Genre: Drama, Music, Romance. Dir: Frank Pierson. Country: USA.
The most recent remake prior to Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga’s recent success. John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) is a rock star whose career has peaked; he is numbed by booze and cocaine and his music has lost its edge. When he sees a singing group fronted by Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand), he tries picking her up. The two become involved, and as Esther’s star begins to rise, John’s continues to sink.