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Can't Stop the Music (1980)

A pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director:

Nancy Walker

Writers:

Bronte Woodard (as Bronté Woodard), Allan Carr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Simpson ... Village People: Policeman
David Hodo ... Village People: Construction Worker
Felipe Rose ... Village People: Indian
Randy Jones ... Village People: Cowboy
Glenn Hughes ... Village People: Leatherman
Alex Briley ... Village People: G.I.
Valerie Perrine ... Samantha
Caitlyn Jenner ... Ron White (as Bruce Jenner)
Steve Guttenberg ... Jack Morell
Paul Sand ... Steve Waits
Tammy Grimes ... Sydne Channing
June Havoc ... Helen Morell
Barbara Rush ... Norma White
Altovise Davis Altovise Davis ... Alicia Edwards
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol ... Lulu Brecht
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Storyline

In this pseudo audio biography of the Village People, Jack Morell (a thinly disguised caricature of the group's founder, Jacques Morali) is a struggling composer desperate to gain fame with his songs, but all he needs is a group to sing them. With the help of his roommate Samantha and a lawyer named Ron, Jack forms a group of six "macho men" from his Greenwich Village neighborhood, and the rest of the film details their rise to fame from New York City to a climatic concert in San Francisco. Written by matt-282

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Discoland See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

When Sam is at home with Jack and the Indian, she walks holding a spray bottle up to a plant. While she walks the shadow of the boom mic appears on the top of the wall. See more »

Quotes

Jack Morell: My time is now!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Milkshake
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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Glorious trainwreck of a film
6 March 2004 | by lauralogicSee all my reviews

I urge everyone to buy a bottle of booze and see this movie immediately.

If only for the Construction Worker's song "I love you to death" in which girls ride atop giant pistons and sprinkle glitter all over his jeans. Or maybe the Leatherman's rousing version of "Danny Boy" atop a table in a Board Room. Or, maybe the gigantic musical busby berkley dance numbers with added "onion skin" rainbow graphics of naked men jumping into swimming pools. Or, maybe the worlds most bizarre milk commercial starring the Village People singing about how a milkshake goes with your sandwich too.

Be warned though, the songs are kind of decent. Maybe even better than decent. And theres a great performance by the otherwise mediocre Ritchie Family. Seriously, i love this movie. Everyone i have shown it to has remembered it, and maybe hates me for it. But its definitely an original.


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