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Starstruck (1982)

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Stephen MacLean (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Kennedy ... Jackie Mullens (as Jo Kennedy)
Ross O'Donovan Ross O'Donovan ... Angus Mullens
Margo Lee Margo Lee ... Pearl
Max Cullen ... Reg
Pat Evison Pat Evison ... Nana
John O'May John O'May ... Terry
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Lou
Norman Erskine Norman Erskine ... Hazza
Melissa Jaffer ... Mrs. Booth
Phil Judd Phil Judd ... One of The Swingers (as Philip Judd)
Dwayne Hillman Dwayne Hillman ... One of The Swingers
Ian Gilroy Ian Gilroy ... One of The Swingers
Ned Lander ... Robbie
Mark Little ... Carl
Ian Spence Ian Spence ... Spider
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Storyline

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Australia's favourite musical comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Struck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the Australian rock music television show was "WOW". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are briefly seen dancing on the nightclub floor several moments before they actually arrive at the club on their motorcycle. (This continuity error is not present in an alternative take of the sequence that features on the DVD as an extra.) See more »

Quotes

Jackie: I want a band. I want amplifiers. I want, I want, I want.
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Alternate Versions

One of the US home video versions deletes the first chorus of the title song. The original US cable version deleted the song "It's Not Enough." See more »

Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Live In A House
Performed by Ross O'Donovan
Written by Bill Miller
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Awesome Australian musical!
17 July 2006 | by vampi1960See all my reviews

A Wonderful new wave camp classic,i normally don't really like musicals,but when i saw this back in the eighties i loved it. beautiful sexy Jo Kennedy plays an aspiring singer in Australia. her little cousin Angus,is her agent.campy fun movie with lots of great new wave musical numbers.pokes fun at the MGM musicals from the 40s and 50s.this was a little known,under-appreciated effort from down under. and seldom shown on TV.i don't think its out on DVD yet.but its a great movie.with colorful zany characters,its a cult film.Australia's greatest import since mad max.a must see for everyone even if your not into musicals like me.more then likely you will enjoy.10 out of 10.


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