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Hairspray (1988)

PG 02/16/1988 (US) ComedyFamilyMusic 1h 32m

The world was in a mess... but their hair was perfect!!


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. Ricki Lake

    Ricki Lake

    Tracy Turnblad

  2. Divine


    Edna Turnblad / Arvin Hodgepile

  3. Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono

    Franklin von Tussle

  4. Ruth Brown

    Motormouth Maybelle

  5. Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry

    Velma Von Tussle

  6. Jerry Stiller

    Jerry Stiller

    Wilbur Turnblad

  7. Vitamin C

    Amber von Tussle

  8. Michael St. Gerard

    Link Larkin

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $6,671,108.00


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