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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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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations.
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Alex Owens
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Nick Hurley
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Hanna Long
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Jeanie Szabo
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Richie
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Johnny C.
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Jake Mawby
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Katie Hurley
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Cecil
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Frank Szabo (as Phil Bruns)
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Rosemary Szabo
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Secretary
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Pete
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Tina Tech
Durga McBroom ...
Heels
Stacey Pickren ...
Margo
Liz Sagal ...
Sunny
Norman Scott ...
Normski
Mr. Freeze ...
Mr. Freeze (as Marc Lemberger)
Frosty Freeze ...
Frosty Freeze (as Wayne Frost)
Prince Ken Swift ...
Prince Ken Swift (as Kenneth Gabbert)
Crazy Legs ...
Crazy Legs (as Richard Colon)
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Mawby's Regular
Steve Price ...
Mawby's Regular
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Mawby's Regular
Darren Roy ...
Mawby's Regular
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Mawby's Regular
Larry John Meyers ...
Welder #1
David DiManna ...
Welder #2
Helen Dexter ...
Dancer at Repertory #1
Mark Anthony Moschello ...
Dancer at Repertory #2
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Dancer at Repertory #3
Erika Leslie ...
Blonde Skater
Jim McCardle ...
Ice Rink Official #1
Ernie Tate ...
Ice Rink Official #2
Bettina Birnbaum ...
Stripper #1
Deirdre L. Cowden ...
Stripper #2
Colin Hamilton ...
Maitre D'
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Waiter #2 (as Tony de Santis)
Marjean Dennis ...
Woman at Restaurant
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Priest
Ann Muffly ...
Woman at Hanna Long's
Henry Crowell Jr. ...
Racquetball Player (as Hank Crowell)
Frank Tomasello ...
Harry
Jumbo Red ...
Grunt
Evette De Marco ...
Ballet Dancer
Richard Fritz ...
Ballet Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Berro ...
Dance Judge #5 (uncredited)
Ella Demler ...
Little Dancing Girl (uncredited)
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Stripper (uncredited)
Denise Kozuch ...
Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ...
Street Person (uncredited)

Directed by

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Adrian Lyne

Written by

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Thomas Hedley Jr. ... (screenplay) (as Tom Hedley) and
Joe Eszterhas ... (screenplay)
 
Thomas Hedley Jr. ... (story) (as Tom Hedley)

Produced by

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Jerry Bruckheimer ... producer
Peter Guber ... executive producer
Tom Jacobson ... associate producer
Lynda Obst ... associate producer (as Lynda Rosen Obst)
Jon Peters ... executive producer
Don Simpson ... producer

Music by

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Giorgio Moroder

Cinematography by

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Donald Peterman ... director of photography (as Don Peterman)

Film Editing by

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Walt Mulconery
Bud S. Smith ... (as Bud Smith)

Editorial Department

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Richard Alderete ... associate editor
Robert Lederman ... associate editor (as Bob Lederman)
Mitchell Sinoway ... associate editor
M. Scott Smith ... associate editor (as Scott Smith)
Joe D'Augustine ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Gretchen Rennell

Production Design by

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Charles Rosen

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Costume Design by

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Michael Kaplan

Makeup Department

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Rick Sharp ... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tom Jacobson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marty P. Ewing ... second assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Albert M. Shapiro ... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)

Art Department

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Andrew P. Flores ... labor forman
Walt Hadfield ... construction coordinator (as Walton D. Hadfield)
Mark Wade ... property master
Camille Abbott ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Andrew Probert ... pre-production artist (uncredited)
Peter Van Zyl ... Greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Louis L. Edemann ... sound effects editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
David W. Gray ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as David Gray)
Cecelia Hall ... sound effects editor
Sean Hanley ... looping editor
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
George Watters II ... sound effects editor
James E. Webb ... sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Crew Chamberlain ... boom operator (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Greg Morton ... Playback Operator (uncredited)
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael Lantieri ... special effects
Marvin Gardner ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joe Dunne ... stunt coordinator
Louie Elias ... stunts
George Fisher ... stunts
Ted Grossman ... stunts
Victor Paul ... stunts
George Robotham ... stunts
John Robotham ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Sharon Shapiro ... stunt double (uncredited)
Victoria Vanderkloot ... stunt double: Jennifer Beals (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John J. Connor ... camera operator
Kal Manning ... gaffer (as Wright K. Manning)
Herb Ritts ... still photographer: photographs on the wall
John R. Shannon ... still photographer
Dickson P. Sorensen ... additional photographer
Calvin Sterry ... key grip
Albert Watson ... still photographer: photographs on the wall
Clay H. Wilson ... dolly grip (as Clay Wilson)
Richard Clark ... video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Lawrence Grauman ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Norman Lang ... electrician (uncredited)
Keith Peterman ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Scott Rathner ... second assistant camera: Pittsburgh (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... location casting (as Donna M. Belajac)
Matt Casella ... casting assistant
Rita Clarke Holt ... location casting
Julie Selzer ... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Paula Cain ... costume supervisor
Mark Peterson ... costumer: men
Bobbie Read ... costumer: women
Kate Lindsay ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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John R. Woodward ... location manager
David Israel ... location manager (uncredited)
Charles Newirth ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Adam Fields ... music supervisor
Jim Henrikson ... music editor
Sylvester Levay ... conductor (as Sylvestor Levay) / music arranger (as Sylvestor Levay)
Phil Ramone ... music supervisor
Russ Regan ... music consultant: PolyGram Records
Ken Topolsky ... music coordinator
Jellybean Benítez ... music remixer: Flashdance What A Feeling (uncredited) / music remixer: Maniac (uncredited)
Michael Boddicker ... musician (uncredited)
Sylvester Levay ... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joel Marrow ... transportation coordinator
Dan Marrow ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joanie Blum ... script supervisor
Anne Coe ... assistant: Mr. Lyne
Mauri Syd Gayton ... assistant: Mr. Jacobson (as Mauri Syd Blumenfeld)
Dennis Grisco ... animal trainer
Enid Hertz ... assistant: Mr. Simpson
Jeffrey Hornaday ... choreographer
David Robertson ... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Casey Silver ... assistant: Mr. Lyne
Karen Standard ... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Mary Lou Devlin ... production secretary (uncredited)
Marine Jahan ... dance double: Jennifer Beals (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michele Casale ... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Flashdance: Stralucirea dansului (Romania)
  • Танец-вспышка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Flashdance: Em Ritmo de Embalo (Brazil)
  • Le feu de la danse (Canada, French title)
  • Флашданс (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $205,900,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jennifer Beals' trend-setting collarless sweatshirt came about by accident. The sweatshirt, which Beals brought from home, had shrunk in the wash and she had to cut the collar off in order to get it over her head. See more »
Goofs In the climactic dance, Alex is played by several noticeably different people. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Imagination See more »
Quotes Nick: Don't you understand? When you give up your dream, you die.
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