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Flashdance (1983)

 -  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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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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Brian De Palma was set to direct, and was a few weeks into preproduction before dropping this film to do Scarface (1983). 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 »

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Nick: I'll bring him a doggy bag if you'll have dinner with me.
Alex Owens: I told you, I don't think it's a good idea to go out with the boss.
Nick: OK. Have it your way. You're fired. I'll pick you up tomorrow at eight.
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It's Just Begun
by Jimmy Castor, John Pruitt & Gerry Thomas
Performed by Jimmy Castor & The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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