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Hairspray

"The world was in a mess... but their hair was perfect!!"

Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

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Released: Feb 16th, 1988
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Hairspray Main Cast

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Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono
plays Franklin von Tussle
Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
plays Motormouth Maybelle
Divine
Divine
plays Edna Turnblad / Arvin Hodgepile
Deborah Harry
Deborah Harry
plays Velma Von Tussle
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
plays Tracy Turnblad
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Remade on the Broadway stage in 2002 as a musical starring Harvey Fierstein (and later, Bruce Vilanch, Michael McKean and John Pinette) in the role of Edna Turnblad (played in the film by Divine) and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the role of Tracy Turnblad (played in the film by Ricki Lake) The musical opened at the Neil Simon Theater on August 15, 2002 and ran for 2641 performances.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Toussaint McCall performs his #5 Soul hit (USA) from 1967, "Nothing Takes the Place of You", after being introduced by Motormouth Mabel.
  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): As Penny's mom pays off the drunk, a camera shadow falls across her back.
  • The book Beatnik Chick (Pia Zadora) starts to read from it Alan Ginsberg's Howl.
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