The Rose

The Rose (1979)

She gave and gave, until she had nothing left to give

  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1979-11-07
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 113 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mark Rydell
star 6.7/10
From 113 Ratings


Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

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  • Bette Midler

    as Mary Rose Foster
  • Alan Bates

    as Rudge Campbell
  • Frederic Forrest

    as Huston Dyer
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Billy Ray
  • Barry Primus

    as Dennis
  • David Keith

    as Mal
  • Sandra McCabe

    as Sarah
  • Will Hare

    as Mr. Leonard
  • Rudy Bond

    as Monty
  • Don Calfa

    as Don Frank
  • James Keane

    as Dealer
  • Doris Roberts

    as Rose's Mother
  • Sandy Ward

    as Rose's Father
  • Michael Greer

    as Emcee
  • Kenny Sacha

    as Female Impersonator
  • Michael St. Laurent

    as Female Impersonator
  • Sylvester

    as Female Impersonator
  • Pearl Heart

    as Female Impersonator
  • Butch Ellis

    as Waiter
  • Richard Dioguardi

    as Trucker
  • John Dennis Johnston

    as Milledge
  • Jonathan Banks

    as Television Promoter
  • Jack O'Leary

    as Short Order Cook
  • Luke Andreas

    as Trucker
  • Harry Northup

    as Skinny Guy
  • Cherie Latimer

    as Secretary
  • Seamon Glass

    as Trucker
  • Pat Corley

    as Police Chief
  • Dennis Erdman

    as Billy Ray's Kid
  • Hugh Gillin

    as Guard
  • Joyce Roth

    as Waitress in Airport
  • Frank Speiser

    as Reporter at Rose's House
  • Constance Cawlfield

    as Reporter
  • Annie McGuire

    as Don Frank's Wife
  • Hildy Brooks

    as Waitress in Diner
  • Jack Starrett

    as Dee
  • Dimo Condos

    as Reporter
  • Lorrie Davis

    as Reporter
  • David Garfield

    as Reporter
  • Kathryn Grody

    as Reporter
  • Jack Hollander

    as Reporter
  • Sandra Seacat

    as Reporter
  • Chip Zien

    as Reporter
  • Ted Harris

    as Reporter
  • Victor Argo

    as Lockerman
  • Kelly Boyd

    as Blonde Girl in Leonard's
  • Cyndi Gottfried

    as Redhaired Girl in Leonard's
  • L.D. Frazier

    as Doorman at Nightclub
  • Larry Guardino

    as Cop at Police Station
  • Tom Kubiak

    as Cab Driver
  • Phil Rubenstein

    as Pot Belly
  • Charlie McCarthy

    as Cop in Luxor Baths
  • Danny Weis

    as The Rose Band
  • Louis Buchanan

    as The Rose Band
  • Norton Buffalo

    as The Rose Band
  • Pentti Glan

    as The Rose Band
  • Steve Hunter

    as The Rose Band
  • Jerry Jumonville

    as The Rose Band
  • Mark Leonard

    as The Rose Band
  • Mark Underwood

    as The Rose Band
  • Rodney Dillard

    as Billy Ray Band
  • Doug Dillard

    as Billy Ray Band
  • Byron Berline

    as Billy Ray Band
  • Mark Jordan

    as Club 77 Band
  • Fred Beckmeier

    as Club 77 Band
  • David Kalish

    as Club 77 Band
  • Gary Ferguson

    as Club 77 Band
  • Steve Berlin

    as Club 77 Band
  • Gregory Prestopino

    as Monty's Band
  • Bill Elliot

    as Monty's Band
  • Jon Sholle

    as Monty's Band
  • Scott Chambers

    as Monty's Band
  • Harry Stinson

    as Monty's Band
Directing Mark Rydell Director
Writing Bo Goldman Screenplay
Writing Bill Kerby Screenplay
Production Ira Loonstein Unit Production Manager
Lighting Richmond L. Aguilar Gaffer
Art James L. Schoppe Art Direction
Art Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration
Production Anthony Ray Executive Producer
Production Marvin Worth Producer
Editing Robert L. Wolfe Editor
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Writing Bill Kerby Story
Production Aaron Russo Producer
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Art Richard Macdonald Production Design
Editing Carroll Timothy O'Meara Editor
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Catmull Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Jeff Angell Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costume Supervisor
Sound Amanda McBroom Songs