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Toto: Rosanna (1982)

The promotional video for Toto's classic hit "Rosanna" has Cynthia Rhodes in the title role, dancing and charming the guys around her, which includes the band members playing the song in ... See full summary »

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Steve Barron
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Credited cast:
TOTO ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Kimball Bobby Kimball ... Himself
Steve Lukather ... Himself
David Paich David Paich ... Himself
Jeff Porcaro Jeff Porcaro ... Himself
Mike Porcaro Mike Porcaro ... Himself
Steve Porcaro Steve Porcaro ... Himself
Cynthia Rhodes ... Woman in Red
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The promotional video for Toto's classic hit "Rosanna" has Cynthia Rhodes in the title role, dancing and charming the guys around her, which includes the band members playing the song in the distance and two street gangs, evoking the memorable dispute from "West Side Story" with choreographed fights that follows the music. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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English

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1982 (USA) See more »

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Something special
25 December 2017 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

The music is pure perfection, a divine creation that hasn't been equaled and it brought Toto to stardom along with "Africa". But the video doesn't help the music all that much. My ideal video for it would be one of those corny romantic clips with some guy desperatly falling for a girl. Here, Steve Barron made a project that references "West Side Story" with two gangs fighting each other over the title girl, played by Cynthia Rhodes, at the same time the band performs the song in this strange lot while the whole action takes place. It's fine, creative but it didn't match the song idea all that much. Mr. Barron creates a nice diversion with great choreography moments (dancing and fighting), Rhodes has a wonderful presence on screen and she was spectacle as Rosanna, the lady in red who conquered many hearts but didn't seem to care for any of them. It's kinda strange seeing now for lots of reasons, it doesn't have all that much of appeal in cinematic terms but it has some fun. As stated before, the song is the main reason why folks watch the clip. Jeff Porcaro's drums and his mixture of shuffles are one of the greatest creations of all time and one of the most challenging things for new drummers to learn. I love that song! 9/10


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