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Can't Stop the Music (1980)

 -  Comedy | 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Discoland  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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

At the beginning of the "You Can't Stop the Music" song finale, the Village People are shown from the front. The cop is on the far left, next to the cowboy. In the very next shot, as they're being shown from the back, the cop is between the Indian and the Biker. 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

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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The Best Bad Movie Ever!
3 February 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is unlike anything I have ever seen. It is awful in every sense.

Bad writing, acting, and man, you wanna talk about god awful editing! But when I first saw it on late night TV I could not believe my eyes. Its so bad its good. The whole thing is so happy, so carefree, and so 70's. Even though Steve Guttenberg's character tries to say the Village People are "THE sound of 80's". Yeah, right. This is pure 70's. Back before all the nonsense we have to deal with these days with drugs and sex. The 70's and this movie were all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And watch at the beginning in the record store scene where all the customers are standing in line to buy Electric Light Orchestra's disco classic album "Discovery". Long live the Village People!


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