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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A Comedy Musical. 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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Trivia

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

Jackie: Guitars are phallic symbols and guitarists masturbate for a living... so God only knows why you'd need me.
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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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Awesome Australian musical!
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Wonderful new wave camp classic,i normally don't really like musicals,but when i saw this back in the eighties i loved it. beautiful sexy Jo Kennedy plays an aspiring singer in Australia. her little cousin Angus,is her agent.campy fun movie with lots of great new wave musical numbers.pokes fun at the MGM musicals from the 40s and 50s.this was a little known,under-appreciated effort from down under. and seldom shown on TV.i don't think its out on DVD yet.but its a great movie.with colorful zany characters,its a cult film.Australia's greatest import since mad max.a must see for everyone even if your not into musicals like me.more then likely you will enjoy.10 out of 10.


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