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Flashdance

Flashdance

Adrian Lyne (1983)

90min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this musical drama, Jennifer Beals stars as a welder by day and an exotic dancer by night, but what she really, really wants is to join the Pittsburgh Ballet. Her dream ambition and fluffy romance with Michael Nouri look welded together from other Hollywood fairy tales such as Fame and Saturday Night Fever, yet director Adrian Lyne caught the post-disco visual mood of the time to win over even the most cynical viewer. The title song (featuring Irene Cara) won an Oscar, while a major scandal developed when it was reported that Beals was doubled by Marine Jahan in the strenuous dance scenes.

Summary

A determined factory welder leads a double life as an exotic dancer by night. Her real ambition is to become a ballet star, and with the support of her boss and an instructor, she sets out to realise her dreams. Drama, with Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T Heffner and Lee Ving.

Cast & Crew

Alex Owens Jennifer Beals
Nick Hurley Michael Nouri
Hanna Long Lilia Skala
Jeanie Szabo Sunny Johnson
Richie Kyle T Heffner
Johnny C Lee Ving
Jake Mawby Ron Karabatsos
Katie Hurley Belinda Bauer
Cecil Malcolm Danare
Frank Szabo Philip Bruns
Rosemary Szabo Micole Mercurio
Secretary Lucy Lee Flippin
Normski Norman Scott
Tina Tech Cynthia Rhodes
Heels Durga McBroom
Director Adrian Lyne
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Contains swearing, nudity and strobe lighting. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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