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Thread started 05/08/16 12:50pm

sro100

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Movies referencing Prince?

The flip side.

What movies mention Prince?

Barbershop: The New Cut (or whatever it's called)

Risky Business

Scary Movie

Do the Right Thing

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Reply #1 posted 05/08/16 12:51pm

Guitarhero

Pretty Woman

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sumtymes

Love Jones
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Reply #3 posted 05/08/16 1:10pm

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Now here's a tricky one:

Showgirls

When the character is in room 319 is it the filmmaker making a nod to Prince, or did Prince name the song after the movie?

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Reply #4 posted 05/08/16 1:11pm

eyewishuheaven

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Green Room

Shaun of the Dead

Talk Radio


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Reply #5 posted 05/08/16 1:12pm

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eyewishuheaven said:

Green Room

Shaun of the Dead

How could i forget that smile

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Reply #6 posted 05/08/16 1:14pm

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The last boy scout

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Reply #7 posted 05/08/16 1:20pm

McD

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Beaten to Talk Radio.

I love the way Michael Wincott just says 'Prince' followed by the comedy of everything crazy he represents. Superb!
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Reply #8 posted 05/08/16 1:32pm

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McD said:

Beaten to Talk Radio. I love the way Michael Wincott just says 'Prince' followed by the comedy of everything crazy he represents. Superb!


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Reply #10 posted 05/08/16 1:54pm

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eyewishuheaven said:



McD said:


Beaten to Talk Radio. I love the way Michael Wincott just says 'Prince' followed by the comedy of everything crazy he represents. Superb!


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I hope he saw it!

He may have. It was one of a few recent films featuring Alec Baldwin at the point Prince may have discovered be was Kim Basinger's new BF in 1990. If he cared about such things.
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Reply #11 posted 05/08/16 2:04pm

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Rush Hour 3 - Chris Tucker singing Do Me Baby

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Reply #12 posted 05/08/16 2:06pm

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John Ritter as Prince in Stay Tuned

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Reply #13 posted 05/08/16 2:33pm

RobotDevil

These movies don't reference Prince directly, but rather indirectly via prominently noticeable albums and tshirts:

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The Breakfast Club (Ally Sheedy's character holding the 1999 album)

Maid To Order (again Ally Sheedy, who wears a Purple Rain tshirt)

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Reply #14 posted 05/08/16 2:37pm

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Also quite a few Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies reference Prince when Mike, Joel or the bots are riffing a film. The references are not derrogatory (none that I recall anyway), but for example, song title references, references about purple, or song lyrics, etc., which is cool and not surprising since MST3K was made in MN and everybody involved in it was from MN (or WI).

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Reply #15 posted 05/08/16 2:40pm

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Goonies R Good Enough.

Dig if U will the picture of U and Marvin Gaye and the kids.
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Reply #16 posted 05/08/16 3:03pm

sro100

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Fargo!!

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Reply #17 posted 05/08/16 3:56pm

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sro100 said:

Now here's a tricky one:

Showgirls

When the character is in room 319 is it the filmmaker making a nod to Prince, or did Prince name the song after the movie?

Good question. It'd make more sense that the director changed the room number, and that Prince had just written a song for them (or a random song in general), and gave it to the movie to use, then the director took a nod from that. I mean, room 319 wasn't exactly a hot spot of nude photography and pubic hair play.

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However - I'd be interested to know which way it went.

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Reply #18 posted 05/08/16 3:58pm

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RobotDevil said:

These movies don't reference Prince directly, but rather indirectly via prominently noticeable albums and tshirts:

.

The Breakfast Club (Ally Sheedy's character holding the 1999 album)

Maid To Order (again Ally Sheedy, who wears a Purple Rain tshirt)

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Yeah, Ally was a big Prince fan. She wore that Purple Rain shirt for a good long sequence in the Maid To Order movie.

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I always thought she would be great to play Wendy in a biopic.

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Surely there's a Prince reference in a Jay & Silent Bob movie, other than The Time playing in one of them.

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Reply #20 posted 05/08/16 4:03pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

RobotDevil said:

These movies don't reference Prince directly, but rather indirectly via prominently noticeable albums and tshirts:

.

The Breakfast Club (Ally Sheedy's character holding the 1999 album)

Maid To Order (again Ally Sheedy, who wears a Purple Rain tshirt)

.

.

Yeah, Ally was a big Prince fan. She wore that Purple Rain shirt for a good long sequence in the Maid To Order movie.

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I always thought she would be great to play Wendy in a biopic.

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That had never occurred to me but yes, she would be!

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Reply #21 posted 05/08/16 5:26pm

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"Soul Man".........I read in E! magazine years ago that he saw the upcoming trailer to "Showgirls". He liked it so much he ran back to the booth and made them replay it 4 or 5 times in a row.

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Reply #22 posted 05/08/16 7:30pm

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Romeo Must Die 1999, Aaliyah has a Prince Purple Rain poster in her room.

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Reply #23 posted 05/08/16 8:25pm

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Girl 6

Lost Boys

Happy Feet

Playing by Heart

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Reply #24 posted 05/08/16 9:16pm

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Romeo and Juliet - the choir boy sings "When Doves Cry".

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Reply #25 posted 05/08/16 9:19pm

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If we're counting posters, Jane Horrocks has a Nude era Prince poster in her room in Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet.
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Reply #26 posted 05/08/16 9:22pm

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DELERIOUS
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #27 posted 05/09/16 7:21am

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Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee, 1989: Samuel L. Jackson's DJ character recites a long monologue of black artists he plays on the station, and namedrops Prince.

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Reply #28 posted 05/09/16 7:31am

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Grown Ups 2
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Reply #29 posted 05/09/16 9:00am

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Guitarhero said:



eyewishuheaven said:


Green Room


Shaun of the Dead



How could i forget that smile



That was a funny scene, too, going through Prince's albums on what to keep-- Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times-- and to toss the Batman soundtrack to the zombies. lol
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