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PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 July 2007 (USA)
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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.



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Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next teen regular. With the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy is chosen, angering evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that black kids can only dance on the show once a month (on "Negro Day"), and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father, and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do. Written by leoprez1030

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On July 20th, the summer blockbuster is getting a whole new look. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,476,745, 20 July 2007, Limited Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this film, Michelle Pfeiffer is the aggressor whereas Christopher Walken is the submissive. The two also appear together in Batman Returns, where Walken acted as the aggressor and Pfeiffer was the submissive. The two films were exactly 15 years apart. See more »


During the history class scene right before "Run and Tell That" the teacher writes on the board about the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He writes September 1st, but the correct date is September 5th, 1775, when it first convened. See more »


[first lines]
Tracy Turnblad: [singing] Oh, oh, oh, woke up today, feeling the way I always do. Oh, oh, oh, hungry for something that I can't eat. Then I hear that beat. That rhythm of town starts calling me down. It's like a message from high above. Oh, oh, oh, pulling me out to the smiles and the streets that I love. Good morning, Baltimore!
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Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Chester Gregory
(c) 2007 Winding Brook Way Music (ASCAP)/Walli Woo Entertainment (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved
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A Total Ten
13 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is not CINEMA and it's not ART ... what is, however, is the most fun I've had seeing a film in I can't remember how long ... a totally incredible, wonderful, feel good, and so glad you went experience.

Oh, and the performances were overall excellent ... with some stand-outs - Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, & Michelle Pfeiffer (perenially under-rated on account of "you can't be brilliant and that beautiful?") ... and there were no clunkers - the rest of the cast provided able support to the "stars." The music and the dancing got you bouncing up and down in your seat. And finally, the racial and weight discrimination issues .. the whole "you don't fit our skinny, white, young, & whatever is currently hip stereotypes ... were handled with humor and without being patronized or trivialized - not easy to do in a musical romp. The pride and self-confidence of those who were subject to this discrimination came through as unyielding, unwavering, and solid as a rock ... just like Tracy's hair.


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