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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
...
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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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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Australia's favourite musical comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 April 1982 (Australia)  »

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Starstruck  »

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Budget:

AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The New Year's Eve concert scenes were actually filmed at The Seymour Centre (a theatre adjacent to The University of Sydney in Camperdown), not at the Sydney Opera House. Filming took three days, and the concert crowd were groups of school kids from various Sydney schools. The scene where Angus is kissing the usherette were filmed later, in one of the foyers at the Sydney Opera House. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are seen in the club. Then they arrive and walk into the club. 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

References Africa: Texas Style (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfside Tango
Performed by Jo Kennedy and Ross O'Donovan
Written by Dennis James
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Fun and solid workmanship
10 August 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this during the Australian wave of films. I was being inundated on sort of dark pieces and this was an eye opener to say the least. I hadn't expected such a bright and lively piece. This is a wonderful piece of work. Everything fits. The cast is perfect. Each so in tune with their roles, each ringing true in dialogue and action. The music is both stylistically correct and true to the genre. Many times tunes written for movies that are rock or pop oriented turn out to be lame, musically incorrect, or both. This is not the case here.

Gillian Armstrong shows an airy touch, while still maintaining that solid control of characters and visually precise scene setup she has demonstrated in other films, such as "My Brilliant Career" and the sadly overlooked "Oscar and Lucinda". All in all this is an enjoyable experience. Nothing earthshattering or profound but good workmanship and totally fun.


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