Graffiti Bridge is a 1990 drama/musical written, directed, and starring Prince. It is a sequel to his first film, Purple Rain, though notorious for its relatively low quality and poor performance at the box-office. However, like Purple Rain, it was accompanied by a soundtrack album titled after the film.
The plot re-joins Purple Rain's lead character The Kid (Prince), in his future life as a performer and club owner. Morris (Morris Day), his rival from Purple Rain, returns as co-owner of The Kid's club, Glam Slam, as well as several others in the area, including his mainstay, Pandemonium. The Kid is forced into paying Morris $10,000 so Morris can pay off the mayor; The Kid in turn can keep co-ownership of his club. Losing clientele, The Kid challenges Morris to a music battle for ownership of Glam Slam.
While Prince's earlier theatrical failures Under the Cherry Moon and Sign o' the Times have become cult classics, Graffiti Bridge has yet to achieve any status outside its initial box-office flop.
The critical response for the film was far from favorable, with many reviewers arguing that Prince was attempting to position himself as a "Christ-like" figure, particularly during the