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Starstruck (1982)

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Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Kennedy ...
Jackie
Ross O'Donovan ...
Angus
Margo Lee ...
Pearl
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Reg
Pat Evison ...
Nana
John O'May ...
Terry
Dennis Miller ...
Lou
Norm Erskine ...
Hazza (as Norman Erskine)
...
Mrs. Booth
Phil Judd ...
One of The Swingers (as Philip Judd)
Dwayne Hillman ...
One of The Swingers
Ian Gilroy ...
One of The Swingers
Ned Lander ...
Robbie
Mark Little ...
Carl
Ian Spence ...
Spider
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Storyline

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Australia's favourite musical comedy See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 April 1982 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Kuszace gwiazdorstwo  »

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Budget:

AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

2013: The Harbour View Hotel still exists and is recognisable from the outside, however the interior has been renovated and looks nothing like the scenes from the movie. There is no memorabilia and bar staff know nothing about the movie. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are briefly seen dancing on the nightclub floor several moments before they actually arrive at the club on their motorcycle. (This continuity error is not present in an alternative take of the sequence that features on the DVD as an extra.) See more »

Quotes

Nana: Lay off him love, you know he's got a plate in his head.
Angus: A plate? I think they threw in the knife and fork, too.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Turnaround
Performed by Turnaround
Written by Voglino, Jeffrey
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Edited from original release, but still fun
17 May 2007 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

The director of "My Brilliant Career", the Production Designer of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", a choreographer working without trained dancers, several script writers and many composers bring a low-budget post-punk vitality to Sydney Australia.

As the commentary on the DVD mentions, the prints of Starstruck seem to have been severely cut in different releases, and this print has at least one song hacked out of the release I saw in 1982. Still, the bouncy energy survives. Teenage lust and ambition are tempered with working class family values. The homage to Richard Lester and gay Busby Berkeley routine are still hilarious, and the finale will have your toes a-tapping.


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