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Blow Dry (2001)

In 2000, a small town hosts The British Hairdressing Championship, where a former 2-time winner, his son, his run-away wife and his runaway wife's lady lover reside (not all on speaking terms).

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The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop, and where Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon, yet Phil and Shelly haven't talked in the ten years since she bolted. Shelley's just found out her cancer is terminal, and Ray Roberts, the reigning underhanded 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 (as does he her). Everything's set: Brian decides to enter the competition with his mom and Sandra. Will Phil join in? Ray wants to win at any costs. 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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Coup de peigne  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$240,166, 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$637,769, 8 April 2001
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Josh Hartnett was attracted to the project because it was the chance to do something he'd never tackled before. He found the Yorkshire accent particularly challenging. See more »

Goofs

Brian says that hair keeps on growing after you die. This is an urban legend that is not true, of which a cadaver barber ought to be well aware. See more »

Quotes

Phil Allen: One of the nastiest double crowns I've ever had the misfortune to tackle.
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References Amadeus (1984) See more »

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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Written by Randy Bachman
Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission of The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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Amiable light comedy
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Making an emotionally satisfying movie and climax out of a hairdressing competition is no mean challenge, but considering how such a plot seems doomed to mediocrity the film manages to be entertaining enough as light background drivel of the mildly humorous sort.


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