Can't Stop the Music (1980)

PG  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Ray Simpson ...
Village People: Policeman
David Hodo ...
Village People: Construction Worker
Felipe Rose ...
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)  »

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Discoland  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$2,000,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Promotion in the US included Magic Night (1980), a nationally syndicated one-hour TV special directed by Nancy Walker. It featured Cher roller-skating, Hugh M. Hefner in pajamas, and The Village People performing "Ready for the '80s!", a song cut from the film. See more »


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 »


Helen Morell: I worked with David Merrick... on Broadway. I know about contracts.
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Referenced in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) See more »


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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