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Perfect (1985)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 June 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramey Ellis ...
City News Receptionist
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Grieving Woman
Perla Walter ...
Grieving Woman
Gina Morelli ...
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
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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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John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis work up a sweat together! See more »

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7 June 1985 (USA)  »

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Perfeição  »

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According to Gene Siskel, Jamie Lee Curtis told him at a party that she originally wanted to play the Laraine Newman character instead, since she felt she was more interesting and sympathetic than her lead character. See more »

Quotes

Adam Lawrence: Always treat a famous person as if they're not. And a person who's not as if they were.
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You're My Love
Performed and Written by Narada Michael Walden
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Aerobics, Rolling Stone, and a Hunka Hunka Burnin' Travolta!
11 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I know this is a bad, bad movie. It's not like I have any "diamond in the rough" illusions about this actually being a good movie that's merely misunderstood. So why is it that I watch it every time it's on? I honestly love watching this film!

Maybe it's the dated 80s setting and the "studly" guys that look utterly homosexual now. Perhaps it's the great lines, like Anne De Salvo looking directly into the camera and saying, "C'mon, guys, make me suffer," or Matthew Reed (in his one and only screen role) saying, "It was love at first sight. I took one look at those tits and my whole body got hard!" It could be John Travolta going through his aerobics routine with a sock in his jock, or Larraine Newman straddling the leg-spreader, proving that not every woman looks sexy in a leotard.

Of course there's Jamie Lee Curtis calling Travolta a "sphincter muscle" three different times. There's also Jann Wenner gyrating his fat gut during the closing credits. How about the pointless scene where hundreds of Boy George fans storm the hotel, or Curtis "deleting" Travolta's article by merely backspacing (What kind of word processor is that)? There's even the premise that Rolling Stone is a serious news magazine - HAW HAW HAW!

I seriously can't recommend paying money for this, but it's worth a watch if it comes on a local channel just for the sheer badness of it all. This is the definitive nadir of Travolta's career (check that...it is better than Battlefield Earth, but what isn't?) After this, even Look Who's Talking Now looks brilliant.


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