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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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Take your passion... And make it happen! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Music

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Flashdance  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$94,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Before Kyra Sedgwick auditioned for a role here, she was instructed by her agent to wear a leotard, heels and no tights. She wore, instead, a miniskirt and heels and auditioned for director Adrian Lyne whom she berated when he took a call during her audition. 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

Alex Owens: I don't want you buying me anything. I don't want you buying me, period!
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Maniac
Performed by Michael Sembello
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Music and Lyrics by Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
Produced by Phil Ramone and Michael Sembello
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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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