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Release Date:
8 April 1982 (Australia) See more »
A Comedy Musical. See more »
Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jo Kennedy ... Jackie
Ross O'Donovan ... Angus
Margo Lee ... Pearl

Max Cullen ... Reg
Pat Evison ... Nana
John O'May ... Terry
Dennis Miller ... Lou
Norm Erskine ... Hazza (as Norman Erskine)

Melissa Jaffer ... 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
Mark Little ... Carl
Ian Spence ... Spider
Kerry McKay ... Phil
Peter Davies ... Timpany
Carol Burns ... Teacher
Max Simms ... Window Dresser
Pat Rooney ... Bouncer
Vola Vandere ... Flamenco Dancer
Giselle Morgan ... Wilma
Ken Lambeth ... Schoolboy Bully
Jamie Campbell ... Schoolboy 1
Warren Lewis ... Schoolboy 2
Lucky Grills ... Brewery Truckdriver
Bernard Curran ... Truckies Assistant
Frankie James ... Singing Drunk
Syd Heylen ... Pub Regular
Doug Scroope ... Impatient Man
Judith Woodroffe ... Terry's Secretary
John Sheerin ... Policeman
Peter Boswell ... Managing Director
Brett Nevill ... TV Reporter
Michael Moody ... Rescue Ladderman
Ben Franklin ... Young Policeman
Lyn Lovett ... Policewoman
Rainee Skinner ... Rock Photographer
Johnny Garfield ... Aggressive Drunk (as John Garfield)
Brian Blain ... Brewery Executive

Geoffrey Rush ... Floor Manager
Janice Finn ... Production Assistant
Katherine Romaine ... Make-up Artist
Kay Eklund ... Wardrobe Lady
Geoff Rhoe ... Terry's Boyfriend (as Geoffrey Rhoe)
Doug Hull ... Security Guard
Donnie Sutherland ... Concert Judge
Camille Linden ... Backup Singer 1
Elyse Clare ... Backup Singer 2
Rona Coleman ... Backup Singer 3
Stuart Campbell ... TV Director

Kaarin Fairfax ... Ice Cream Girl
Sam ... Nana's Dog

Directed by
Gillian Armstrong 
Writing credits
Stephen MacLean (original screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Brennan .... producer
David Elfick .... producer
Stephen MacLean .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Beauman 
Production Design by
Brian Thomson 
Art Direction by
Kim Hilder 
Set Decoration by
Sally Campbell 
Lissa Coote 
Costume Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
Terry Ryan 
Makeup Department
Elaine Carew .... makeup supervisor
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist
Production Management
Barbara Gibbs .... production manager
Richard Ussher .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colin Fletcher .... second assistant director
Chris Maudson .... second assistant director
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
Tony Winley .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alan Fleming .... construction manager
Elizabeth Leszczynski .... scenic artist
Peter M. Morley .... art department photographer
Sound Department
Anne Breslin .... sound editor
Helen Brown .... sound editor
Gethin Creagh .... sound mixer
David Dockendorf .... sound mixer
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Pat Fiske .... boom operator
Peter Foster .... sound editor
Jack Friedman .... boom operator
Phil Judd .... sound recordist
Paul Maxwell .... sound editor
Marc van Buuren .... sound editor
Dale Aspin .... stunt coordinator
Tim Coldwell .... stunt supervisor
Glen Davis .... stunt supervisor
Chris Hession .... stunt supervisor (as Chris Hesson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer
Nixon Binney .... camera operator
Ray Brown .... key grip
Colin Chase .... electrician
Paul Gantner .... best boy
Steve Mason .... assistant camera (as Stephen Mason)
Peter Menzies Jr. .... assistant camera
John Mouncey .... assistant camera
Malcolm Richards .... camera operator: second unit
John Swaffield .... focus puller
Bliss Swift .... still photographer
Geoffrey Wharton .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Armstrong .... wardrobe assistant
Melody Cooper .... animal costumes
Antony Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Darin Wooldridge .... hd mastering
Music Department
Jeff Burstin .... composer: additional music
Joe Camilleri .... composer: additional music
Tony Faehse .... composer: additional music
Paul Kelly .... composer: additional music
Sean Kelly .... composer: additional music
Mark Moffatt .... musical director
Janice Slater .... vocal coach
Other crew
Dale Aspin .... animal trainer
David Atkins .... choreographer
Fran Moore .... unit publicist
Peter Page .... unit runner
Adrienne Read .... continuity

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Additional Details

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105 min | USA:94 min (International version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

This film was one of three Australian movies made in Australia during 1981-1982 which were musicals, a watershed year for the Australian movie musical. The pictures include Starstruck (1982), The Pirate Movie (1982) and The Return of Captain Invincible (1983).See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are seen in the club. Then they arrive and walk into the club.See more »
Jackie:Guitars are phallic symbols and guitarists masturbate for a living... so God only knows why you'd need me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Africa: Texas Style (1967)See more »
Gimme LoveSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
fun fun fun, 25 February 2012
Author: cass3765 from Australia

I was fortunate to be standing in a cinema in Sydney city when Gillian Armstrong approached a group of us kids and asked if we would like to see a preview of a new Aussie movie. We didn't know who Gillian Armstrong was we were about 16 at the time. We arranged time and day with her and attended the raw cut of Starstruck. Wow, what a night that was. There was about 15 of us and that was it. We loved it, we left excited and privileged that us teens got to see it before anyone else and gave Gillian a big thumbs up. When we left we were invited to the premier and after party. We met the cast and talked for a long time to come about our chance meeting. This is such a fun movie, great music, JO Kennedy and Ross O'Donovan were fantastic. Typical Aussie humour for the 80's. One of the best musicals of the time, clean, honest, well written, well directed and a wonderful change from the classic Australian period piece.

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