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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 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Comedy Musical. 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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Ross O'Donovan was seventeen years old and portraying the lead character Angus who was fourteen years of age which was three years younger than the actor was at the time of filming. 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 »


Angus: Star quality, Aunt Pearl, that's what she's got. Star quality.
Pearl: Star quality, eh? And what might that be?
AngusJackie: It's that LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA!
Pearl: Yeah? Well so is bullshit, and you're both full of it.
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Featured in Puttin' on the Show: The Making of 'Starstruck' (2004) See more »


Gimme Love
Performed by The Swingers
Written by Phil Judd, Dwayne Hillman, Buster Stiggs
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Sparkling little gem of a movie!
29 April 1999 | by (Deep in the Heart of Texas) – See all my reviews

This is worth looking for. Australian film maker Gillian Armstrong's delightful gem traces the path of two Aussie teens trying to make their break in show biz. This is a classic fairy tale story that includes such amusing scenes as young star Jo Kennedy practising tight-rope walking across the bar of her grandmother's pub. This film treats its teen subjects with respect rather than condescension and the finale is a showstopper. Great soundtrack of obscure 80s music, as well.

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