Overview

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

  1. Frank Pierson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Gregory Dunne

    Screenplay

  3. Joan Didion

    Screenplay

  4. Robert Carson

    Story

  5. William A. Wellman

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand

    Esther Hoffman

  2. Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson

    John Norman Howard

  3. Gary Busey

    Gary Busey

    Bobbie Ritchie

  4. Oliver Clark

    Oliver Clark

    Gary Danziger

  5. Paul Mazursky

    Paul Mazursky

    Brian Wexler

Full Cast & Crew

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 17, 1976
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $80,000,000.00

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