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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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Music | Musical

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script's first draft was reportedly finished four weeks after the Village People attended a dinner party with producer Allan Carr. 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

Ron White: [angry tone] Hi, I'm Ron White. Your sister sent you a cake. You're not gonna belive this, but a little old lady just robbed me!
Samantha: Could you run that by me again?
Ron White: A little old lady armed with a big gun held me up!
Samantha: No kidding. So, how do you know my sister?
Ron White: I live next door to her in St. Louis. God, she must have been 80 years old!
Samantha: Oh that's not my sister. She's older than I am, but not that old.
Ron White: I'm talking about the old lady who robbed me! She got my wallet, my watch, my class ring. She even got ...
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.161 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Milkshake
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
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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