st Avenue



1.Let's Go Crazy
2.When You Were Mine
3.A Case Of You
4.Computer Blue
5.Delirious
6.Electric Intercourse
7.Automatic
8.I Would Die 4 U
/Baby I'm A Star

9. Little Red Corvette
10.Purple Rain
11.D.M.S.R

eek damn that's a funky set


before I even heard the live set, hearing the rehearsal for this you could feel the energy and excitement. The band was tight on this 1
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #39 posted 04/16/10 11:36am

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my fav movie of all time worship wink
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Reply #40 posted 04/16/10 12:10pm

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my fav movie of all time worship wink



I watch this movie and just don't see all the mistakes that are brought up, it moves to fast. I think the only mistake I 'noticed' was Apollonia's wet hair drying in 2 seconds when she drove away with the Kid on th bike. This movie could have been longer some performance scenes or Wednesday. This movie moves,really quickly
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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barn scene

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(24) INT. REHEARSAL HALL -- DAY

MUSIC throbs throuch the crammed,
rundown REHEARSAL HALL. Hardwood
floors, a wall of mirrors, and a bank of
windows provides the setting. SUNLIGHT
streams through tattered yellow shades.


The Time is set up on one side providing
the music for "Sex Shooter" a saucy
number with an irresistible beat.

Morris, with Jerome by his side, stands
in the middle of the floor, SHOUTS
instructions to...

...BRENDA and SUSAN, gamely trying some
intricate dance steps. Brenda is 21
years old, blond, sexy, with an alluring
new-wave look. Susan is 16 years old,
with dark, lustrous hair and a sexy baby-
doll quality. Right now they're tired as
hell, and a little angry--

MORRIS
One, two, three, kick! One,
two, three, kick! Four,
five...Oh, Lord. Cut! Cut!

The MUSIC stops, the girls come to a
halt -- Morris regards them evenly--



MORRIS
You ladies don't seem to
realize how valuable my time
is. You're going to make my
boys look bad.

BRENDA
Why don't you let us come up
with our own steps?

Morris glares at her--

MORRIS
We tried that...
(sweetly)
... remember?

The Girls fidget--

MORRIS
Now you're in the best
possible position you can be
in, so what' s the matter --
your shoes on too tight or
something?
(claps his hands)
Let's have some action, let's
have some asses wiggling, I
want some perfection. Whawhak!


The MUSIC starts up -- the Girls start
dancing. Morris looks woefully to
Jerome---

MORRIS
I think I'm going to need a
drink, a strong drink.
(a beat)
Let's get the hell out of
here.


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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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(25) EXT. STREETS AND ALLEY -- DOWNTOWN -- DAY

Morris and Jerome move briskIy down the
sidewalk--



MORRIS
This just ain't happening. The
bitches are okay, but we need
something more exciting-


JEROME
You're right. We could be
doing much better. Any ideas?


MORRIS
That powder fine babe we saw
last night.


JEROME
Oooh, yeee! -- Why don't we
find out who she is?


Morris snaps an address in front of his
face--

MORRIS
I already know that. Jill
gave me everything last night.
Whawhak!


JEROME
Then what are we waiting for?
Let's go!


MORRIS
No, no -- that ain't classy
enough. I want the bitch to
come to me -- I'm the only
star in this town.



Suddenly a BEAUTIFUL BABE lunges into
the sidewalk from the alley--


BABE
(yelling)
Morris Day, who do you think
you are?! I waited up all
night for you. I'm so tired
of you doing that to me. You
think you're so hot? You're
nothing special. This is the
third time you pulled that
shit. Who the fuck do you
think I am?!


MORRIS
Jerome!

Jerome puts the girl in a headlock,
DRAGS her into the alley--

BABE
(screaming)
Leave me alone you ape! --
What are you doing to me?!
Morris!!


He flings her into the dumpster, SLAMS
the lid with a CRASH. Morris pats his
brow--



MORRIS
Lo-rd..! Such nastiness.
(a beat)
Hee, hee -- Let's break.

They streak across the street, double-
time it to the CADDY. A COP sweeps by,
gives them a curious look. Morris puts
on a dignified air, then stops,
stupified--
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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MORRIS
Jerome, this car --
it's...it's lacking something.
What do you think?

JEROME
Hmm... I don't know...

MORRIS
I got it! The hubcaps. We
need something sweeter.

JEROME
I think I know what it needs.

Morris is pondering his Stacy Adams--

MORRIS
Yeah ... I know what these
need.


(26) INT. SHOESHINE STAND -- DOWNTOWN -- DAY

Morris sits in the chair, his Stacy
Adams worked on by an old, grizzled
SHOESHINE BOY in his mid-sixties, with
large jowls and silver close-cropped
hair. Jerome stands nearby, watches
intently--

MORRIS
(musing)
The girl has expensive tastes.
I wonder if she can sing.

JEROME
As fine as she is...she
doesn't have to know how to
sing.

MORRIS
(grace)
I know that's right.
(to Shoeshine)
Hey -- watch it now.

The Shoeshine Boy looks up balefully --
Morris smiles, then grits his teeth--

MORRIS
I want you to stay out of the
set tonight. I want you to
work the floor.

JEROME
What for?

MORRIS
I want to know when that sweet
thing shows up. You stay by
the door, you see her, you
come get me, cool?

JEROME
Cool. I come get you -- let
you know the girl's there.

MORRIS
Well, not if I'm with my other
babes. That wouldn't be cool.
I don't want to break their
hearts, and you know how I
feel abouy that. So we ought
to have like, a signal.

JEROME
A password.


MORRIS
Okay. What's the password?

JEROME
You got it.

MORRIS
Got what?

JEROME
The password.

MORRIS
The password is what?

JEROME
Exactly.

MORRIS
The password is exactly?

JEROME
No, it's--

MORRIS
-- Hold it now. Slow down.
The babe walks in and you see
her.

JEROME
I see her.

MORRIS
You come get me.

JEROME
I come get you.

MORRIS
And I'll probably have a
couple little sexies on the
stand-by, and we don't want to
upset them, do we? So you
just glide by me and
say...what?

JEROME
Okay.

MORRIS
The password is okay?

JEROME
Far as I'm concerned.


MORRIS
Dammit! Say the password.

JEROME
What.

MORRIS
Say the password, sperm
breath!

JEROME
The password is what.

MORRIS
(frustrated)
That's what I'm asking you!

JEROME
(more frustrated)
It's the password!

MORRIS
The password is it?

JEROME
(exasperated)
Ahhhhh! The password is what!

MORRIS
It! You just said so!

JEROME
The password isn't it! The
password is--

MORRIS
-- What?

JEROME
Got it!

MORRIS
1 got it?

JEROME
Right.

MORRIS
It or right?

JEROME
(perplexed)
What??



The Shoeshine Boy looks up slowly --
regards them with a soulfull look--

SHOESHINE BOY
Either of you do heavy drugs?
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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[Edited 4/17/10 12:52pm]
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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27) EXT. STORE WINDOW AND MALL SHOPS -- DOWNTOWN --
AFTERNOON


The SIDEWALKS are alive with bustling
SHOPPERS. Vanity walks aimlessly past
store windows, staring longingly at the
expensive items.

BRIDAL SHOP

as she stops suddenly and stares
transfixed. A YOUNG WOMAN, startingly
similiar to her in looks and coloring,
tries on a beautiful bridal gown as a
SEAMSTRESS adjusts the hem. The entire
scene is warm and endearing. Vanity is
struck by lt's beauty and seems to sigh.
The Young Woman looks up suddenly,
catches Vanity's gaze, and gives her an
affectionate smile. Vanity smiles back
avidly, then--

PRINCE (0. S .)
Give me that.

She looks up startled--

PRINCE
There ... on your boot.

She looks down -- it's the expensive
gold chain. She hesitates, then hands
it to him. He drops it into his pocket,
walks away--

VANITY
Hey, wait!

She runs after him--

VANITY
Give it back to me

He continues to walk briskly -- she
starts pulling on his coat--

PRINCE
You can have it back later.

VANITY
I want it back now, okay?

PRINCE
Who gave it to you?



VANITY
A person

PRINCE
Female or male?

VANITY
Huh ...

PRINCE
You're lying. I can tell just
by your reaction that you're
lying.




He moves away briskly -- Vanity stands
her ground, amused--

PRINCE
So you gave it to me -- it's
not yours anymore.


He stops short -- something has caught
his eye. She's curious, comes up behind
him, then--

VANITY
You see something you like?

He puts on his sunglasses. A GUITAR
stands prominently in the window.

PRINCE
Let's go for a ride.

He flips her the gold chain' -- turns
hastily. She weighs it in her hand,
studies the guitar--

VANITY
It's pretty.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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(28) EXT. HIGHWAY -- DUSK * TAKE ME WITH YOU *

Prince and Vanity on his MOTORCYCLE
blazing down the HIGHWAY, twisting
through TRAFFIC. The CITY is behind
them, receding into the distance.

(29) Ext. COUNTRYSIDE -- DUSK

They pull off an access road, drop down
a small embankment, ride down a narrow,
dirt road.



LAKESIDE

The pull to a stop. A LAKE stretches
before them. Vanity gets off the bike,
walks around exploring, casting curious
glances at Prince. He stands by the
water, idly tossing stones--



VANITY
My psychic told rne I was
going to be famous.

PRINCE
How much did that cost you?

VANITY
Fifty bucks. It was a good
investment.



He doesn't respond -- she suddenly feels
shy--

VANITY
No seriously -- My psychic did
tell me. I was in a play
once.

PRINCE
Oh, yeah -- what did you play?

VANITY
Isadora Duncan...

She stretches her arms like a butterfly,
does a little step--

VANITY
That means I can sing and
dance.
(a beat)
Want to help me?



PRINCE
(swiftly)
Nope.

VANITY
(surprised)
Pardon me?

PRINCE
Nope.

She's Perplexed--

PRINCE
Want to know why?

VANITY
(defensively)
Nope.


PRINCE
(a beat)
Because you wouldn't pass the
initiation.

VANITY
What initiation?

PRINCE
Well, for starters ycu have to
purify yourself in the waters
of Lake Minnetonka.

VANITY
What?

PRINCE
You have to purify yourself in
Lake Minnetonka.





Her brow furrows, she looks out across
the lake. He's calmly throwing stones.
Recognizing a challenge when she sees
one, she formulates a plan, faces him
seductively, shoots him an open look.
He stops suddenly, locks eyes with her,
feels his knees go weak. Her hold on
him is unmistakable. She pulls off her
blouse in one fluid motion, tugs off her
boots, drops her pants to the ground.
She's exquisite, takes a step toward
him. Passion rings in his veins ...



Suddenly she turns on her heels, moves
purposefully toward the water. He's
shocked, realizes that she's about to
go in--

PRINCE
Hey, wait a minute! Thats--

But she silences him savagely--

VANITY
We made a deal!

And before he can react she scampers
along a log, DIVES beneath the surface.
He can't believe it -- her spirit really
impresses him. She breaks the surface
coughing and sputtering, hops and jumps
to the shore--

PRINCE
Hold it.

VANITY
What?

PRINCE
That ain't Lake Minnetonka.


He tries to keep a straight face, jumps
on his motorcvcle, STARTS it up. His
words take a moment to sink in, then--



VANITY
(enraged)
You bastard. I don't believe
it. How could you do that to
me?!


She gathers up her clothes, tries
desperately to put them on. She slips
and falls -- Prince can't help laughing-


-

VANITY
Damn you -- I'll kill you.

She starts throwing stones. He laughs,
blasts up the path--

VANITY
(screaming)
You prick! Are you sick?! Is
this some kind of ritual --
getting your kicks! How many
girls have you done this to?


ACCESS ROAD

He blazes up the embankment, SAILS
through the air, drops expertly onto the
road. He fishtails to a slick stop.
Vanity is by the lake, flailing about,
throwing things, trying to get into her
boots--


VANITY
Bastard!

He laughs heartily, wants to kid her,
rides down the road as if he's leaving.
Having his fun, he slows, turns to go
back ...

...his smile dissolves instantly.
Vanity is in the middleof the road,
flagging down a small PICKUP TRUCK. She
hops in, slams the door. The truck
peels out, bears down upon him. He
gesticulates his arms wildly -- wants
to explain--



PRINCE
Hey ...

But the truck streaks past -- Vanity's
look is cold, triumphant.






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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Did he put your million dollar check
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(30) INT. CLUB (1ST AVE. ST. BAR) -- NIGHT

MUSIC. The CLUB is PACKED! THE MODERN
AIRES is onstage, a hi-techno funk
group, performing their trademark, a
frenzied song entitled "Modern Aire"
The floor is dense with KIDS, all
performing the same syncopated dance.

PRINCE moves through the club slowly,
seems to be searching someone out. His
face is drawn and haggard, his spirits
strained. He cuts past the BAR, barely
acknowledges Jill, or the other
WAITRESSES by her side, KIM and KATY.
Jill looks concerned--



KIM
Honey, you still chasing after
that fool?


Kim is 21 years and gorgeous, with dark
eyes, a smooth sculpted face, and taut
shapely legs. She is street-educated
and doesn't need encouraging to speak
her mind. Katy is also in her-early
20's, a tall, alluring Oriental, with an
attractive, intelligent face--

JILL
I'm doing what I'm doing.
It's my business.


KATY
He doesn't even look at you.
That's the last thing you want
from a man.


JILL
You just don't know him like I
do.


KIM
Honey... Look, Listen, and
then Feel. If you do them in
any other order, you're headed
for trouble.


Matt and Bobby (members of Prince's
group) stroll up--

BOBBY
Hey, Jill -- where's our
drinks?


JILL
They're coming -- just wait.

Matt stares hungrily at her breasts--

JILL
What you want isn't on the
menu.


BOBBY
Jill, in ten years they'll be
on the table
.

She swats him with her order pad --
Bobby ducks, taunts her--

BOBBY
C'mon, c'mon ...

She goes to swing, Matt moves in,
squeezes her breasts--


MATT
(horn sound)
BooPoo!!

KIM
Get out of here, you jerks!

MATT
Sweetheart ... do you have a
real hot place where I could
stick my nose?


KIM
Sure -- try a microwave.


The Guys bust up, head for their tables-
-

KATY
Those guys are deep.

KIM
Yeah -- deeply retarded.
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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(31) INT./EXT. CLUB -- MONEY WINDOW -- NIGHT

Vanity stands in line waiting to get in.
She wears a short, black dress and red
heels, carries a black and red
clutchbag. Her hair is swept back and
wind-blown, her eyes dark and dancing.
She looks wickedly wonderful and knows
it.

CHICK stands by the window, arms folded,
as massive as a Sequoia. He regards her
suspiciously--

VANITY
(sweetly)
I'm paying ... see?
(to cashier, gruff)
Keep the change.

Chick advances on her -- her eyes widen
with fear--

CHICK
The manager wants to see you.

VANITY
Really..? Oh, great...like to
see him too.

She breaths a sigh of relief.


JEROME watches as Chick escorts Vanity
to the upper level. He stays short
distance behind.


(32) INT. CLUB UPPER LEVEL -- NIGHT

as Vanity and Chick come to a halt in
the middle of the f Ioor--

CHICK
He'll be right with you.

Chick walks away. Jerome makes a move
toward her, but pulls himself up short -
- BILLY SPARKS has approached her--

BILLY SPARKS
Hi, I'm Billy Sparks, I manage
this place.

Vanity turns around -- her eyes widen
with surprise--

He's 38 years old, 5'3" tall and weighs
about 180 pounds. He's dressed in a
baby-blue running suit.and white tennis
shoes that come to a point. A dark-
skinned, smooth-faced black man, he's
wearing small, white sunglasses and a
base-ball cap perched on his head. Fred
Flintstone in Harlem. A hip, fast-
talking jive motherfucker who uses
profanity like a light saber. Chubby,
cuddly, cherubic Billy Sparks. He'd
sell his mother if he thought he could
make a buck.

They size one another up in. about three
seconds--

VANITY
Hi -- I really like your club.

BILLY
Really...

VANITY
What time is it?

BILLY
Nine, sweets.

VANITY
Oh, that's a really nice
watch. Very pretty.

Billy lights a cigarette, offers her
one, she accepts--


VANITY
You look like a guy I used to
go out with -- he was a lot
older, but I like older men.

BILLY
Really, what a coincidence.

VANITY
I just came off a Broadway
play. My grandmother got
sick.

BILLY
Does she live here?

VANITY
No, in New York ...
(catches herself)
But, huh, I have a sister
here, lives in Saint ... huh
...

BILLY
...Paul.

VANITY
Amazing.

BILLY
Ye-es.
(smiles)
What do you want to do? You
don't want to be a waitress do
you?

VANITY
No ... no...Actually I was
thinking more in the way of
the stage.

BILLY
Of course... how about dinner?

VANITY
Theatre?

BILLY
Dinner, then the theatre, my
sweets.

VANITY
Oh, huh...

Jerome appears--


JEROME
Hi ya, Billy.

BILLY
Good evening, Jerome.

Vanity sees her escape--

VANITY
Jerome -- I was looking all
over for you!

They BOTH look at her surprised--

BILLY
You know each other?

VANITY
Of course.

Jerome goes along with it--

JEROME
Yes, we've met. I have
something to show you.

VANITY
Great. See you later, Billy.

She walks away with Jerome, arm in arm--

VANITY
You rescued me.

JEROME
(smiles)
Ye-es.
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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(33) INT. DRESSING ROOM -- NIGHT

Prince and his band (Mark, Bobby, Matt,
Lisa) sit backstage, waiting to go on.
An air of tension permeates the room.
Lisa sits in the corner and fidgets,
casts sidelong looks to Prince. He sits
apart from the group, deathly silent,
locked in thouqht.

Wendy walks in and shares a look with
Lisa. She goes up to Prince, her voice
filled with nervousness--






WENDY
Hi ya, Prince. I heard
through the grapevine you had
a new tune written by two
great girls. By chance did
you hear it?


He stares at her -- if looks could kill
Wendy would be dead--

LISA
I knew it -- he didn't listen
to it. He probably dropped it
under his bike and rolled over
it.


Prince grunts, turns away -- Wendy is
amazed--



WENDY
Wow! Okay...you think about
this. I'm going to be real
honest with you. You're
really being full of shit.




LISA
Forget about it, Wendy. Let's
get out of here--


But Wendy, agitated, silences her with a
fierce gesture--



WENDY
(to Prince)
Every time we give you a song,
you say you're going to use
it, but you never do. You
always think that we're doing
something behind your back.
You're just being paranoid as
usual.


LISA
Wendy...

WENDY
(upset)
Shut up, Lisa, please!
(to Prince)
You should know by now that we
wouldn't hurt vou. We're not
out to put a dark cloud over
your head. It's just to make
you feel good, Prince --
that's what it's all about.
You've been this way with us
before, remember?




PRINCE
(maliciously)
The nominees for the best
actress are--


LISA
-- Fuck it, Wendy -- let's
break!


Wendy is shaking, tears spring to her
eyes--

WENDY
Do you know you can really,
really hurt people? Doesn't
that mean anything to you?
Doesn't that make you feel
like shit?




LISA
C'mon ...

WENDY
I'm tired of this ... I'm
really tired...

They leave the room, Wendy SLAMS the
door behind her. Prince casts a look to
Bobby, Mark, Matt--

PRINCE
You tired, too?

MATT
God got Wendy's periods
reversed. About every 28
days, she starts acting nice.
Lasts about a weekend.

Thud. The joke hangs suspended like a
ball and chain. Bobby gets up, the
others follow him to the door--

BOBBY
What difference does it make,
Prince. We're still a group,
right?


They cut out the door.



What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Goofs for
Purple Rain (1984)


advertisement Continuity: Prince's motorcycle tire changes from a street tire to an off-road tire when he is near the river.


Boom mic visible: When Apollonia says "I'm thinking about buying a guitar", the boom mic is visible.


Crew or equipment visible: In the Let's Go Crazy sequence, when Morris Day is examining himself in a mirror, he takes a step to the side, revealing a stage hand in a white cap in the mirror. He realises he's in the shot and takes a step to the side.


Continuity: During the "Purple Rain" performance, Prince's shirt starts to unbutton. After he runs to unlock his bike, to make his get away, it's buttoned up.


Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jerome and Morris are walking around the block, discussing the problems with the girls' group, as Morris says: "That Apollonia babe we saw last night" his lips don't move in sync with the dialogue dub. He's actually mouthing "Vanity" instead of "Apollonia", indicating that this scene was filmed before Vanity backed out of the shoot.


Continuity: The notecard application Apollonia fills out in the first club scene lists her experience as "Singer & Dancer," yet when it is posted on the board in later scenes this section is blank.


Revealing mistakes: While performing Purple Rain towards the end of the movie, The Kid is playing his electric guitar without it being plugged into an amplifier. As he continues singing he is waving his hand, not playing the guitar, but his guitar can still be heard in the song as his other hand is pressing the frets.


Errors in geography: As Prince drives up his street returning home at the end of When Doves Cry, a palm tree is visible in the background, suggesting the scene was shot in Hollywood, not Minneapolis, where the film is set.
Here's something just for fun!!
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