The 1984 film Purple Rain appears to encapsulate everything about Prince, yet it came out near the beginning of his reign at the top of the music charts. The story is somewhat autobiographical, but Prince never let us know exactly how close it was to his real life. How like him. If your memories of the first time you saw Purple Rain are as vivid as mine, you'll want to read more about the making of the movie.
9. The symbol Prince changed his name to is found in a couple of different locations.
It can be found printed on the gas tank of his bike and on an overpass that he rides under during the movie.
8. There were only three professional actors in the cast.
Everyone else was an unknown at that point or had come without a great deal of credentials to their name.
There's more about Purple Rain at TVOM.