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Can't Stop the Music (1980)

 -  Music | Musical  -  20 June 1980 (USA)
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This is a Pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Briley ...
Alex the G.I.
David Hodo ...
David the Construction Worker
Glenn Hughes ...
Glenn the Leatherman
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Randy the Cowboy
Felipe Rose ...
Felipe the Indian
Ray Simpson ...
Ray the Police Officer
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Samantha Simpson
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Ron White
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Jack Morell
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Steve Waits
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Sydney Channing
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Helen Morell
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Norma White
Altovise Davis ...
Alicia Edwards
Marilyn Sokol ...
Lulu Brecht
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Storyline

In this pseudo audio biography of the Village People, Jack Morell (a thinly disguised character of the group's founder Jacques Morali) is a struggling composer desperate to gain fame with his songs, but all he needs is a group to sing them. With the help of his roommate Samantha and a lawyer named Ron, Jack forms a group of six "macho men" from his Greenwich Village neighborhood and the rest of the film details their rise to fame from New York City to a climatic concert in San Francisco. Written by matt-282

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The Musical Comedy Smash of the 80's! See more »

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Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Discoland  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Chita Rivera and Pat Ast were initially announced to costar in this film via a 1979 press report. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is at home with Jack and the Indian, she walks holding a spray bottle up to a plant. While she walks the shadow of the boom mic appears on the top of the wall. See more »

Quotes

Ron White: Are you really a policeman?
Ray the Police Officer: You don't know Black Irish when you see it?
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Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound of the City
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo and Phil Hurtt
Performed by David London
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Surprisingly enjoyable musical comedy
15 December 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Who would have guessed at the time that the Village People would have had a greater impact on American society than 25 years of punk rock? One viewing of Can't Stop the Music will remind you of the massive sea change in American attitudes toward homosexuality since 1980. Though no one had the nerve to say the 'g' or 'h' words in this film, the site of the People singing 'Liberation'--and the other more subtle hints laced throughout this film--must surely be considered revolutionary. While the straight characters in the film--Perrine, Jenner, and Guttenberg--are plastic and dull, the People themselves represented the diversity, energy, and excitement of the Village scene. The late Glenn Hughes is particularly impressive, showcasing vocal range ("Danny Boy"!) and comic timing ("Leathermen don't get nervous!"). First rate entertainment, even if the People don't perform In the Navy or Go West.


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