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Flashdance (1983)

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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

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Storyline

Alex Owens is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling! Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Electrodanza  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$94,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the life of construction worker/welder-turned-dancer Maureen Marder. See more »

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When Richie comes back to the bar and he is talking to Jeanie, she puts her coat on twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: l'll tell you what. l'll give you the Cowboys and three.
Pete: Three and a half.
Nick: Take three, be happy.
Pete: Three and a half. l'm ecstatic.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) See more »

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He's a Dream
Performed by Shandi Sinnamon (as Shandi)
Music and Lyrics by Shandi Sinnamon and Ronald Magness
Produced by Ronald Magness
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Nostalgia
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

As other users have said this film is very dated, but not necessarily bad. It was looked upon as a bit of fluff that was very successful in the box office. So now, it would come across as nostalgic (in the same vein as Dirty Dancing). But the thing I do like about it, is just that. Adrian Lyne perfectly captured the time, a post disco era when Break-dancing and Synth Pop were all the rage - Who could forget the FANTASTIC theme song, sung by Irene Cara (Fame) and composed by Synth Pop genius Giorgio Moroder (I feel love - Donna Summer among many others). So what if Jennifer Beals wasn't a great actress? So what if it wasn't her dancing? (Think one of them was a break dancer from "The Rock Steady Crew" - see? All about the era!) she was a good looking girl, and this was a harmless bit of fun at the time.


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