June 30, 1983 in UK cinemas: Flashdance

“The movie with the music, the heat, the energy…What a feeling.”

Flashdance-1983Flashdance is an American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and the presentation of some sequences in the style of music videos was an influence on other 1980s films including Top Gun (1986), Simpson and Bruckheimer’s most famous production. Flashdance opened to negative reviews by professional critics, but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest-grossing film of 1983 in the United States. It had a worldwide box-office gross of more than $100 million. Its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, including “Maniac” (performed by Michael Sembello), and the Academy Award–winning “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (performed by Irene Cara), which was written for the film. [Wikipedia]

Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer byCinema-UK-06-30-1983 night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling! [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the Paramount Movies YouTube Channel.

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