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 overview, first billed only:
Jo Kennedy ...
Ross O'Donovan ...
Margo Lee ...
Pat Evison ...
John O'May ...
Dennis Miller ...
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 ...
Ian Spence ...


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 »


Comedy | Musical | Drama


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Release Date:

26 January 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Struck  »

Box Office


AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Actors Jo Kennedy and Ned Flanders performed their Top Ten hit-song "Body and Soul" on the famed Australian ABC TV's music show Countdown (1974) to promote this Australian movie. The almost four minute clip is available to see on the Australian DVD for the film. See more »


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 »


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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References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »


Gimme Love
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Phil Judd, Dwayne Hillman, Buster Stiggs
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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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