Books by Ron Howard (Author of Create Demand and Stop Chasing Business)
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Among my most prized possessions is a videotape containing, in its entirety, the made-for-TV movie Cotton Candy , directed by Ron Howard and co-written by Opie and brother Clint. It was given to me years ago by Mark Ridlen, better known to you as Deejay Mr. Rid and a founding member of the first band ever to release anything on the late, great Direct Hit label.
Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly.
A made-for-television oddity the mere mention of which brings back a Proustian rush of developmental hormones. William S. Repsher reminded me of this film in his landmark piece on 70s cinema a few years back. What was it doing on the shelf for 3 years? Did it play at drive-ins? I was 6 or 7 and my older sister and the baby sitter, one Gail Stasko, who had hair so feathered she could have been stabbed by Jason Voorhees, were watching it. I was only half paying attention until the notorious strip-poker sequence.
Cotton Candy (TV Movie ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Cotton Candy ( TV Movie) Ron Howard.
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George Smalley is a high school senior trying to find direction in life. His attempt to land a spot on the varsity football team fails when he is cut from the team. A songwriter in his spare time, he and his pal, Corky Macpherson, recruit other local teens to form a rock band to ultimately perform in the town's Battle of the Bands competition. Together, they recruit a set of brothers who play keyboards and guitar, a former gang member on bass guitar, and most unexpectedly, an extremely talented female drummer. Popular singer and big man on campus Torbin Bequette leads the local rival band, "Rapid Fire" whose entire repertoire seems to consist of a hard rock version of "I Shot The Sheriff" attempts to undermine them.
Worn copies of these types of movies are often traded amongst fans like rare gold or drugs. One rarely seen example in that particular library is Cotton Candy. The film spins the pimple-ridden rhapsody of a group of high school misfits who form a good-time bubblegum rock band, named Cotton Candy, and are thrown into direct, vicious competition with the "cool kids" crowd; their classmate's popular hard rock act Rapid Fire. The awkward-years war reaches it's apex during a "battle of the bands" competition, sponsored by a local mall on a Saturday afternoon, in scenes filled with screaming high school girls in designer jeans and winged-hair perhaps the first concert film footage alternated with cutaway shots of Orange Julius and Spencer Gifts signage. Ron Howard Clint Howard.