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Dreamgirls - Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx, Bill Condon

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Movie propaganda

All you have to do is dream.

Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) - three friends from Chicago - are a promising singing trio called The Dreamettes. Accompanied by their songwriter and Effie's brother, CC White (Keith Robinson), they travel to New York to compete in a talent show at the Apollo Theatre.

Although the girls lose this first bid for fame, their talent attracts an ambitious manager by the name of Curtis Taylor Jr (Jamie Foxx), who uses unscrupulous tactics to move the girls from back-up singers of superstar James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy) to superstars of their own. Curtis reshapes the group to "cross-over" from R&B to the lucrative pop music scene. Lead singer Effie gets replaced by the more attractive Deena and is eventually dropped from the trio. The group evolves into a more sophisticated group, The Dreams, with a lighter sound and chic look. They successfully attract a "whiter" audience and The Dreams rise to international stardom. The money, fame, and adulation, however, doesn't bring them happiness. Deena decides to leave The Dreams and pursue a film career, and when the group finally learns of Curtis' drug problems and payola schemes, they decide to let it all go.

The score includes And I am telling you I'm not going, I am changing, One night only, Fake your way to the top, When I first saw you, Dreamgirls, Steppin' to the bad side and Cadillac car.

Theatrical propoganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film girl group sing music career manager drugs fame success band rhythm and blues pop

Persons of interest

  • Beyoncé Knowles .... Deena Jones
  • Hinton Battle .... Wayne
  • Jamie Foxx .... Curtis Taylor Jr
  • Danny Glover .... Marty Madison
  • Jennifer Hudson .... Effie White
  • Sharon Leal .... Michelle Morris
  • Eddie Murphy .... James "Thunder" Early
  • Keith Robinson .... CC White
  • Anika Noni Rose .... Lorrell Robinson
  • Tom Eyen .... Author
  • Bill Condon .... Screenwriter
  • Bill Condon .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Security censorship classification

M (Infrequent moderate coarse language and drug references)

Surveillance time

130 minutes (2:10 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 18 January 2007

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