Flashdance (1983)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama, Rock Musical, Dance Film  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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).

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blue-collar, boss [employer], dancer, dreams, steelworker, welding, ice-skating, ballet-dance

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High Production Values