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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

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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Release Date:

26 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Star Struck  »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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This picture was the second consecutive feature film directed by Gillian Armstrong that the lead central character had red hair this being Australian actress Jo Kennedy portraying Jackie. Armstrong's previous film My Brilliant Career (1979) starred Judy Davis where her character was red-haired. 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: 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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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Body and Soul
Performed by Jo Kennedy
Written by Tim Finn
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Let's put on a show Aussie style
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One of the best original rock musicals! I have just seen the DVD release, having not seen the movie in about 20 years and it holds up very well. It is not at all dated. All of the songs, except for the one which is intentionally bad, are great memorable songs...apparently thanks to Phil Judd of The Swingers. Casting really makes the film. Great chemistry between the two cousins Jackie (Joe Kennedy) and Angus (Ross O Donovan).

Although the plot is somewhat thin, as is typical for this type of movie, it moves along quite nicely and has good light-hearted humor.

See the movie, you will not be disappointed.


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