Hairspray

(1988)

Overview

Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

  1. John Waters

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono

    Franklin von Tussle

  2. Ruth Brown

    Ruth Brown

    Motormouth Maybelle

  3. Divine

    Divine

    Edna Turnblad

  4. Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry

    Velma Von Tussle

  5. Ricki Lake

    Ricki Lake

    Tracy Turnblad

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Hairspray
Hairspray

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 16, 1988
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $6,671,108.00

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