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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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A Comedy Musical. See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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 tightrope walking sequence was filmed in an alleyway between Young Street and Loftus Lane at Circular Quay. It is virtually unchanged from the time of filming. 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

Angus: Him? I'm not going *anywhere* with him. Actually, I think I'm gonna go throw meself under a bus.
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Soundtracks

Gimme Love
Performed by The Swingers
Written by Phil Judd, Dwayne Hillman, Buster Stiggs
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Sparkling little gem of a movie!
29 April 1999 | by (Deep in the Heart of Texas) – See all my reviews

This is worth looking for. Australian film maker Gillian Armstrong's delightful gem traces the path of two Aussie teens trying to make their break in show biz. This is a classic fairy tale story that includes such amusing scenes as young star Jo Kennedy practising tight-rope walking across the bar of her grandmother's pub. This film treats its teen subjects with respect rather than condescension and the finale is a showstopper. Great soundtrack of obscure 80s music, as well.


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