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Flashdance (1983)

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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Owens
... Nick Hurley
... Hanna Long
... Jeanie Szabo
... Richie
... Johnny C.
... Jake Mawby
... Katie Hurley
... Cecil
... Frank Szabo (as Phil Bruns)
... Rosemary Szabo
... Secretary
... Pete
... Tina Tech
Durga McBroom ... Heels
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Alex Owens is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling! Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Every day, she works in a man's world. Every night, she dances through the universe that is her dream. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Electrodanza  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$94,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Sembello had intended that the rhythm of "Maniac" be too fast to dance to. See more »

Goofs

During the strobe light dance sequence at the end of song, the camera moves in close. The shadow of the camera person can clearly be seen on the right side of the screen. See more »

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[first lines]
Nick: l'll tell you what. l'll give you the Cowboys and three.
Pete: Three and a half.
Nick: Take three, be happy.
Pete: Three and a half. l'm ecstatic.
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Referenced in Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) See more »

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I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is
Performed by Kim Carnes
Courtesy of EMI America Records
Music and Lyrics by Kim Carnes, Duane Hitchings and Craig Krampf
Produced by Keith Olsen
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An 80's iconic movie
1 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I know how much Flashdance became such a huge hit of the 80's, it defined a whole new generation of clothes, behavior, and dance moves. That's what made Flashdance so special. Now I was born in '85 so I kinda missed out on these things, but I understand it's importance. I just bought this movie yesterday, it was back to back with Footloose, two iconic 80's movies, and I watched Flashdance this afternoon. While this film defined a huge part of the 80's, it was an average film with a simple plot. The acting and story is just pretty average, but it's a cute and fun one.

Alex is a welder by day, but at night she is a sexy exotic dancer who grabs the attention of all the men. But she has big time dreams to become a ballet dancer, she has promised her grandmother that she would apply to the top ballet school and try to get an audition. But Alex is always intimidated by the other "proper looking" dancers with tons more experience than her. She falls in love with a fellow co-worker, Nick, who wants her to make it just as badly. She goes through rough times, but she just wants to make it and will do anything for that chance.

Flashdance is one of those must see movies if you wanna see the important films of the 80's. I just wanted to see what this movie was about since it's such a huge part of film culture. Jennifer Beals actually did a great job as Alex, she was absolutely beautiful and made the character very likable. While this film did not live up to my expectations, it still was a good film. It has an awesome sound track and really is a lot of fun to dance too. Now excuse me, but I wanna try to take my bra off without removing my shirt, lol.

5/10


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