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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
...
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
...
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.

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Australia's favourite musical comedy See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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Release Date:

26 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Star Struck  »

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Budget:

AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Principal photography on this picture had a production shoot of around ten weeks. 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

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

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Starstruck Overture
(Instrumental)
Performed by The Swingers
Written by Phil Judd
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Still the Best & Brightest & Prettiest Star
9 December 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Am I the only Australian to review this on IMDb? A rapid scroll through the offerings would seem that this is true. Unbelievable ! I saw this film on first release at the cinema in true-blue Sydney fashion.It is still a haunting favourite after all these years and is, in fact a love song to a city and her people and places. Stephen MacLean was a boy from Melbourne, who later wrote the famous 'The Boy from Oz' ~ a bio of Peter Allen - later to become a musical stage sensation. But that's another story...

This movie is absolutely fabulous Sydney in all her early 80s glory. A time of innocence and fun, ridiculous clothes, a special cousinhood, 'wannabe-in-show-biz', Mickey Rooney & Judy Garlandesque tribute to the talents and humour of our own people. Who needs Hollywood? Features include, singin', dancin' and horsing around in a variety of great Sydney locations. Every song is wonderful and every star shines. A Classic ~ oft overlooked but remembered well and often, by me, Anne-Maree.


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