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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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When the dancer becomes the dance. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Music

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Electrodanza  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$94,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on the life of construction worker/welder-turned-dancer Maureen Marder. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Alex stops to pet the kitten while on her bicycle going to work, she has a construction helmet on the back of her bicycle. A few seconds later, as she descends down the hill, the helmet is not there. See more »

Quotes

Frank Szabo: You girls eat like pigs.
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Spoofed in Zoolander (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen Suite No. 2: Garde montant
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Music by Georges Bizet
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"Flashdance, What A Feeling".
1 July 2001 | by (London/England) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens a welder by day and a dancer by night, who dreams of going to a ballet school. She really wants to make her dreams reality but is to nervous to audition. With a little encouragement and help from her good friend Hannah Long (Lilia Skala.) and her boyfriend/boss, Nick Hurley. (Michael Nouri.) she finally does audition. And, what an audition it was. The dance sequence at the end was brilliant. Flashdance is a great film full of fun music, (Including Irene Cara's hit song, "Flashdance, What a feeling".) great dancing and just lots of fun. Flashdance is an instant classic. I give it a 10/10.


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