Hairspray

United States, 1988

Film
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The frenzied, all-out dancing, all rockin’ rememberance of Baltimore 1962. A time infested with glamour crazed teens to whom TV was everything. Featuring an electric combination of talents that include Divine, Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry, set around Baltimore’s coolest pop show, “The Corny Collins Show”. Happy teen viewers thrill to watching their towns’ coolest teens rock to the country’s trendiest new dances. One such viewer is Tracy Turnblad, a tubby teenager who lives her dream by getting her big shot on the show. However, Tracy finds herself in bitter competition with the show’s reigning teen queen, bitchy Amber Von Tussle. They battle not only for the crown but also for the true love of teen hunk, Link.

Credits

production company

New Line Cinema

producer

Rachel Talalay

director
Duration

01:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304310

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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