The Apple
The Apple (1980)

Unleashed just as the disco phenomenon had peaked and was slipping out of public favor, this one-of-a-kind pop musical is set in 1994, when a Mephistophelean entrepreneur named Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal) controls the international… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 21, 1980
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Part Biblical allegory, part 1984, and entirely one of the best camp musicals ever committed to film, The Apple features incredible, Busby Berkeley-esque dance numbers and some of the best sci-fi fashion of the 1970s.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A completely unadulterated bundle of the worst of cinema all spun up into one ball of madness. It cannot be described, and it can barely be experienced.

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Eric Henderson
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Jason Bailey

'The Apple' is the kind of nutty project that bad-movie love is all about: it's clearly the product of a singular, insane vision, unperturbed by any notion of good taste, good sense, or good storytelling.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rotten disco-musical from the 1980s that somehow has a minor cult following.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It may, in fact, be the ultimate cinematic two-headed cow -- except unlike a two-headed cow, The Apple truly is the strangest sight your eyes have ever beheld.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The Apple is of course awful as a movie but fabulous as a camp classic -- like Ed Wood's output, it's the sort of film that triggers amusement rather than anger at its ineptitude.

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Michael Dequina

If you believe in God, be prepared to question His existence, for no compassionate deity would ever allow such a monstrosity to be made (would He?).

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Do you love Bad Musicals? Disco Music? Canadian Pop Sensations? The futuristic world of 1994? The you my friend need to see The Apple.
Steve K
Worth it for the costumes alone, the film would be more of a cult classic if the music was better. Has one heck of a "what the heck?!" ending.
Aj V
A great weird little musical, it's actually quite 70s feeling although it's from '80. It's very stylish, the story is good, and the music… More
cody franklin
A Golan/Globus Musical? WTF!!! I heard Menaham Golan had Chuck Norris kill the musical director in 1986. It does have the russian from Red Dawn as the devil and… More
Greg S
An innocent pair of Canadian folk singers fall under the influence of a Mephistophelean pop music promoter in this futuristic (set in 1994) musical fantasy. An… More