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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
Philip Judd Philip Judd ... One of The Swingers
Dwayne Hillman Dwayne Hillman ... One of The Swingers
Ian Gilroy Ian Gilroy ... One of The Swingers
Ned Lander 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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Trivia

When released widely in the USA in 1983 the film launched on Australia's National Day public holiday known as "Australia Day" with this date being the 26th of January. 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

Gimme Love
Performed by Joey Kennedy
Written by Philip Judd, Dwayne Hillman, Buster Stiggs
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User Reviews

 
Sparkling little gem of a movie!
29 April 1999 | by sschwartSee all my reviews

This is worth looking for. Australian film maker Gillian Armstrong's delightful gem traces the path of two Aussie teens trying to make their break in show biz. This is a classic fairy tale story that includes such amusing scenes as young star Jo Kennedy practising tight-rope walking across the bar of her grandmother's pub. This film treats its teen subjects with respect rather than condescension and the finale is a showstopper. Great soundtrack of obscure 80s music, as well.


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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starstruck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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