Purple Rain: Rock star Prince plays a headstrong, vulnerable young musician known as "the kid." He struggles with his own psyche and family pressures of an alcoholic father who beats his mother. He sees his father's madness infecting both his music and his own personal life. Fame: Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life. Director Alan Parker brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students: Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri.