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Blow Dry (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 March 2001 (UK)
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The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and ... See full summary »

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Christina Robertson
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Brian Allen
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The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and Shelly haven't talked in ten years, since she bolted; she's just found out her cancer is terminal; and, Ray Roberts, the reigning hairdressing champion, blows into town taunting Phil for retreating from competitive styling into barbering. Roberts also brings his daughter, Christina, who remembers Brian from when she was a little kid. Everything's set: Brian decides to enter the competition with his mom and Sandra; will Phil join in? Ray wants to win at any cost; will Christina go along? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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An outrageous new comedy for anyone who's ever had hair. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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30 March 2001 (UK)  »

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Blow Dry  »

Box Office

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$240,166 (USA) (9 March 2001)

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$637,769 (USA) (6 April 2001)
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Trivia

At one point in the movie, Ray tells Christina that she isn't in Minneapolis anymore. Rachael Leigh Cook, who plays Christina, is a native of Minneapolis. See more »

Goofs

While the male audience members are lined up taking discs for the Men's Freestyle, it is first shown that the real model for Raymond's Hair Studio is number two in line right behind Hair Montage's volunteer. The camera cuts away from the line and we hear seven more models being called (including Raymond's "plant" who goes to the Style Warriors) before this man is called and directed to Raymond's Hair Studio. See more »

Quotes

Brian Allen: [throws stones at Shelley's window] Mum! *Mum!*
Shelley Allen: [opens window] What is it, love?
Brian Allen: It's Dad! He's cutting!
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References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »

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I Just Can't Help Believing
Written by Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Ltd
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA / BMG Entertainment
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Just because something's fixed, doesn't mean it can't be broken.
31 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The British hairdressing championships are coming to Keighley and it just happens to be the town where Phil (Alan Rickman) lives.

He used to be the champion until he wife Shelley (Natasha Richardson) left him for Sandra (Rachel Griffiths).

Oh, My! Now, he is just a barber (gasp!) and wants nothing to do with Shelly or the championships. Problem is, there is no one else in town that can represent it.

A family reunites and we get to see some of the finest British actors.

I just hope my hairdresser doesn't see this and get weird ideas. I don't want to come out with green spikes!


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