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Hairspray (1988)

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

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'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A movie with a beat you can laugh to! See more »


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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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White Lipstick  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$577,287 (USA) (28 February 1988)

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$6,671,108 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Negro Day is a pivotal element of all three versions of "Hairspray", it's never seen in this movie or the stage musical. See more »

Goofs

When Tracy Turnblad and her friends are in Motormouth Maybelle's record shop, The Supremes album "Supremes A Go-Go", from 1966, is behind them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracy Turnblad: Come on! Come on!
Penny Pingleton: Okay, all right.
Tracy Turnblad: Will you hurry up?
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, there are footsteps moving to the beat of the song playing in the background. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Roots of 'Hairspray' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake A Tail Feather
Written by Verlie Rice, Otis Hayes, and Andre Williams
Performed by The Five Du-Tones
Courtesy of Onederful Records
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Hairspray is the best!
18 September 2001 | by (Midlands, UK) – See all my reviews

This has to be without a doubt my favourite movie. There are probably better but none that I have enjoyed as much. Its perfectly cast and well written. Ricki Lake, Divine, Vitamin C and of course Debbie Harry all shine. It deals with such a sensitive issue thats still relevant today (prejudice) in an easily digestable and engaging way. I love the dances and the whole feel of this movie. Its one you love or hate and I definatly love it! 10/10


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