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96 min.
United States United States
Joe Eszterhas, Tom Hedley (Story: Tom Hedley)
Giorgio Moroder
Donald Peterman
Distributed by Paramount Pictures. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Dancing. Music
Synopsis / Plot
Young woman Alex (Jennifer Beals) strives to achieve success as a classical dancer, but economic forces require her to work as a welder by day and an exotic dancer by night. Standing in her way is an abundance of profound social obstacles, not the least of which is her boss at the welding factory, Nick (Michael Nouri), who is also her boyfriend. Alex strives to be accepted into a prestigious ballet academy, and she is furious when she realizes that her boyfriend might be pulling strings for her behind the scenes. Along the road to self-discovery and independence, Alex also struggles to accept love, come to terms with her own stubbornness, and find the inner strength to turn her lofty dreams into reality.
1983: Oscar: Best Original Song
1983: Golden Globes: Best Original Soundtrack & Best Original Song. 5 Nominations
1983: BAFTA Awards: Best Editing. 4 Nominations
1983: Nominated for Razzie Awards: Worst Screenplay
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