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Sparkle (1976 film) Quotes

Sparkle (1976 film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Sparkle ended its run in 1970.

It features Howard Rosenman as producer, Curtis Mayfield in charge of musical score, and Bruce Surtees as head of cinematography.

Sparkle (1976 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Sparkle (1976 film) is 98 minutes long. Sparkle (1976 film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Irene Cara as Sparkle, Philip Michael Thomas as Stix, Mary Alice as Effie, Dwan Smith as Delores, and Lonette McKee as Sister.

Sparkle (1976 film) Quotes

Lonette McKee as Sister

  • (Lonette McKee) "Can't you see? Sister can't fly on only one wing --.."

Irene Cara as Sparkle

  • (Irene Cara) "What do you want?"
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "Looking for a girl singer."
  • (Irene Cara) "Didn't you know? This family's fresh out."
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "Sparkle --"
  • (Irene Cara) "When'd you get back?"
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "A few days ago, my grams been real sick --"
  • (Irene Cara) "A few days ago. Must've been out when you called."
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "Sparkle -- Look, I know how you feel."
  • (Irene Cara) "I know you do. You know, it's funny. One brain in this room thinking for two people. Since when did you know how anybody feels? About anything except yourself, Mr. Stix Warren?"
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "Look, Sparkle, we got a lot to talk about. But unless you talk about it, you know, just give me a chance."
  • (Irene Cara) "Give you a chance? Wanna know something funny? When you first left, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to live without you. Yeah, I used to sit in this room and wondered if I would ever get through another second. Can you imagine a person so unhappy? To not know if they'd live through another second? I got through the second, Stix. Minutes, days, months, weeks. I'm doing fine without you. Just fine."
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "Sparkle, no matter what you think of me, I came back because I want you to sing. Why you think I been so busy since I been back? Got me a job at the record company, lined up all my old contacts --"
  • (Irene Cara) "You know, you were always so good at business, Stix. Business. BUSINESS."
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "And it's no truer than it is now. I want you to sing, Sparkle."
  • (Irene Cara) "What have I got to sing about? Sticks, what have I got to sing about?"
  • (Philip Michael Thomas) "I loved Sister too. But what happened to Sister happened to Sister, not to you. You got your whole life. I want you to sing. Don't bury yourself with your sister."
  • (Irene Cara) "Get out of here. Get out. Nobody ever understood Sister except me. Don't you ever, ever, use her name again. Get out of here. GET OUT."

Dwan Smith as Delores

  • (Dwan Smith) "We're old enough to iron for ourselves. You ain't our maid."
  • (Mary Alice) "I always iron clothes for the ones that I love."
  • (Dwan Smith) "I suppose you love them crackers that you work for?"
  • (Mary Alice) "You watch your mouth. Now, go get your homework before I give you a sign in a place you won't forget."

Mary Alice as Effie

  • (Mary Alice) "Delores? Is that you?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "Yeah, Mama."
  • (Mary Alice) "Where you going?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "I'm leaving, Mama."
  • (Mary Alice) "You're leaving for where?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "I'm leaving and I'm going away."
  • (Mary Alice) "What do you mean?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "I mean -- I can't live like this anymore, Mama. I gotta find another way."
  • (Mary Alice) "Well, whatever troubles you got here"
  • (Mary Alice) "are going right with you and that suitcase."
  • (Dwan Smith) "You don't understand, Mama."
  • (Dwan Smith) "Like, there's education like there never was before. Mama, we don't have to slaves to the white establishment anymore."
  • (Dwan Smith) "We don't have to live off what the white man throws our way. Thanking him for his chicken-shit pay and chicken-shit jobs. We don't have to run around shining his shoes and driving his cars and cleaning his floors and being his ma; --"
  • (Mary Alice) "Go on, now, say it. Being their maid. Hmm?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "Yeah, Mama. Being their maid."
  • (Dwan Smith) "Mama, I seen you, ever since I was a little kid, getting up in the middle of the night to take the subway to ride for two hours to go to their house, to do their cooking and to do their ironing and do their cleaning and wash the shit out of their toilet. And for what, Mama? For WHAT?"
  • (Dwan Smith) "Bye."

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