The Long Lunch

What A Feeling For This Hit Movie

The movie Flashdance premiered on the 15th of April 1983.


Jennifer Beals starred as Alex, who is a welder at a steel mill with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer.

With the help of her boyfriend Nick, she scores an audition with a Dance Conversatory, which doesn't start well but she comes through and impresses the judges.

The film was not a favourite of the critics but was a box office smash generating over $200 million.

The soundtrack was an important part of the film's success and spawned the Number One hits Flashdance....What A Feeling by Irene Cara and Maniac by Michael Sembello.

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