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Starstruck (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Drama  |  26 January 1983 (USA)
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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)
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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
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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 »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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26 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Star Struck  »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Both of the film's two top-billed lead actors, Jo Kennedy and Ross O'Donovan, were unknowns. 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

Robbie: The next "New Faces" act is Miss Jackie Muggins.
Angus: It's "Mullins", you moron!
Robbie: Miss Jackie Mullins-you-Moron.
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Monkey In Me
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Dennis James
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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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