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Perfect (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 June 1985 (USA)
A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Director:

James Bridges

Writers:

Aaron Latham (story "Looking for Mr. Goodbody - Health Clubs: The New Singles Bars"), Aaron Latham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramey Ellis Ramey Ellis ... City News Receptionist
Alma Beltran ... Grieving Woman
Perla Walter Perla Walter ... Grieving Woman
Gina Morelli ... Grieving Woman
John Travolta ... Adam
John Napierala John Napierala ... City News Editor
Stefan Gierasch ... Charlie
Jann Wenner ... Mark Roth
Anne De Salvo ... Frankie
Philippe Delgrange Philippe Delgrange ... Maitre d' in New York
Tom Schiller ... Carly Simon's Friend
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... Judge
Murphy Dunne Murphy Dunne ... Peckerman
Kenneth Welsh ... Joe McKenzie
Michael Laskin ... Government Prosecutor
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Storyline

A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Health Clubs - More Sex than Sweat ? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfeição See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,222,810, 9 June 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,918,858
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

What did the picture's "Perfect" title mean to star Jamie Lee Curtis? She said: "There is no such thing as being perfect "but I think that perfection is the right that people have to be whatever they want to be. That's what's perfect in my eyes. And the fact that people are entitled to that right is what [my character] Jessie stands up for in the movie. Defending one's right to be whatever you want to be is what Jessie Wilson is all about". See more »

Goofs

Carly Simon throws her drink in Adam's face over a piece he wrote about her. He later tells his boss at Rolling Stone he has a deal with Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster was co-founded by Carly's father. Given Carly's obvious disdain for Adam, it's highly unlikely Simon & Schuster would publish him. See more »

Quotes

Linda: He knows a guy who knows a make-up artist on the Dukes of Hazzard, who's gonna redesign my face.
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Connections

Spoofed in Perfection (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I Sweat (Going Through The Motions)
Performed and Written by Nona Hendryx
Produced by Material and Nona Hendryx
Remixed by François Kevorkian (as Francois Kevorkian) and Ron Saint Germain
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Perfect was a Perfect 80s film
27 March 2005 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

Being that I was in my early 20s I remember very well the 80s, which was I need to be perfect decade. Smarts took a back-seat to buff & tan. Everyone was pumping iron, getting tan, blow-drying their hair, checking their look in the mirror, and flaunting their bods. Gosh! Darn! It sounds exactly like South Beach today!! Nothing has changed!

What is a shock is how badly John Travola and Jaime Lee Curtis have aged. They were both so "perfect" in 1985. There's no excuse for a "sex-Symbol" like Johnny T. to have gotten so bloated and out-of-shape. Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Travolta. However his best work(aside from Pulp Fiction) was made in the late 70s and early 80s-Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Urban Cowboy, and even for its time, Perfect.

And Jaime Lee was so beautiful, so well-built, and so sexy. Oh well, thank goodness for videos.

Funny how today's generation thinks the out-fits in this film were so strange. I look at the out-fits today and I think they are really "stranger" than anything we wore in the 80s.


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