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Hairspray Live! (2016)

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A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.

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Harvey Fierstein (teleplay by), Mark O'Donnell (book) | 3 more credits »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dove Cameron ... Amber Von Tussle
Kristin Chenoweth ... Velma Von Tussle
Martin Short ... Wilbur Turnblad
Ariana Grande ... Penny Pingleton
Billy Eichner ... Rob Barker
Ricki Lake ... Pinkette
Derek Hough ... Corny Collins
Andrea Martin ... Prudy Pingleton
Harvey Fierstein ... Edna Turnblad
Jennifer Hudson ... Motormouth Maybelle
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Pinky
Rosie O'Donnell ... Gym Teacher
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Pinkette
Garrett Clayton ... Link Larkin
Shahadi Wright Joseph ... Little Inez
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Storyline

Teenager Tracy Turnblad accomplishes her dream of becoming a regular on her favorite tv show, she sets off on a mission to integrate the all white tv show along the way she is confronted by the pro-segregation mother daughter duo Velma and Amber Von Tussle Written by JJ

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You can't stop the beat!


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In a recent interview with access Hollywood Maddie Baillio along with her fellow cast members said that everyone on set are good friends in real life. Garrett Clayton said "there isn't a bad egg in the bunch. Everyone gets along and that's hard to find on a big project like this." See more »

Goofs

Posters for musical events advertise shows on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, April 20. The story is taking place in June of 1962, but those two show dates only work for the years 1957 and 1963. The latter poster is seen on an outdoor telephone pole -- an unlikely place to promote a show happening nine and a half months in the future, and an impossible place for anything posted in 1957 to still be there. See more »


Soundtracks

Run & Tell That
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph
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28 July 2020 | by jayz-55807See all my reviews

It's not as strong as 2007's Hairspray. And can Rosie O'Donnell please stop acting. But Hairspray Live! is a vibrant and entertaining adaptation with colourful costumes, fun songs and good performances.

I LOVED 'Mamma, I'm A Big Girl Now'!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hairspray Live! See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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