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Perfect (1985)

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


James Bridges


Aaron Latham (articles), Aaron Latham (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramey Ellis Ramey Ellis ... City News Receptionist
Alma Beltran ... Grieving Woman
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


Fed up with writing obituaries for a local New Jersey newspaper, the inquisitive and ambitious journalist, Adam Lawrence, finally gets his big break, when--as a Rolling Stone reporter--gets to interview a well-off entrepreneur accused of drug-dealing. However, one brief look at the tight-bodied members of a modern gym will have Adam itching to write an exposé on the latest craze of fitness and health centres, where aerobics instructors like the ferociously-astonishing, Jessie, are the absolute stars. But, Jessie, really despises interviewers. Will she ever let him into her sultry world of cool music, high-energy exercise, and perfection? Written by Nick Riganas

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Where love is a dance and beauty is everything. See more »


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The film's director James Bridges said of this movie: "It's the story about a reporter in today's society. The film is really about one reporter's adventures and his relationships to his subjects as he writes about them. It's about how the First Amendment should protect all the media. I think that a free society and a free press go hand in hand". See more »


The name of the sales person at The Sports Connection who gives Adam a tour of the club is named Robert. At her birthday party, Sally calls him Albert. See more »


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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Spoofed in Perfection (1985) See more »


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Written and Performed by Nick Heyward
Courtesy of Arista Records, Ltd.
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Neither perfect nor imperfect
1 January 2005 | by SajeevaSSee all my reviews

Many of the IMDb users considered this movie to be of no use spending time on - though i was thoroughly reluctant to watch it - i was glad i did - CAUSE I FOUND NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!! Well it was the 80's the time when compared to today, movies were not that great. Well with that in mind - i believe this movie is quite an accomplishment - i remember reading from one of the users of IMDb that this was a bomb, which almost ruined Travolta's career - but i really don't see why - well it is not brilliant - but it is FAR better than all the other razzie winning movies. Performances were not that great - Jamie Lee Curtis is very pretty - and as for John Travolta, he has a brush of Tony Maneiro and Danny Zuko in this character. Well though people may REALLY not want to watch it cause it has been considered as an underdog movie of the eightees era - those people can watch it just for the aerobic workouts - they really sizzle.

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English | French

Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,222,810, 9 June 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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