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Hairspray

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Original title
Hairspray
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Waters
Music
Kenny Vance
Cinematography
David Insley
Cast
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Producer
New Line Cinema
Genre
Musical. Comedy | 1960s. Independent Film (US). Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
'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.
Awards
1988: Independent Spirit Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Feature
1988: Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize
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