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Hairspray (1988 movie)

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Directed byJohn Waters
Produced byJohn Waters
Robert Shaye
Rachel Talalay
Written byJohn Waters
StarringRicki Lake
Michael St. Gerard
Debbie Harry
Sonny Bono
Jerry Stiller
Shawn Thompson
Leslie Ann Powers
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Clayton Prince
Ruth Brown
Mink Stole
Music byKenny Vance
CinematographyDavid Insley
Edited byJanice Hampton
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • February 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million
Box office$8,271,108

Hairspray is a 1988 American musical teen comedy movie. It was produced by John Waters, Robert Shaye and Rachel Talalay and was directed by Waters. In 2002 a Broadway musical of the same name was made. In 2007, the Broadway musical was turned into a movie. Set in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, it is about teenager Tracy Turnblad who pursues stardom as a dancer on a local television show and rallies against racial segregation.



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