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Headin' for Broadway (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama, Musical  |  May 1980 (USA)
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Four young hopefuls from different parts of the country head to broadway for a shot at stardom


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Four young hopefuls from different parts of the country head to broadway for a shot at stardom

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Not bad effort from Joseph Brooks
7 December 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Many people pick on this film, but I didn't find this film to be that bad. Barely released film(Seattle is one of the city to get this film). Rex Smith, Paul Carafortes, Terri Treas play struggling broadway dancer/singer who goes through hard times trying to make it in a musical cattle call. Production problem shows in this film as we see many flashback in dream sequence, and choppy editing. Realistic acting as if this was sort of filmed in a documentary style. Rex Smith sings two catchy songs "woman" and "Headin' for Broadway". It a shame Brooks never made another film after this. 20th Century Fox release threw this film away. This film could've really made the three stars into major stars. Now we see Rex advertise infomercial, Paul missing, and Terri direct Roger Corman films. Recommended.

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