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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

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


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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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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Simpson's role was originally intended for Victor Willis, the original lead singer of The Village People who quit the group during pre-production of this film. Wanting to assert his heterosexuality amongst the gay-themed group, Willis had insisted his then-wife, Phylicia Rashad, be written into the film as his girlfriend. When he quit the group, Ayers-Allen was fired and replaced by Altovise Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Sam walks down the street, she takes several large bites of her ice cream cone. Not only does the ice cream regenerate, it changes flavor several times. See more »

Quotes

Helen Morell: I worked with David Merrick... on Broadway. I know about contracts.
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Connections

Referenced in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Singing Juggler
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo and Phil Hurtt
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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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