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Flashdance (1983)

 -  Drama | Romance | Music  -  15 April 1983 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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 <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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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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Drama | Romance | Music

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flashdance  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$94,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was inspired by a trip to a Toronto strip club. See more »

Goofs

When Alex is dancing in the red suit and white face makeup, she just has the red suit on. When we see her again moments later, she has blue leggings on underneath the skirt, which weren't there before. See more »

Quotes

Alex Owens: You call that dancing, rolling on the floor on your back?
Jeanie Szabo: Yes! so what, I make good money!
Alex Owens: Look at you! You call that dancing?
Jeanie Szabo: Yes!
Alex Owens: [Takes money, out of Jeanie's panties, and throws it on the wet ground in the rain] What's this shit? huh?
Jeanie Szabo: It's Mine!
[sobs]
Jeanie Szabo: Why'd you come, here?
Alex Owens: Because, you're my friend. Jerk.
[console's Jeanie, after their argument]
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Love Theme From Flashdance
Performed by Helen St. John
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
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Wow....
2 June 2004 | by (Amity, OR) – See all my reviews

Verve, beauty, reality.

This is no cinematic epic but the story is electric. Small town gal breaks into a man's world while aspiring to be a dancer.

Romance, some Pittsburgh clips. (yep, i grew up around there.)

Great music, choreography. Makes me cry every time when I FEEL what this gal wants and I want her to get it. I had to buy this movie because I think it is very inspirational in an artistic way.


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