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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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Something happens when she hears the music...it's her freedom. It's her fire. It's her life. 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)

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$94,900,000 (USA)
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Irene Cara wrote the lyrics to the film's Oscar-winning theme song while riding in a car to the recording studio the day she recorded the song. See more »

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After she rescues Jeanie from the strip club, Alex rides her bicycle home in the pouring rain where Nick is waiting. Nick's hair is wet, but Alex' hair appears impossibly dry (outside and inside the apartment). See more »

Quotes

Alex Owens: You call that dancing, rolling on the floor on your back?
Jeanie Szabo: Yes! so what, I make good money!
Alex Owens: Look at you! You call that dancing?
Jeanie Szabo: Yes!
Alex Owens: [Takes money, out of Jeanie's panties, and throws it on the wet ground in the rain] What's this shit? huh?
Jeanie Szabo: It's Mine!
[sobs]
Jeanie Szabo: Why'd you come, here?
Alex Owens: Because, you're my friend. Jerk.
[console's Jeanie, after their argument]
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Flashdance... What a Feeling
Performed by Irene Cara
Courtesy of Network Records
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
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Bad but really fun
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay - the dancing is done by someone else, the script has a bunch of flaws (dialogue being almost the worst), and the basic premise is absurd - an 18-yo dreaming of starting a career in ballet? (In ballet, you're just about approaching the peak of your career at 18.)

However, the movie has some heart-grabbing moments, the score is wonderful, the girls are pretty, and the moral of the story (keep on trying until you win) is as true as it ever was. This is probably the worst movie you'll ever have a wonderful time watching.

As a past professional dancer, I probably watch this movie about once a year. It's an essential part of any dancer's library, regardless of its flaws.


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