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Hairspray

"When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you."

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her best friend Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

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Released: Jul 13th, 2007
Budget: $50,000,000.00
Revenue: $90,450,008.00

Hairspray Main Cast

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John Travolta
John Travolta
plays Edna Turnblad
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
plays Velma Von Tussle
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
plays Wilbur Turnblad
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes
plays Penny Pingleton
James Marsden
James Marsden
plays Corny Collins
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Penny Pingleton's dress in the "You Can't Stop the Beat" song was made from the curtains in her room.
  • Most of the cast jokingly called "You Can't Stop the Beat" "you can't stop to breathe" because of its pace and fast-moving lyrics. Queen Latifah said she had no trouble singing a lot of words very quickly because of her background as a rapper.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): At the start of "Good Morning Baltimore," Tracy's alarm clock changes position three times.
  • The creative team modified several songs from the Original Broadway production, removed others, and added some new songs. "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now", a number performed in the stage musical by Tracy, Penny, and Amber opposite their respective mothers, was reluctantly cut from the script during pre-production - but was sung over the credits by all three "original" Tracys (Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky). While the crew liked the song, screenwriter Leslie Dixon felt the number did not adequately advance the plot, and would also be impossible to film without a three-way split screen, which neither she nor director Adam Shankman wanted to use. "It Takes Two", sung in the stage musical by Link to Tracy during her first day on "The Corny Collins Show", was moved to an earlier scene in the film; Link sings it just before Tracy learns that the TV station will be holding auditions for a new Council Member. However, only the song's coda remains in the final release. "Cooties", performed by Amber at the climactic "Miss Teenage Hairspray" pageant in the stage musical, is an instrumental during the pageant contestants' dance-off. "Mama" and "It Takes Two" are also instrumentals during scenes featuring broadcasts of "The Corny Collins Show". A reprise of "Big, Blond, and Beautiful", sung by Velma and Edna, was added to the film as part of a new subplot involving Velma Von Tussle's attempt to seduce Tracy's father Wilbur. "I Can Wait", a climactic ballad written for the film, was to have been performed by Tracy as she is hiding out in Penny's basement. The sequence was cut from the final release print. "The New Girl in Town" was written for the stage musical, dropped during the workshopping stage, resurrected, and used in this film to underscore Tracy's rise-to-fame montage, and to show "The Corny Collins Show" on Negro Day. While Negro Day is a pivotal element of all three versions of "Hairspray", it is never seen in Hairspray or the stage musical. "Ladies' Choice", performed by Link at a school dance, was added to replace "The Madison", a dance number carried over into the stage musical from Hairspray. "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)" was written for the film for use during the closing credits.
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