Prince makes his acting debut in this rock musical. He stars as The Kid, an ambitious and talented young musician from a harsh, poverty-stricken background struggling to win love and musical recognition in Minneapolis. In search of success, he spends his nights performing at the First Avenue Nightclub with his band, The Revolution. When he meets fellow aspiring singer Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero), he is completely smitten - but when he replicates the abusive behaviour of his father (Clarence Williams III), he looks set to lose her forever. Can he win her back from his arch enemy, Morris (Morris Day), who fronts rival group The Time and will he ever find the success he craves?