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Flashdance (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Music  |  15 April 1983 (USA)
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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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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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When the dancer becomes the dance. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Music

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Electrodanza  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$94,900,000 (USA)
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The role of Alex Owens was originally offered to Melanie Griffith, who turned it down. Executives at Paramount Pictures wanted an unknown for the part. A nationwide search for a young actress was narrowed down to three finalists: Leslie Wing, Demi Moore, and Jennifer Beals. Reportedly, a Paramount executive took pictures of the three actresses to a group of construction workers on the studio lot, asking them "Which of these women do you most want to fuck?" and being given the answer "Jennifer Beals". See more »

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During the strobe light dance sequence at the end of song, the camera moves in close. The shadow of the camera person can clearly be seen on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Nick: When I was a kid all I wanted was to be able to afford to eat in restaurants like this.
Alex Owens: Were you poor?
Nick: I was so poor I had hand-me-down lunches.
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Adagio for Strings
By Tomaso Albinoni (as Albinoni)
Arranged and Conducted by Lee Holdridge
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Varèse Sarabande Records
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80s flash and trash
14 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, Flashdance will never make the AFI's Top 100, but it has an infectious charm. Jennifer Beals is really only so-so in the leading role, and her leading man Michael Nouri is no better off, but it doesn't matter. What does matter here is the great music! Really, the whole film is played like a 90-minute ad for MTV! Laugh at the dopey plot and listen to the great tunes. Great film to earmark the 80s.


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