Behind The Movie looks at the definitive disco film that captured a generation. The story of a dead end kid who finds glory on the dance floor was a dark tale; however, its soundtrack solidified disco's reign on the pop charts. The making of the film was anything but magical - it proved to be a long and trying odyssey. The director was fired, disco was a dying phenomenon and in the midst of production, John Travolta lost the love his life, Diana Hyland, to cancer. Despite all the roadblocks, Travolta and the film broke records, extended the life of disco and sparked a...
With a minuscule budget and a young, inexperienced cast and crew, National Lampoon's Animal House exceeded box office expectations and inspired fraternity toga parties across America. Behind The Movie explores the legacy of this most celebrated and widely imitated movie, which launched chief Animal John Belushi (Bluto Blutarsky) into super stardom.
In 2002, Miramax released the timeless classic Chicago as a major motion picture. The film, peppered with a star-studded cast of vixens and villains, features a soundtrack full of spicy hip-hop tracks and pop confections. Chicago took audiences and critics by surprise and became one of 2003's biggest hits.
Four guys, one school, several women, and a three week deadline. The mission: to lose their virginity by the end of prom night. It was "do it or die" for a pack of close-knit, perpetually horny friends in Universal's 1999 raunchy, coming of age comedy, American Pie. Since the genre of gross-out teen farces began in 1981 with Porky's, American Pie broke the mold, or this case, the pie crust.
From its Broadway debut to its silver screen success, the musical Grease has funneled a non-toxic sound to audiences world-wide who continue to enjoy the sound of the fifties and a story about young love. In the hugely popular cinematic version of the late 70's, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were the dynamic duo who drove the film's success. Their feisty duet "You're the One That I Want" climbed the charts to number 1 in 1978. The film's title track "Grease" also climbed to number one and propelled the soundtrack to phenomenal success - selling over 20 million ...
More than twenty years after Risky Business triumphed in theatres, the film is still providing audiences with the ultimate embodiment of teenage lust. In 1983, the rousing reel became a cinematic right of passage and put a teen named Tom Cruise on the fast track to superstardom.
Filmed mostly at the Naval Training Center and Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, Top Gun was the top grossing movie of 1986. Behind The Movie explores the creation and cultural impact of the film, from the early obstacles faced by cast and crew to its high-flying debut at the box office, bringing in $344.8 million worldwide. Interviews include Tom Skerritt, Kelly McGillis, Michael Ironside, Tony Scott, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kenny Loggins, Terri Nunn of Berlin and more