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Thumbnail for Hairspray (1988) Hairspray (1988)

Basics Critics:75Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, Music/MusicalSub-Category: romantic comedy, musical film, teen film, drama filmNarrative location: BaltimoreRuntime: 92 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: BaltimoreDirector: John WatersScreenwriter: John WatersMusic: Kenny VanceCinematography: David BonerStars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Vitamin C, Ric Ocasek, Pia Zadora, Michael St. Gerard, Shawn Thompson, Leslie Ann Powers, Mink StoleProducer: Robert Shaye, Rachel TalalayStudio: Stephen WoolleyAward details: (details at IMDb)

'Pleasantly plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

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