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Can't Stop the Music (1980)

This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Simpson ...
Village People: Policeman
David Hodo ...
Village People: Construction Worker
Felipe Rose ...
Village People: Indian
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Village People: Cowboy
Glenn Hughes ...
Village People: Leatherman
Alex Briley ...
Village People: G.I.
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Samantha
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Ron White (as Bruce Jenner)
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Jack Morell
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Steve Waits
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Sydne 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 caricature 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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20 June 1980 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,000,000 (USA)
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Willis was the original lead singer of The Village People. He left the group to pursue a solo career before shooting started. See more »

Goofs

While the friends talk in the street, before the YMCA song, the Indian appears behind Samantha, then walks behind the cowboy. He appears again behind Samantha before they keep walking. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: I should have know that you could sing. But when you see someone everyday, you just don't know what they have. I mean, counting out exercise is sort of singing, right?
Randy: Yeah, I think it is. It's sort of like...
[singing]
Randy: Got the back bone connected to the hip bone, and the hip bone connected to the thigh bone, and the thigh bone connected to the leg bone
[normal voice]
Randy: How's that? Is that a star or is that a star?
Samantha: Bing! Tonight it is. Be at my place at eight o'clock. You bring the voice, and I'll ...
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Danny Boy
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Irish Folksong
Sung by Glenn Hughes
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Funniest P*O*S in History
24 January 2003 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

This is the best bad movie of all time. Ofcourse that means Steve Guttenberg and disco music are in it. I saw this once, ten years ago and will never ever forget it. The construction worker of the Village People does a musical number about milk. The film was directed by the late Nancy Walker of "quicker picker upper" fame. Bruce Jenner stars. The bizzarre factoids surrounding this film never quit. Whoever can watch this and not repeatedly laugh out loud needs to check their pulse. I fear my compulsion to buy the dvd. God help me, the howling indian. Classic badness.


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