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Perfect (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 June 1985 (USA)
A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

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(story "Looking for Mr. Goodbody - Health Clubs: The New Singles Bars"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramey Ellis ...
City News Receptionist
Alma Beltran ...
Grieving Woman
Perla Walter ...
Grieving Woman
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Grieving Woman
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Adam
John Napierala ...
City News Editor
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Charlie
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Mark Roth
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Frankie
Philippe Delgrange ...
Maitre d' in New York
Tom Schiller ...
Carly Simon's Friend
Paul Kent ...
Judge
Murphy Dunne ...
Peckerman
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Joe McKenzie
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Government Prosecutor
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A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

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Health Clubs - More Sex than Sweat ? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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7 June 1985 (USA)  »

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Perfeição  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two movies that John Travolta made with director James Bridges. The first had been Urban Cowboy (1980). See more »

Goofs

Carly Simon throws her drink in Adam's face over a piece he wrote about her. He later tells his boss at Rolling Stone he has a deal with Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster was co-founded by Carly's father. Given Carly's obvious disdain for Adam, it's highly unlikely Simon & Schuster would publish him. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: She's the most used piece of equipment in the gym.
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Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) See more »

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Uncover Me
Performed by Siedah Garrett
Written by Steve Diamond and Brock Walsh
Courtesy of MCA Music
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Let's Get Physical!
29 July 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although this movie didn't do as well as expected at the box office in 1985, this by no means takes away from the energy and atmosphere of this movie. The main drawback back in '85, was that everyone had high expectations for this movie since it was directed by the same guy that gave us "The China Syndrome". The main plot of a Rolling Stone reporter (Travolta) trying to get the inside scoop of the fitness boom of the '80s from (Curtis) is the most enjoyable. The sub plot of white collar crime is a little on the boring side, and doesn't really mesh with the fitness plot. It's interesting to see all of the aerobic exercises in total '80s style, but by today's standards are outdated. Everything from the neck rolls Jaime Lee Curtis does, to the high impact aerobics which looks like it's done on a minimally padded floor, really makes this movie dated, but funny in a way. One thing to remember is that "Perfect" was made during a time when "going for the burn", and "no pain, no gain" were the buzz words throughout the fitness industry. Little did people know that trying to be a "hardbody" could land you in the hospital! If you are looking for some light entertainment, and you are a fan of John Travolta, Jaime Lee Curtis, Marilu Henner etc, then you will definitely enjoy this enjoyable taste of '80s nostalgia, legwarmers & all!


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