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Release Date: February 16, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «The world was in a mess... but their hair was perfect!!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Family, Music
Production Companies    :   New Line Cinema
Director    :   John Waters
Producers    :   Robert Shaye, Sara Risher, John Waters, Vincent Peranio, Mary Colquhoun, Rachel Talalay, Pat Moran, Pat Moran, Stanley F. Buchthal, Robert Maier, Rick Strodel
Writers    :   John Waters
RunTime    :   92 mins.
Budget    :   2000000
Revenue    :   6671108

'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.

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