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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 overview, first billed only:
Ray Simpson ...
Village People: Policeman
Village People: Construction Worker
Village People: Indian
Village People: Cowboy
Glenn Hughes ...
Village People: Leatherman
Alex Briley ...
Village People: G.I.
Ron White (as Bruce Jenner)
Jack Morell
Steve Waits
Sydne Channing
Helen Morell
Norma White
Altovise Davis ...
Alicia Edwards
Marilyn Sokol ...
Lulu Brecht


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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Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Discoland  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$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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Did You Know?


The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 3rd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1980. See more »


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 »


Samantha: The 70s are dead and gone. The 80s are going to be something wonderfully new and different, and so am I.
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) See more »


I Love You To Death
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo, Phil Hurtt, and Beauris Whitehead
Performed by The Village People
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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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