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Flashdance (1983)

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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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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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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Trivia

Michael Sembello had intended that the rhythm of "Maniac" be too fast to dance to. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and her friend are walking home and they encounter street dancers, there is a police car driving slowly in the background. When another dancer steps in the circle, the police car is farther back and again driving slowly towards them. 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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Featured in Best! Movies! Ever!: Dance Sequences (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is
Performed by Kim Carnes
Courtesy of EMI America Records
Music and Lyrics by Kim Carnes, Duane Hitchings and Craig Krampf
Produced by Keith Olsen
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A sparkly fun movie about accomplishment and striving
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

No movie can sparkle if you don't! Dull serious people may not care for this movie of a lovely young woman driven to accomplish,despite hardships and heartbreak. But good music, good chemistry between the romantic co-stars, great dancing, an optimistic tone, make this a gem. "Rocky" with a dance motif and female star. Unless you're irretrievably burdened by life or just don't like good-looking women who achieve, you'll be cheered by this fine romantic flick.


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