Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What was the last question Rose asked before she died?||The Rose
Where is everybody going? . Rose asked several different times where everybody was going. It was the last thought she had before she died.
On stage. Rose died on stage while she was performing.
|Who did Rose call just before she took the fatal overdose?||The Rose
Her parents. Rose called her parents and told them the only way to take a break and stop the endless tour was just to make up your mind and stop.
He couldn't handle her life-style. Houston loved Rose, but he couldn't handle her life and she wouldn't give it up to leave with him.
|What was the last complete song Rose sang in concert?||The Rose
Stay With Me. Though I have seen 'The Rose' dozens of times, Bette Midler's performance of 'Stay With Me' still sends chills down my spine and tears down my face.
|How did Rose get to her last concert?||The Rose
By helicopter. Rose's manager had to send a helicopter to pick her up because she was too stoned to find the stadium.
Her hometown in Florida. Rose sang her last concert in Florida in the town she grew up in.
|What event in Rose's past was she very ashamed of?||The Rose
She got drunk and had sex with the football team. In high school, Rose had gotten drunk and had sex with the whole football team. She passed out and woke up on the 50 yard line, much to her shame. She never got over it.
|What bad habit had Rose been able to overcome which came back to haunt her?||The Rose
Heroin. Rose had kicked a heroin addiction but the stress of her life-style eventually pushed her back into using drugs.
|What was the name of the man Rose fell in love with?||The Rose
Houston. Rose fell in love with a limo driver named Houston.
|What desire did Rose express to her manager several times throughout the film?||The Rose
She wanted to take a year off. Rose was very tired and felt she needed time off but her manager was insistant that she would lose her career if she took a break.
|What did Rose frequently drink while on stage?||The Rose
Southern Comfort. Like Janis Joplin, Rose drank Southern Comfort while performing.
|What was the nickname of the real-life person the movie is based on?||The Rose
Pearl. Janis Joplin was often called the 'Pearl.'
Bette Midler. A very young Bette Midler played 'The Rose.'
|Whose life was the movie 'The Rose' based loosely on?||The Rose
Janis Joplin . While not completely biographical, 'The Rose' is based loosely on the life of Janis Joplin.
"Where's everybody going?". People in her life were always leaving her. She says, "Where are you going?" several times during the movie. In the end, it was too much for her and she overdosed on drugs, tragically collapsing on stage.
She got drunk and took on the entire football team.. After Rose and Dyer's first intimate encounter, she confides in him that in high school, she got drunk and took on the entire football team. She woke up on the fifty yard line. This would be the first of many hardships Rose would endure that eventually cost her her life.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart. The last complete song she sings is "Stay With Me", but Rose collapses in the middle of an a capella rendition of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".
David Keith. David Keith's other works include "Independence Day" and "Daredevil". Harry Dean Stanton played Billy Ray, Frederic Forrest played Huston Dyer, and Alan Bates played Rudge Campbell. Mal was one of the few characters who never left Rose's side. I don't think she every fully acknowledged and appreciated that.
Rudge. Rudge is Rose's ruthless manager who would not let Rose take a break. This causes Rose to be very physically and emotionally worn out, adding fuel to fire that is her chaotic life.
|The film was originally conceptualized as being a biopic of the late Janis Joplin. However, this did not happen and the script was rewritten to be about the fictionalized Rose. What was the original title for the script before the changes were made?||"The Rose" (1979) - A Rock and Roll Tragedy
Pearl. "Pearl" was Janis Joplin's nickname. Her family did not give the filmmakers the rights to her life story, thus the story was changed. However, many elements of the original script still remain in the finished product.
Mark Rydell. Mark Rydell's other works include "On Golden Pond" and "For the Boys". Ken Russel directed The Who's "Tommy," Rob Reiner directed "This Is Spinal Tap," and Martin Scorsese directed "The Last Waltz".
Huston Dyer. He introduces himself as "Huston Dyer". Rose asks if he is from Texas, to which he answers that he is from Waxahachie, Texas. They begin an on-off relationship for the remainder of the movie.
Mary Rose Foster. Mr. Leonard, a store owner from her home town, finally recognizes her, and says her name. He didn't even know she was a rock and roll star.