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Flashdance, 1983

Flashdance
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Written by: Joe Eszterhas
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  95 min
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Flashdance can be described as stylized and captivating. The plot revolves around dancers, underdogs, and following your dreams. The main genres are drama, romance, and music-oriented. In terms of style, Flashdance has a Hollywood tone and stars a strong female character. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in Pittsburgh. Flashdance takes place in the 1980s. The soundtrack is pop and rock. The movie has received attention for being a modern classic and an Oscar winner. Flashdance is well suited for a girls' night and a date night. Note that it involves brief nudity and profanity.

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In Adrian Lyne's Flashdance, a young woman, Alex (Jennifer Beals), strives to achieve success as a classical... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 15 April 1983
Runtime: 95 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Original Song at the 1983 Academy Awards
Keith Forsey for Best Original Song at the 1983 Academy Awards
Giorgio Moroder for Best Original Song at the 1983 Academy Awards

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Jennifer Beals Jennifer Beals As Alex Owens
Michael Nouri Michael Nouri As Nick Hurley
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Variety
Watching Flashdance is pretty much like looking at MTV for 96 minutes. Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and sociologically laughable, pic at least lives up to its title by offering an anthology of extraordinarily flashy dance...
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Like Saturday Night Fever and, for that matter, the Rocky films, Flashdance has made it big by taking experiences of black youths and playing them in whiteface. But unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz.
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Flashdance is the wonderful film that gave us JENNIFER BEALS. The welder/dancer who wanted to become more than just a flashdancer. This movie has since become a CLASSIC. Michael Nouri plays Jennifer's daytime construction boss, plus they get a...
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10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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My teen daughter likes dance movies so I rented this and watched it with her. I hadn't seen it since the '80s and remembered it as being pretty good. I was shocked - shocked, I tell you - at how amateurish the whole thing is. This is a Z-grade plot...
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05.September.2010 |  by: ColumboFan
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Smokin hot and always entertaining
Flashdance is one of the more entertaining films of all time. It's got it all, youthful innocence, great dance scenes (if you like 80's dance) passion, love, questioning and hope. Into the mix comes reality and makes a giant mess of everything (like...
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23.October.2008 |  by: Rebecca Polnochenkovitch
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