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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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A Comedy Musical. 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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According to Australian film critic and film historian Paul Byrnes, the movie was "strongly influenced by the musical comedies made for The Beatles in the 1960s by Richard Lester (Help! (1965) and A Hard Day's Night (1964))". 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

Nana: You must be good and tired.
Jackie: No, just tired.
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Soundtracks

Gimme Love
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Phil Judd, Dwayne Hillman, Buster Stiggs
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Lighthearted, Joyous Musical
2 February 2004 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was originally released in America in the early 1980's. I enjoyed the film quite a bit and eventually bought the soundtrack. I just rented the film on video and it still holds up for me after all these years. It is still simple, quirky, vibrant and lively just as I remembered it. The characters are well drawn and very unique and the dance numbers are just as quirky as the rest of the movie. The "Body and Soul" number in the pub literally gets everyone in on the act and it is a highlight of the film for me. I read where director Gillian Armstrong said the reason she made the film after scoring with a period piece like "My Brilliant Career" is because she wanted to do something unusual and little unexpected. She (and all involved) very much succeed. The soundtrack has 1980's style new wave influenced pop. Whether you enjoy the rest of the movie will probably depend on whether you enjoy that style of music. If you do, give this movie a look, if you do not, then pass on it.


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