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
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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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This cinema movie and Hoodwink (1981) were the first theatrical feature films of star Geoffrey Rush who would later go on to win a Best Actor Academy Award for Shine (1996) with all three pictures being Australian cinema movies. 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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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Starstruck Finale
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Performed by The Swingers
Written by Phil Judd
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Awesome fun!
8 October 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Overlooked an unknown, this is a must-see movie for those who love to rock! This is a punk rock musical with a satiric edge by the director of My Brilliant Career.

Pretty typical plot, really. Quirky girl knows she's destined for stardom. When Mom is in danger of losing the diner, our heroine enters a singing contest for the prize money. Meanwhile, boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy sings to girl.

You'll have fun every minute, and then you'll buy the soundtrack!


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