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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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A Comedy Musical. See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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Release Date:

8 April 1982 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Kuszace gwiazdorstwo  »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The pub interior was a set. It was initially planned to film inside the actual Harbour View Hotel, but the noise from the nearby railway was too obtrusive. 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

Jackie: I want a band. I want amplifiers. I want, I want, I want.
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Connections

References Africa: Texas Style (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Live In A House
Performed by Ross O'Donovan
Written by Bill Miller
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An irresistibly fun and frothy concoction
4 October 1998 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Who would have guessed that Australian director Gillian Armstrong would follow the acclaimed period piece "My Brilliant Career" with this wildly colorful and outrageous New Wave musical? As it turns out, both films are about independent and talented young women who overcome their limited means and family struggles to triumph as artists -- in this case, barmaid Jackie (the delightful Jo Kennedy) gets to sing at the big New Year's show at the Sydney Opera House and make enough money to save the family hotel.

Visually inventive, "Star Struck" features a terrific, energetic cast and lots of great music (buy the soundtrack, it's worth it). Something of a cult film in the U.S., it's a movie that deserves discovery.


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