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Flashdance

  • Drama
  • 1983
  • Adrian Lyne
  • 90 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Alex OwensJennifer Beals
Nick HurleyMichael Nouri
Hanna LongLilia Skala
Jeanie SzaboSunny Johnson
RichieKyle T Heffner
Johnny CLee Ving
Jake MawbyRon Karabatsos
Katie HurleyBelinda Bauer
CecilMalcolm Danare
Frank SzaboPhilip Bruns
Rosemary SzaboMicole Mercurio
SecretaryLucy Lee Flippin
NormskiNorman Scott
Tina TechCynthia Rhodes
HeelsDurga McBroom

Crew

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DirectorAdrian Lyne

Details

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