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Flashdance (1983)

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

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Thomas Hedley Jr. (screenplay) (as Tom Hedley), Joe Eszterhas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Alex Owens
Michael Nouri ... Nick Hurley
Lilia Skala ... Hanna Long
Sunny Johnson ... Jeanie Szabo
Kyle T. Heffner ... Richie
Lee Ving ... Johnny C.
Ron Karabatsos ... Jake Mawby
Belinda Bauer ... Katie Hurley
Malcolm Danare ... Cecil
Philip Bruns ... Frank Szabo (as Phil Bruns)
Micole Mercurio ... Rosemary Szabo
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Secretary
Don Brockett ... Pete
Cynthia Rhodes ... Tina Tech
Durga McBroom Durga McBroom ... Heels
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Storyline

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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Something happens when she hears the music...it's her freedom. It's her fire. It's her life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flashdance See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,076,124, 17 April 1983

Gross USA:

$92,921,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,921,203
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the early years of home video, Paramount tried an experiment in which this film was given a heavily promoted home video release while the film was still playing in some cinemas. The box office was expected to drop off to nothing as soon as the tape became available for rental. Instead, the heavy promotion caused an increase in box office receipts. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the "Imagination" (strobe light) dance sequence, some of the black tape used to create squares on the "rice paper" backdrop alternates between untouched and torn and drooping. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Blonde and Blonder (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady, Lady, Lady
Performed by Joe Esposito
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
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"Flashdance, What A Feeling".
1 July 2001 | by famousgir1See all my reviews

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens a welder by day and a dancer by night, who dreams of going to a ballet school. She really wants to make her dreams reality but is to nervous to audition. With a little encouragement and help from her good friend Hannah Long (Lilia Skala.) and her boyfriend/boss, Nick Hurley. (Michael Nouri.) she finally does audition. And, what an audition it was. The dance sequence at the end was brilliant. Flashdance is a great film full of fun music, (Including Irene Cara's hit song, "Flashdance, What a feeling".) great dancing and just lots of fun. Flashdance is an instant classic. I give it a 10/10.


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