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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: Where the Music Never Stops See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Runtime:

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

Location shooting in New York City was complicated by gay activists protesting Cruising (1980), which was filming nearby. The two productions were mistaken for each other more than once. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "You Can't Stop the Music" song finale, the Village People are shown from the front. The cop is on the far left, next to the cowboy. In the very next shot, as they're being shown from the back, the cop is between the Indian and the Biker. See more »

Quotes

Ron White: [angry tone] Hi, I'm Ron White. Your sister sent you a cake. You're not gonna belive this, but a little old lady just robbed me!
Samantha: Could you run that by me again?
Ron White: A little old lady armed with a big gun held me up!
Samantha: No kidding. So, how do you know my sister?
Ron White: I live next door to her in St. Louis. God, she must have been 80 years old!
Samantha: Oh that's not my sister. She's older than I am, but not that old.
Ron White: I'm talking about the old lady who robbed me! She got my wallet, my watch, my class ring. She even got ...
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Alternate Versions

ABC edited 21 minutes from this film (including the "I Love You To Death" number) to fit the time slot for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

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Featured in Sneak Previews: The Worst Films of 1980 (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Y.M.C.A.
Music by Jacques Morali
Lyrics by Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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Funniest P*O*S in History
24 January 2003 | by funmonkeys2See all my reviews

This is the best bad movie of all time. Ofcourse that means Steve Guttenberg and disco music are in it. I saw this once, ten years ago and will never ever forget it. The construction worker of the Village People does a musical number about milk. The film was directed by the late Nancy Walker of "quicker picker upper" fame. Bruce Jenner stars. The bizzarre factoids surrounding this film never quit. Whoever can watch this and not repeatedly laugh out loud needs to check their pulse. I fear my compulsion to buy the dvd. God help me, the howling indian. Classic badness.


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