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  • 15
  • Drama, Music
  • 1983
  • 92 mins

Flashdance

Flashdance

About

Beals is a welder by day and a dancer at night, and if you buy that concept you'll have no trouble with the rest of this vacuous MTV-style movie. She dreams of going to ballet school, but the boss of her day-job tries to throw a spanner in the works. What little plot there is just about manages to hold the numerous sweaty dance numbers together (reportedly mostly performed by stand-in Marine Jahan).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Lilia Skala, Belinder Baver, Kyle T Heffner, Michael Nouri, Sunny Johnson, Lee Ving, Jennifer Beals
  • Director: Adrian Lyne
  • Writer: Thomas Hedley Jr, Joe Eszterhas
  • Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson
  • Photographer: Donald Peterman

In a nutshell

But as far as date movies go, this is effective enough, especially the scene where Beals demonstrates how to change her top without taking off her sweater.

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