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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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Australia's favourite musical comedy See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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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 New Year's Eve concert scenes were actually filmed at The Seymour Centre (a theatre adjacent to The University of Sydney in Camperdown), not at the Sydney Opera House. Filming took three days, and the concert crowd were groups of school kids from various Sydney schools. The scene where Angus is kissing the usherette were filmed later, in one of the foyers at the Sydney Opera House. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are seen in the club. Then they arrive and walk into the club. 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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Connections

References Africa: Texas Style (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Body and Soul
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Tim Finn
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a beautiful, feel-good film!
1 October 2006 | by (around) – See all my reviews

i had the pleasure of seeing this as a child when living in Australia, and now as an adult i tracked the film down on DVD. 25 years of rose-tinted looking back to it was astute, as watching it again now was just as joyous as watching it back then.

the story of the film, in short, is that of an aspiring singer and her ambitious cousin and their attempts to break out of the mundane suburban life and hit the big time. desperate times, to a degree, expedite the need to hit the big time, but this under no circumstances stops them having fun along the way! Jo Kennedy is fantastic in the lead, and what a voice. rare is it that you get someone capable of singing and acting, and here she is for all the world to see. fans of 80's new wave / new romantic music will love her singing style, and it's difficult not to tap your feet and sing along with it all. the rest of the cast is equally impressive, in particular the young lad playing cousin Angus.

Star Struck is an eloquent, fun and enjoyable way to spend 90 or so minutes of your time. along with the great soundtrack, you get as many bitter sweet moments as you do outright funny ones, and you would have to work very hard to dislike it.


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