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Flashdance

Rating:R
Genre:Romance, Drama, Musical
Release Date:January 1, 1983
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner
Director:Adrian Lyne
Writer:Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas

Description: 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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