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Divine Madness (1980)

R
95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

In 1980, the head usher at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium gives his crew a pep talk: he wants tonight's "Betty Midler" show to go smoothly. He's a little worried about risque language, Liberace recently gave him a scare. Then, boom, there ...See moreIn 1980, the head usher at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium gives his crew a pep talk: he wants tonight's "Betty Midler" show to go smoothly. He's a little worried about risque language, Liberace recently gave him a scare. Then, boom, there she is, with her backup trio, "The Harlettes," going from rock to ballad to medley, from "Big Noise From Winnetka" to "I Shall Be Released." It's a concentration of camp: she imitates Sophie Tucker, she's mermaid Dolores Delago, and between every song, it's non-stop movement and lots of raunchy patter. Written by See less
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$ 769,787
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$ 769,787
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Sep 26, 1980 (United States)

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9 cast members
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Bette Midler
Herself / The Divine Miss M Herself / The Divine Miss M   See fewer
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Jocelyn Brown
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Ula Hedwig
The Harlettes The Harlettes   See fewer
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Diva Gray
The Harlettes The Harlettes   See fewer
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Irving Sudrow
Head Usher Head Usher   See fewer
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Tony Berg
Band Vocals Band Vocals   See fewer
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Jon Bonine
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Joey Carbone
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Randy Kerber
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7 / 10 | 674 votes