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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
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Village People: Construction Worker
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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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Discoland  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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Connections

References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Glorious trainwreck of a film
6 March 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I urge everyone to buy a bottle of booze and see this movie immediately.

If only for the Construction Worker's song "I love you to death" in which girls ride atop giant pistons and sprinkle glitter all over his jeans. Or maybe the Leatherman's rousing version of "Danny Boy" atop a table in a Board Room. Or, maybe the gigantic musical busby berkley dance numbers with added "onion skin" rainbow graphics of naked men jumping into swimming pools. Or, maybe the worlds most bizarre milk commercial starring the Village People singing about how a milkshake goes with your sandwich too.

Be warned though, the songs are kind of decent. Maybe even better than decent. And theres a great performance by the otherwise mediocre Ritchie Family. Seriously, i love this movie. Everyone i have shown it to has remembered it, and maybe hates me for it. But its definitely an original.


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