Flashdance

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Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film that was directed by Adrian Lyne. It stars Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri. The screenwriter was Joe Eszterhas. Numerous allusions to this movie now appear throughout television shows, movies, music and video.

Tagline: What a feeling.

Plot summary

The movie tells the story of blue-collar Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania worker Alex Owens (Beals). She works as a dancer in a bar at night, and in a construction site as a welder during the day, but dreams of joining an upscale dancing school.

Alex meets her construction company boss Nick Hurley (Nouri) and they quickly fall in love. Meanwhile, she keeps practicing hard, waiting for her opportunity to join a school to come up. When it finally does, she is rejected, but she refuses to give up, and with the help of her boyfriend, she is given a second chance.

Alex trains even harder and is given a second chance. After a long dancing routine she gets accepted to the school, marking what would be the beginning of a successful career in non sensual dancing.

This movie has been considered a 1980s Hollywood classic by many. It is famous for its dancing and classic soundtrack. However, Beals never actually dances in the film. All the dance sequences were carried out by a body double named Marine Jahan. The producers hid this fact from the press and it remained secret to the public even after the movie was released as Jahan was not listed in the credits.

Its soundtrack included Giorgio Moroder's smash hit Flashdance... What a Feeling (sung by Irene Cara), as well as other hits, such as Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky's 'Maniac.

Soundtrack highlights

External links

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