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Flashdance (1983)

Cast: Jennifer Beals, Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, more...
Director: Adrian Lyne, Adrian Lyne
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Studio: Paramount
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 94 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri) and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala). The film's signature scene is, of course, Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan. Essentially an old-fashioned backstage yarn, Flashdance was given a contemporary spin by its pulsating, musical score featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song, Flashdance...What a Feeling, (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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