Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »
True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake.
Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier and aunt Helen announces that she will never marry and plans on having a career ... See full summary »
Runner and Robyn were summer camp sweethearts. She became a Hollywood star and Runner stayed at the farm. Finally Runner takes grandma's advice and goes LA to win his lost love back. He ... See full summary »
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »
According to producer Richard Brennan at the website 'Oz Movies', "the film didn't travel well internationally, at least in non-English speaking countries. He believes that it is hard to move this sort of musical outside English-speaking markets because - whether dubbed or subtitled - the musical numbers aren't going to scan or rhyme as well as the original songs. Brennan notes Starstruck (1982) sold mostly in the English-speaking world, and the cult following it later developed was also mostly in the English-speaking world. The film didn't perform particularly well in the United States. While it suited a New York sensibility, according to Brennan, it didn't appeal to audiences outside the big city demographic". 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 »
Him? I'm not going *anywhere* with him. Actually, I think I'm gonna go throw meself under a bus.
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Am I the only Australian to review this on IMDb? A rapid scroll through the offerings would seem that this is true. Unbelievable ! I saw this film on first release at the cinema in true-blue Sydney fashion.It is still a haunting favourite after all these years and is, in fact a love song to a city and her people and places. Stephen MacLean was a boy from Melbourne, who later wrote the famous 'The Boy from Oz' ~ a bio of Peter Allen - later to become a musical stage sensation. But that's another story...
This movie is absolutely fabulous Sydney in all her early 80s glory. A time of innocence and fun, ridiculous clothes, a special cousinhood, 'wannabe-in-show-biz', Mickey Rooney & Judy Garlandesque tribute to the talents and humour of our own people. Who needs Hollywood? Features include, singin', dancin' and horsing around in a variety of great Sydney locations. Every song is wonderful and every star shines. A Classic ~ oft overlooked but remembered well and often, by me, Anne-Maree.
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