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
...
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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A Comedy Musical. 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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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 »

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

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

Featured in Puttin' on the Show: The Making of 'Starstruck' (2004) See more »

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It's Not Enough
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Dennis James
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Still the Best & Brightest & Prettiest Star
9 December 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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