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Hairspray

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adam Shankman
Produced by Adam Shankman
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Bob Shaye
Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Toby Emmerich
Written by Thomas Meehan
Leslie Dixon
Mark O'Donnell
John Waters (Original)
Starring Nikki Blonsky
John Travolta
Michelle Pfeiffer
Christopher Walken
James Marsden
Zac Efron
Amanda Bynes
Queen Latifah
Brittany Snow
Elijah Kelley
Allison Janney
Taylor Parks
Music by Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Cinematography Bojan Bazelli
Editing by Michael Tronick
Studio New Line Cinema
Ingenious Media
Zadan/Meron Productions
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) July 20, 2007 (2007-07-20)
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million[1]
Gross revenue $202,548,575[2]
Followed by Hairspray 2
.Hairspray is a 2007 American musical film produced by Zadan/Meron Productions and distributed by New Line Cinema.^ Then I'm at the cinema i see a trailer for this new film hairspray.
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^ The original "Hairspray" was a movie with music ; the new production is a movie musical .
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^ New Line Cinema films Views .
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.It was released in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2007. The film is an adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, and loosely based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name.^ July 20, 2007 MPAA Rating : .
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^ The new film version of Hairspray -- set in the racially segregated Baltimore of the 1960s -- is based on the Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters's original 1988 film.
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^ Set in 1960's Baltimore, the show is based on John Waters' 1988 movie of the same name.
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.Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the "pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy Turnblad as she simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.^ In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.
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^ It's 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.
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^ The story about a pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration aft...
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.Adapted from both Waters's 1988 script and Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell's book for the stage musical by screenwriter Leslie Dixon, the 2007 film version of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman.^ John Waters scripts for returning director Adam Shankman.
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^ Tags adam shankman , hairspray , john waters , queen latifah .
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^ Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman , lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray.
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.Hairspray features songs from the Broadway musical written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, as well as four new Shaiman/Wittman compositions not present in the original Broadway version.^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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^ The songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are clever, catchy and often hilarious.
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^ Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have contributed new songs to their Tony Award-winning score for their movie version.
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Opening to positive reviews, Hairspray met with financial success, breaking the record for biggest sales at opening weekend for a movie musical,[3] which the film held until July 2008 when it was surpassed by Mamma Mia![4] and later High School Musical 3: Senior Year in October.[5] .Hairspray went on to become the fourth highest grossing musical film in US cinema history, behind the film adaptations of Grease, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!.^ Hairspray is an excellent film with equally excellent music.
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^ Originally a 1988 cult film by King of Camp, John Waters, "Hairspray" was later made into a Broadway musical and more recently remade as a feature film/musical.
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^ Hairspray (the original John Water's movie) was a fantastic film with some real depth and social issues...the musical version tried to capture that, but faultered...and now this.
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[4] Available in a variety of formats, Hairspray's Region 1 home video release took place on November 20, 2007.[6] USA Network has purchased the broadcast rights to Hairspray and is scheduled to debut the film on cable television in February 2010.[7]
.Adam Shankman and John Waters are currently working on a sequel to the film.^ John Waters scripts for returning director Adam Shankman.
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^ Tags adam shankman , hairspray , john waters , queen latifah .
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^ Director Adam Shankman and writer John Waters will ...
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Contents

Plot

.May 3, 1962. Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), a cheerful, rotund high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland steps out of her apartment ("Good Morning Baltimore") and endures a day’s worth of school before she and her best friend Penny Pingleton (Amanda Bynes) can watch their favorite TV show, The Corny Collins Show, a teen dance show broadcast from Baltimore’s station WYZT ("The Nicest Kids in Town").^ Her single-minded focus is the daily dance show hosted by Corny Collins (James Marsden) and featuring The Nicest Kids in Town.
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^ It's the early 1960's in Baltimore and chubby girl Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) dreams of dancing on the local Corny Collins TV show.
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^ Tracy Turnblad : Negro Day’s the best!
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.The teenagers featured on the show attend Tracy and Penny's school, among them the arrogant and wealthy Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow) and her boyfriend Link Larkin (Zac Efron), the lead male dancer on the show.^ Amber von Tussle .
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^ Link Larkin: Amber, stop it.
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^ She likes one of the male dancers, Link Larkin.
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.Amber’s mother, Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer) manages WYZT and goes out of her way to make sure Amber is featured and that The Corny Collins Show remains a racially segregated program.^ We are not in contact with Michelle Pfeiffer, her manager of her family.
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^ Other DVDs featuring Michelle Pfeiffer .
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^ Corny Collins : Gee, Velma, how do you fire Corny Collins from The Corny Collins Show ?
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.Corny Collins (James Marsden) and his Council Members are white; black kids are only allowed on the show on "Negro Day", held the last Tuesday of each month and hosted by R&B disc jockey Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah), who owns a record shop.^ Her single-minded focus is the daily dance show hosted by Corny Collins (James Marsden) and featuring The Nicest Kids in Town.
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^ If I watch it, will be only because Queen Latifah is in it.
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^ Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle (played by Queen Latifah) .
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.Tracy's reclusive mother Edna (John Travolta) and Penny's strict mother Prudy (Allison Janney) disapprove of their daughters' fascination with the program; Tracy's father, Wilbur (Christopher Walken), a joke-shop proprietor, is more lenient.^ And Christopher Walken excels as Edna's adoring husband, Wilbur.
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^ What about a grotesquely tubby John Travolta waltzing with Christopher Walken?

^ Tubby Tracy Turnblad (newcomer Nikki Blonsky) lives with her joke shop owning father (Christopher Walken) and laundress mother (John Travolta).
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.One day, Corny Collins announces that a Council Member is going on a leave of absence, and that auditions for a replacement will be held the next morning during school hours ("It Takes Two").^ Brenda will be taking a leave of absence from the show.
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^ Set in Baltimore during the 1960s dance TV craze, a zaftig high school hair-hopper, Tracy Turnblad, graduates from outsider to celebrity trendsetter and along the way she stars on "The Corny Collins S ...
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^ Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, just one of several alliteratively named characters coming of age in 1962 Baltimore, where "The Corny Collins Show" is the most popular American Bandstand-type program, watched by hundreds of young dreamers each day after school.
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.When Tracy attends, Velma rejects her at the audition for being overweight and supportive of integration ("(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs").^ No desserts for Miss Baltimore Crabs.
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^ Meet Miss Baltimore Crabs [1:09] 5.
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^ Meet Miss Baltimore Crabs [4:02] .
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.Tracy is sent to detention by Miss Wimsey (Jayne Eastwood) for skipping school, where she learns that the “Negro Day” kids practice their dances in the detention hall.^ Tracy Turnblad : Negro Day’s the best!
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^ Tracy only learns about her school's African-American population, including star-in-waiting Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) when she is sent to detention.
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^ While in detention at school, Tracy learns a few moves from Maybelles son, Seaweed (the outstanding Elijah Kelley,) and catches Cornys eye, becoming the new sensation on the show.
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.Tracy befriends the students' best dancer, Motormouth Maybelle's son Seaweed (Elijah Kelley), who teaches Tracy several dance moves.^ Elijah Kelley/ Seaweed spot .
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^ Seaweed] Motormouth Maybelle: Who`ve we got here?
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^ And will Tracy be able to help her friends Seaweed and Motormouth Maybelle dance on the still-segregated show?

.As Tracy leaves detention, she accidentally bumps into Link and dreams of a life with him when he (Zac Efron)winks at her("I can Hear the Bells").^ Link (Zac Efron) is very handsome.
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^ Zac Efron (Link Larkin) commuted back and forth from Toronto to Los Angeles to do the soundtrack for High School Musical 2 .
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^ In the Hairspray sequel, Tracy ( Nikki Blonsky ) and company will deal with the next wave of '60s music and '60s politics, and Link ( Zac Efron ) will “channel his inner Austin Powers.” .
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.At a record hop, Tracy’s moves attract the attention of Corny Collins ("Ladies' Choice") and he appoints her to the Council ("The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise)").^ Her single-minded focus is the daily dance show hosted by Corny Collins (James Marsden) and featuring The Nicest Kids in Town.
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^ Or, now we see where Tracy is sent to detention and meets the African-American kids and learns some of their moves.
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^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky, right) dreams of her crush, Link Larkin (Zac Efron, left), in driver's education class at school during "I Can Hear the Bells".
.Tracy becomes one of Corny's most popular Council Members.^ Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, just one of several alliteratively named characters coming of age in 1962 Baltimore, where "The Corny Collins Show" is the most popular American Bandstand-type program, watched by hundreds of young dreamers each day after school.
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^ Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular dance show.
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^ Soon she finds herself a member of the Corny Collins Council of regular dancers, dating the cutest boy on the show and favored to win Miss Auto Show 1963.

.This threatens Amber's chances of winning the show's yearly "Miss Teenage Hairspray" pageant ("The New Girl in Town") and her relationship with Link, as he grows fonder of Tracy.^ She's just worried that I'm going to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray contest!

^ Hairspray is based on the film written and directed by John Waters, which starred actress-turned-chatshow-host Ricki Lake as teenager Tracy.

^ In Hairspray , he plays Link Larkin, the charismatic singer who woos two of the most popular dancers in town, Tracy Turnblad and Amber Von Tussle.

Mr. Pinky (Jerry Stiller), a slightly off-centered salesman, suggests that Tracy be the spokesgirl for his Hefty Hideaway boutique. .Tracy convinces Edna to accompany her to the Hefty Hideaway and act as her agent, and in the process ends her mother's agoraphobia ("Welcome to the 60’s").^ Tracy develops such a faithful following that she convinces her oversized mom, Edna ( John Travolta in layers of drag), to leave the house for the first time and be her manager.

^ But Tracy's mother, the housebound and self-conscious Edna (John Travolta, in a dress and a fat suit), discourages her from auditioning.
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^ Tracy wants her mother, Edna Turnblad, to help her become famous.
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Seaweed Stubbs (Elijah Kelley, left) introduces his sister Little Inez (Taylor Parks, center) during "Run and Tell That".
.At school Tracy introduces Seaweed to Penny, where the two are instantly attracted to one another.^ Tracy only learns about her school's African-American population, including star-in-waiting Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) when she is sent to detention.
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^ God, there needs to be Seaweed,Penny, Link and Tracy though.
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^ This seems to be amazing, and I am going to watch it, I was thinking how great that movie is and how i want tracy and link's story to keep going as well as seaweed's, penny's, all of them.
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.One afternoon, Amber arranges for Tracy to be sent to detention.^ Tracy only learns about her school's African-American population, including star-in-waiting Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) when she is sent to detention.
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^ Or, now we see where Tracy is sent to detention and meets the African-American kids and learns some of their moves.
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^ At school, Tracy gets sent to detention, where she impresses the black kids (there are no other white kids there) with her moves.
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Link follows by saying "kiss my ass" to Mr. Flak (George King). .Seaweed invites the girls and Link to follow him and his sister Little Inez (Taylor Parks) to a platter party at Motormouth Maybelle's record shop ("Run and Tell That").^ Imagine Penny Pingleton's mother scandalized by the Summer of Love, Motormouth Mabel stylizing little Inez into a Supreme-like lead singer and - heck - Seaweed's as an opening act with a Hendrix-like guitar king persona.
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^ At the center is Tracy and Penny's new black friend Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah), a record-store owner whose business is often the site of ad-hoc dance parties for local black teens.
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^ Motormouth Maybelle, who owns a record store, organizes and leads that show.
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.When Edna finds Tracy at the shop she tries to take her home, until Maybelle convinces her to stay and makes Edna more proud of her image ("Big, Blonde and Beautiful").^ Big, Blonde and Beautiful 12.
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^ Big, Blonde and Beautiful 2:35 .
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Maybelle informs everyone that Velma has canceled "Negro Day". Tracy suggests that Maybelle and the others stage a protest march (a parody of the march in Alabama led by Martin Luther King, Jr.), which they plan for the next afternoon, a day before the "Miss Teenage Hairspray" pageant. .Realizing that he has a chance at stardom by singing at the pageant, Link does not attend the demonstration, disappointing Tracy.^ When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron).
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^ This Is Tracy Singing About Link Larkin.
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.After the party, Edna goes to Wilbur's shop to flirt with him.^ Wilbur Turnblad : (to a sobbing Edna, who thinks that he has been cheating on her) Honey, it took me five years to figure out you were flirting!
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^ Wilbur Turnblad: [to a sobbing Edna, who thinks he`s been cheating on her] Honey, took me five years to figure out you were flirting!
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.Velma gets there first and unsuccessfully tries to seduce Wilbur ("Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise)").^ Big, Blonde and Beautiful 12.
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^ Big, blonde and beautiful!
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Edna arrives and accuses Wilbur of infidelity. .Edna, out of hatred for Velma, forbids Tracy from being on the show.^ Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular dance show.
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^ When Tracy shows up at an open call, Velma can barely contain her rage, and sets out to rid the show of Tracy and the talented black dancers who make up the show's popular "Negro Day."
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^ Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular dance show.
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.Wilbur and Edna reconcile ("(You’re) Timeless to Me").^ One day, you’re going to own "Edna’s Occidental Laundry".
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^ (You're) Timeless To Me ("Hairspray") .
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^ It's the backyard " (You're) Timeless to Me " number, in which Travolta's Edna, as balletic as the hippo in "Fantasia ," trips the light fantastic with her husband.
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.The next morning, Tracy sneaks out of the house to join the protest ("I Know Where I’ve Been"), which comes to a halt at a police roadblock set up by Velma.^ No one knows when it will be coming out.
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^ But common sense won out, and he ended up casting a real teen as Tracy, rather than the 42-year-old, cross-dressing Divine.
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^ When Tracy shows up at an open call, Velma can barely contain her rage, and sets out to rid the show of Tracy and the talented black dancers who make up the show's popular "Negro Day."
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.The protesters are arrested, but Tracy runs to the Pingletons, where Penny hides her in a fallout shelter.^ Penny Pingleton: Tracy, I`m already in jail.
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^ Several deleted scenes included: Edna being arrested at the protest, Tracy singing "I Can Wait" in the bomb shelter of Penny's basement, and Velma being arrested near the end of "You Can't Stop the Beat".
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^ She's wasted as the bigoted mother of Tracy's girlfriend, Penny Pingleton .
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.Prudy catches Tracy and calls the police before tying Penny to her bed.^ Edna Turnblad: [catching Tracy at Motormouth Maybelle`s Record Shop] No call?
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^ Prudy Pingleton: [tying Penny to her bed with a jump rope, as Penny stoically says nothing] Prudy Pingleton: Penny Lou Pingleton, you are absolutely, positively, permanently punished.
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^ I found the depiction of Penny’s mother, Prudy Pingleton (Allison Janney) as a religious fanatic, with a rosary as a bookmark in a dirty joke book and tying Penny to her bed forced to listen to “Church” music as punishment, very disturbing.
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.Seaweed and his friends, having been bailed out by Wilbur, help Tracy and Penny escape.^ When the dance moves Tracy learns from black classmate Seaweed J. Stubbs ( Joshua Breckenridge ) in detention make her Baltimore’s hottest sensation, she sets out to integrate her favorite television show with the help of best friend Penny Pingleton ( Heidi Kettenring ) and Seaweed’s brassy mother Motormouth Maybelle ( E. Faye Butler ).
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^ Tracy doesn’t even tell her parents that she’s auditioning for the show, they find out when Penny sits them down to watch Tracy’s first day on the show.
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^ God, there needs to be Seaweed,Penny, Link and Tracy though.
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.Meanwhile, Link visits Tracy’s house to look for her and realizes that he loves her.^ The real beneficiary of that repurposing seems to have been Zac Efron, who gets a whole new song, "Ladies' Choice," in his role as Link, Tracy's romantic ideal.
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^ For are final Hairspray look we are going to recreate the style of Tracy’s love interest Link Larkin (played by the teeny-bopper staple Zac Efron).
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^ I really loved Tracy’s upbeat, positive personality.
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.Seaweed and Penny also acknowledge their love during the escape from her house ("Without Love").^ Motormouth Maybelle : (to Seaweed and Penny) Oh, so this is love?
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^ I also like it when Motormouth realises Penny and Seaweed are in love.

^ Penny is Tracy's best friend in the world, a shy but bubbly girl who opens up when she meets Seaweed and falls in love.
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With the pageant underway ("(It’s) Hairspray"), Velma places police officers around WYZT to stop Tracy. She also changes the pageant tallies so Amber is guaranteed to win. .Penny arrives at the pageant with Edna "incognito", while Wilbur, Seaweed, and the Negro Day kids help Tracy infiltrate the studio in time to participate in the Miss Teenage Hairspray dance contest.^ The “Miss Teenage Hairspray” contest includes a dance competition.
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^ Miss Teenage Hairspray Dance Off [2:25] 19.
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^ Tracy Turnblad : Negro Day’s the best!
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.Link breaks away from Amber to dance with Tracy; later, he pulls Little Inez, who has just arrived at WYZT with Maybelle, to the stage to dance in the pageant.^ In Hairspray , he plays Link Larkin, the charismatic singer who woos two of the most popular dancers in town, Tracy Turnblad and Amber Von Tussle.

^ Is Lady Gaga just a little boy who was left alone too long with his mommy's wardrobe and old cassette tapes?
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^ After wowing Corny Collins at her high school dance, Tracy wins a spot on his show and becomes an instant on-air sensation, much to the chagrin of the show's reigning princess, Amber Von Tussle, and her scheming mother, Velma, who runs television station WYZT. Even worse for Amber is the fact that it's not just the audience who loves the new girl in town; Amber's sweetheart, Link Larkin, seems to be smitten with Tracy's charms as well.
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.Little Inez receives the most votes and wins the pageant, officially integrating The Corny Collins Show.^ It begins with remembrances of "The Buddy Deane Show," the real-life, Baltimore-based TV show that inspired Waters' creation of Corny Collins.
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^ It's the early 1960's in Baltimore and chubby girl Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) dreams of dancing on the local Corny Collins TV show.
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^ Most recently, Clarke Thorell and Matthew Morrison exited the show (as Corny and Link, respectively) Jan.
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Velma loudly declares her frustration, informing her daughter of the tally-switching scheme. Unknown to Velma, Edna and Wilbur have turned a camera on her, and Velma's outburst is broadcast on the air, causing her to be fired from the program. .Meanwhile, The Corny Collins Show set explodes into a celebration as Tracy and Link cement their love with a kiss ("You Can’t Stop the Beat").^ Cause you can`t stop the beat.
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^ You can't stop the beat!
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^ You can`t stop the beat.
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Cast

Main characters

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  • Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, the film's protagonist.^ Nikki Blonsky`s film debut.
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    ^ How did Nikki Blonsky do as Tracy Turnblad?

    ^ Nikki Blonsky's film début.
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    .An optimistic, overweight teenage girl who loves to dance, Tracy's racial color-blindness unwittingly leads her to becoming an active supporter for the integration of The Corny Collins Show.^ He wants Tracy to be his girl and wear his Corny Collins Council ring.

    ^ Set in the 60's and during a time where racial integration was merely an ideal held by outcasts and social misfits, Tracey Turnblatt is an overweight girl who wants to dance on a local dance tv show.
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    ^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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    .Hairspray is newcomer Nikki Blonsky's first time as a professional actress.^ On an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show Nikki Blonsky revealed that the first thing that John Travolta told her on the set was "Come to Momma!"
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    ^ December 08, 2009: Nikki Blonsky Talks Hairspray 2 The "Hairspray" sequel is slated for next year, and if you take Nikki Blonsky's word at face value, it'll be just as much fun as the first installment.
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    ^ Perez Hilton ) Hair-Raising Nikki Blonsky has been dishing some details on the sequel to "Hairspray," and it's sure to have musical theater fans in a tizzy.
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  • John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Tracy's mother and agent, an agoraphobe ashamed of her obesity.^ John Travolta definitely steals the show as Edna Turnblad.
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    ^ But what grated on me was Tracy’s mother, Edna Turnblad, played by John Travolta in drag.
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    ^ John Travolta portrays Tracy’s mother and is engaging.
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    .John Travolta's casting as Edna continues the tradition of having a man in drag portray the character, going back to the original 1988 film, which featured drag queen Divine as Edna and at Hairspray's Broadway version, which featured Harvey Fierstein as Edna.^ Hairspray is based on an original 1988 John Walters film which starred Divine and Ricki Lake.
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    ^ This Broadway show is based on the movie Hairspray (1988) by John Waters.
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    ^ John Travolta trades genders for 'Hairspray' .
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    [10] .Executives at New Line Cinema originally expected the part to be filled by an actor accustomed to playing comic roles, tossing around names such as Robin Williams, Steve Martin, and Tom Hanks.^ Video cortesy of New Line Cinema .
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    ^ New Line Cinema films Views .
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    ^ I don't want to see what actor wants to prance around as Frankie making the character a joke like they did to Divine's role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.
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    [10] However, Travolta was aggressively sought after by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for this role because he had starred in Grease, the second most successful movie musical to date, beaten only by Mamma Mia!.[11]
  • .
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Velma Von Tussle, the film's antagonist.^ Velma Von Tussle: [disgusted] Oh!
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    ^ Velma Von Tussle : Corny, do something.
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    ^ Velma von Tussle .
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    .As manager of station WYZT, the racist, former beauty queen, Velma is primarily interested in keeping her daughter Amber in the spotlight and The Corny Collins Show segregated.^ After impressing Corny, the show’s host, Tracy earns a coveted spot on the program, but when she becomes a popular addition to the cast she earns the wrath of the prettiest girl in school, Amber (Brittany Snow)—a girl whose mother Velma Von Tussle ( Michelle Pfeiffer , after a five year screen absence), just happens to operate the local television station, WYZT, that hosts the Corny Collins Show.
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    ^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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    ^ Tracy winds up on the show anyway, though, and Link is smitten with her -- much to the dismay of his ambitious blond girlfriend and fellow dancer Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow), whose former-beauty-queen mother Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the TV station's manager.
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    .Hairspray is the first film featuring Michelle Pfeiffer to be released in five years (Stardust, also featuring Pfeiffer, was filmed before Hairspray, but released three weeks afterwards).^ Other DVDs featuring Michelle Pfeiffer .
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    ^ Hairspray the musical also inspired the remake of the 1988 film; the recreated version of Hairspray was released in 2007 and stars a celebrity cast which includes John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah, and Zac Efron (of High School Musical fame).
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    ^ The studio does hope to reunit the cast for a 2010 release and Hairpsray 2 will pick up with the Turnblad family after the resolution of the first film, which was set in 1962.
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    [12] .The peculiarity of Pfeiffer and Travolta appearing onscreen together (Travolta starred in Grease, Pfeiffer in Grease 2) was not lost on the production staff[12]; interestingly enough Travolta actually requested that Pfeiffer play the part of the villainess.^ The irony of casting John Travolta (Danny Zuko from Grease ) as Edna Turnblad and Michelle Pfeiffer (Stephanie Zinone from Grease 2 ) as Velma Von Tussle was not lost on anyone.
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    ^ Doubtfire” and “White Chicks,” with other cross dressing men, but the fact in those films was they were PLAYING THE PART as women, Travolta was being the woman.
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    ^ It may be inevitable that a big-budget movie requires name stars and that those name stars require changes to beef up the parts they play and make them more sympathetic.
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    .Also notable is the appearance together of Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken for the first time since Batman Returns.^ In 2007 it was adapted to create the wildly successful movie starring Hollywood legends John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken.
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    ^ This film reunites Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken; they had previously appeared together as villains in Batman Returns (1992).
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    ^ It is indeed a surreal pleasure to see Christopher Walken and John Travolta work together in a charming, old-fashioned song-and-dance number.
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  • Christopher Walken as Wilbur Turnblad, Tracy's father, the easygoing proprietor of the "Hardy-Har Hut" joke shop below the Turnblad family's loft apartment.^ The only characters that really retained the little bit of larger-than-life drag-queeniness that usually inhabits most of John Waters’ characters were Allison Janney ’s Prudie Pingleton and Christopher Walken’s Wilbur Turnblad .
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    ^ John Travolta plays Tracy's supportive mom in a heavily publicized performance wearing a fat suit and wig; Christopher Walken plays Tracy's Dad.
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    ^ While father Wilbur (Christopher Walken, being Christopher Walken) hawks Tracy paraphernalia in his novelty-joke shop, the biggest change comes for Tracy's plus-sized mother, Edna (John Travolta in a fat suit and several layers of makeup).
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    .John Travolta had asked that Walken be considered for the part[10], and he eventually beat out Billy Crystal[13] and Jim Broadbent[14] for the role of Wilbur.
  • Amanda Bynes as Penny Pingleton, Tracy's best friend, a sheltered girl who falls in love with Seaweed, despite the efforts of her racist and stern mother, Prudy.^ She's wasted as the bigoted mother of Tracy's girlfriend, Penny Pingleton .
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    ^ Amanda Bynes is the adorable best friend who seems to be a perpetual sta...
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    ^ Amanda Bynes (Penny Pingleton) constantly sucked on lollipops.
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    .A young actress famous for appearances on Nickelodeon TV shows and in feature films, Bynes was one of the few movie stars cast among the teen roles.^ And finally, while the cast is fine for their roles, two of the main characters were white in this film, but were African-American on stage.
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    ^ The song, however, was recorded featuring Nikki Blonsky, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and Marissa Jaret Winokur from the Broadway show.
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    ^ Even current "It" stars like Zac Efron (as Tracy's unlikely love interest, Link Larson), Brittany Snow and Amanda Bynes shine, bringing an impressive gravity to their reputations as one-dimensional teen idols.
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  • James Marsden as Corny Collins.^ Corny is played by James Marsden, who is very cute.
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    ^ One person who is often overlooked in the reviews is James Marsden as Corny Collins: he gave a dynamite performance and once more added to his luster as a dependable and extremely talented actor.
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    ^ She’s matched by James Marsden, who finally gets a chance to crawl out of Cyclops’ shades and deliver a knock ‘em dead turn as the eternally preening Corny Collins.
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    .As host of The Corny Collins Show, Corny's politically progressive attitudes lead him to fight his show's imposed segregation.^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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    ^ Tracy's progressive ideas and skyrocketing popularity earn her the wrath of "The Corny Collins Show"'s reigning princess Amber (Brittany Snow) and Amber's evil mother (a wickedly funny Michelle Pfeiffer).
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    ^ It begins with remembrances of "The Buddy Deane Show," the real-life, Baltimore-based TV show that inspired Waters' creation of Corny Collins.
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    .Corny Collins is based upon Baltimore TV personality Buddy Deane, who hosted an eponymous local teen dance show in the late 1950s and early 1960s.^ It begins with remembrances of "The Buddy Deane Show," the real-life, Baltimore-based TV show that inspired Waters' creation of Corny Collins.
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    ^ It's the early 1960's in Baltimore and chubby girl Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) dreams of dancing on the local Corny Collins TV show.
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    ^ In the 1960's local Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad sets out to secure a spot on the local teen dance program The Corny Collins Show .
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    [16] James Marsden beat out both Joey McIntyre and X-Men costar Hugh Jackman for the part.[17]
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  • Queen Latifah as "Motormouth" Maybelle, a Baltimore Rhythm and Blues radio disc jockey who hosts "Negro Day" on The Corny Collins Show.^ Queen Latifah is Motormouth Maybelle at the local record store.
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    ^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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    ^ When Tracy finally lands a spot on the show -- much to the chagrin of skeletal station manager/racist ice queen Velma Von Tussle ( Michelle Pfeiffer ) -- the first thing she tells Corny is that she wishes "every day could be Negro Day."

    .Maybelle also runs a record shop on North Avenue.^ Edna Turnblad: [catching Tracy at Motormouth Maybelle`s Record Shop] No call?
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    .Queen Latifah appeared in the successful Zadan/Meron movie musical Chicago, and worked under Adam Shankman's direction in Bringing Down the House.^ The film was directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman.
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    ^ Bringing Down the House (2003) .
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    ^ By: Radiokidz LifeLog Hairspray (2007) PG 117min 2007-12-01 09:12:00 A number of stars are cast in this musical comedy: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Jerry Stiller… Directed by Adam Shankman.
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    [18] She beat out soul legend Aretha Franklin for the role of Maybelle.[13]
  • .
  • Brittany Snow as Amber Von Tussle, Velma's bratty daughter and the lead female dancer on The Corny Collins Show.^ Amber von Tussle .
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    ^ Velma Von Tussle: [disgusted] Oh!
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    ^ Corny Collins : Gee, Velma, how do you fire Corny Collins from The Corny Collins Show ?
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    .Amber becomes Tracy's enemy when Tracy threatens both Amber's chance to win the "Miss Teenage Hairspray" crown and Amber's relationship with her boyfriend, Link.^ She`s just worried that I`m going to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray contest!
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    ^ But can the trendsetting Tracy win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in, despite the program's scheming stage manager?
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    ^ Her passion is for dance and music, hoping to one day win the crown of Miss Teenage Hairspray, meaning she practices hard every night with her friend Penny, making sure she is up to date on the latest dance moves.
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    Brittany Snow had previously worked with Shankman in The Pacifier.[17] Hayden Panettiere was also considered for the part of Amber, but was decided against in part because of her upcoming work with the NBC television series Heroes.[17]
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  • Zac Efron as Link Larkin, Amber's boyfriend and the lead male dancer on The Corny Collins Show.^ Link (Zac Efron) is very handsome.
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    ^ Corny Collins : Always the charmer, Amber.
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    ^ Tracy's progressive ideas and skyrocketing popularity earn her the wrath of "The Corny Collins Show"'s reigning princess Amber (Brittany Snow) and Amber's evil mother (a wickedly funny Michelle Pfeiffer).
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    .Link is a singer who gradually becomes more attracted to Tracy.^ The real beneficiary of that repurposing seems to have been Zac Efron, who gets a whole new song, "Ladies' Choice," in his role as Link, Tracy's romantic ideal.
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    ^ Will high school hotshot Link and Tracy become an item?

    ^ Tracy's greatest wish is to be a dancer on the show, and to get the attention of lead hoofer Link Larkin (Zac Efron), who goes to her school but never pays attention to her.
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    .The character is based in part upon rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley.^ He is also producing, through Offspring, All Of Me, starring Queen Latifah and based upon the 1984 film starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.
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    ^ My rating (out of 5 stars) - * * * * * Entertainment value - * * * * * Favourite character - Well I would have to say Tracy because I want that part lol!!!

    [17] Zac Efron, a popular teen actor from the Disney Channel TV film High School Musical, was initially thought by Adam Shankman to be "too Disney."[17] Shankman's sister, executive producer Jennifer Gibgot, convinced her brother to cast Efron, believing that the teen star would draw a substantial teen crowd.[17]
  • .
  • Elijah Kelley as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Maybelle's son, an expert dancer who teaches Tracy some dance moves and falls in love with her friend, Penny.^ Seaweed and Penny kiss and dance together, as do Amber and Link and Tracy and Link.

    ^ Tracy only learns about her school's African-American population, including star-in-waiting Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) when she is sent to detention.
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    ^ Some of the best songs and moves belong to the "Negro Day" dancers, like smooth-talking Seaweed (Elijah Kelly, who deserves an Efron-esque following of his own after this stand-out performance).

    .Kelley, a relative newcomer to film, overcame other open call auditioners and several popular Rhythm and Blues stars for the part of Seaweed.^ Tracy only learns about her school's African-American population, including star-in-waiting Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) when she is sent to detention.
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    ^ Doubtfire” and “White Chicks,” with other cross dressing men, but the fact in those films was they were PLAYING THE PART as women, Travolta was being the woman.
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    ^ This film stars John Travola and Zac Efron and also features some other 'big names'.
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    [15]
  • Allison Janney as Prudy Pingleton, Penny's mother, a zealous Catholic whose strict parenting keeps Penny from experiencing social life, She ties up Penny when she lets Tracy inside their house.

Minor roles

  • Paul Dooley as Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer, the owner of the "Ultra Clutch" company and the main sponsor of The Corny Collins Show. Although Mr. Spritzer also prefers to keep The Corny Collins Show segregated, he will follow public opinion if it increases sales.
  • Jayne Eastwood as Miss Wimsey, Tracy’s geography teacher; gives Tracy the detention note that first led her to Seaweed.
  • Jerry Stiller as Mr. Pinky, who owns a dress shop called Mr. Pinky's Hefty Hideaway. He hires Tracy as his spokesgirl. .Stiller played Wilbur Turnblad in the 1988 John Waters film.
  • Taylor Parks as Little Inez Stubbs, Maybelle's pre-teenage daughter, Inez is a skilled dancer.She is also Seaweed's sister.^ Mink Stole, Tammy in the 1988 film, was one of the women flashed by John Waters.
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    ^ It took four hours of makeup daily to put John Travolta into the thirty-pound body suit to play Edna Turnblad.
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    ^ Hairspray began life in 1988 as the first John Waters film to earn a PG rating, despite such subversive elements as the casting of cross-dressing Waters favorite Divine as Edna, the mother of the main character, tubby teenager Tracy Turnblad.
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    .Inez is based in part upon Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend a formerly all-white school in the state of Louisiana.^ He is also producing, through Offspring, All Of Me, starring Queen Latifah and based upon the 1984 film starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.
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    [16]
  • George King as Mr. Flak, Amber, Link, and Tracy's history teacher. He gives Tracy detention when Amber frames Tracy of drawing a picture of him with breasts. He gives Link detention as well for saying, “Kiss my ass” in Tracy's defense.

Council members

  • Curtis Holbrook as Brad
  • Hayley Podschun as Tammy
  • Phillip Spaeth as Fender
  • Cassie Silva as Brenda
  • Nick Baga as Sketch
  • Sarah Jayne Jensen as Shelley
  • Jesse Weafer as I.Q.
  • Kelly Fletcher as Lou Ann
  • J.P. Ferreri as Joey
  • Spencer Liff as Mikey
  • Laura Edwards as Vicky
  • Tabitha Lupien as Becky
  • Corey Gorewicz as Bix
  • Joshua Feldman as Jesse
  • Becca Sweitzer as Darla
  • Everett Smith as Paulie
  • Tiffany Engen as Noreen
  • Brooke Engen as Doreen

The Dynamites

Cameos

In addition to the principal actors, the film contained several cameo appearances by individuals involved in the history of Hairspray:
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  • Ricki Lake as William Morris Talent Agent #1,[19] (Audio) performs "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" (Tracy Turnblad in the original film)She was featured in the audience, amongst the "agents", as Tracy and Link danced.
  • Adam Shankman as William Morris Talent Agent #2 (choreographer and director of the film) (Audio) sings "Tied Up in the Knots of Sin" with Marc Shaiman which is heard when Prudy turns the record player on while she ties up Penny.^ Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.
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    ^ Cameo: [Ricki Lake (Tracy Turnblad in the first Hairspray (1988), director Adam Shankman, and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman] [William Morris talent agents in the finale - note Shaiman`s very out of character and period beard.
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    ^ The film was directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman.
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    [19]
  • .
  • Marc Shaiman as William Morris Talent Agent #3 (co-lyricist and music writer of the film) (Audio) sings "Tied Up in the Knots of Sin" with Adam Shankman which is heard when Prudy turns the record player on while she ties up Penny.^ Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.
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    ^ The film was directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman.
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    ^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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    [19]
  • .
  • Scott Wittman as William Morris Talent Agent #4 (co-lyricist and music writer of the film)[19]
  • John Waters as the "flasher who lives next door" (writer and director of the original film)
  • Mink Stole as the smoking woman on the street whom Waters flashes (Tammy in the original film).^ Mink Stole, Tammy in the 1988 film, was one of the women flashed by John Waters.
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    ^ John Waters, director and writer of the original Hairspray and executive producer of the 2007 remake, was "the flasher who lives next door".
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    ^ Director Adam Shankman and writer John Waters will also be returning to work on the new film.
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    She is also seen in the musical number, "Welcome to the 60's".
  • Jamal Sims as one of the Detention Kids (Associate choreographer)
  • Anne Fletcher as the school nurse (Associate choreographer)
  • Zach Woodlee as Smoking teacher (Associate choreographer)

Singing cameos

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  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (Audio) performs "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" (Original Broadway Cast's Tracy)
  • Harvey Fierstein (Audio) as brief singing cameo in the end credits "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" (Original Broadway Cast's Edna)
  • Corey Reynolds (Audio) as singer of "Trouble on the Line" (Original Broadway Cast's Seaweed).^ Marissa Jaret Winokur .
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    ^ This live recording from 2002 features Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
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    ^ Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion ?
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    The song is heard shortly after "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" until Maybelle announces the cancellation of Negro Day.
  • Arthur Adams (Audio) performs "Boink-Boink" which is heard during "Big, Blonde and Beautiful".
  • Chester Gregory (Audio) performs "Breakout", which is heard during Tracy's introduction to Seaweed in detention.
  • Aimee Allen (Audio) performs "Cooties" (American popstar)

Production

Early development

.Following the success of the Broadway musical Hairspray, which won eight Tony Awards in 2003, New Line Cinema, who owned the rights to the 1988 John Waters film upon which the stage musical is based, became interested in adapting the stage show as a musical film.^ The Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray comes to Vegas.
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^ Based on the John Waters film, Hairspray is the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, and the 2003 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical!
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^ This Broadway show is based on the movie Hairspray (1988) by John Waters.
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.Development work began in late 2004, while a similar film-to-Broadway-to-film project, Mel Brooks' The Producers, was in production.^ Do you have any film projects in the works?

^ Additionally, Shankman is producing an Untitled Project in the works also through Offspring, with Hairspray star Zac Efron set to star.
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^ What it actually is, is based on a Broadway musical based on the original film, making this a distant relative rather than a sister product.
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[20]
.Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago, were hired as the producers for Hairspray,[21] and began discussing possibly casting John Travolta and Billy Crystal (or Jim Broadbent) as Edna and Wilbur Turnblad, respectively.^ The Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray comes to Vegas.
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^ John Travolta trades genders for 'Hairspray' .
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^ Phill stars as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at ...
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[20] Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, authors of the book for the stage musical, wrote the first draft of the film's screenplay, but were replaced by Leslie Dixon, screenwriter for family comedies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Freaky Friday.[20] .After a year's deliberation on who should direct the film, Zadan and Meron finally decided to hire Adam Shankman to both direct and choreograph Hairspray.^ Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.
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^ Comingsoon says: Planning to return are director/choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who will write new songs for the film.No cast has been engaged yet, and none of the stars of Hairspray had sequel options.
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^ Director Adam Shankman and writer John Waters will also be returning to work on the new film.
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[22] .Upon learning he had been hired, Shankman arranged a meeting with John Waters, who advised him "don't do what I did, don't do what the play did.^ Director Adam Shankman and writer John Waters will also be returning to work on the new film.
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^ Q: Did you see the original John Waters' "Hairspray?"
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^ I did miss moments like John Waters as Penny Pingleton's shrink and Divine in the original but I love the way this current director brought the musical to the screen.
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.You've gotta do your own thing."^ You have to do your own thing.
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^ Q: How long will it be until you get tired of the teen idol thing and want to go out and do your "Pulp Fiction," go out and shoot people?
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^ And since you, The only thing I will agree is Chris Walken did look a little ill, but, even if he did or was, it didn't affect his performance, so, what's your beef?
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[11] .Despite this, Shankman still noted "all roads of Hairspray lead back to John Waters."^ John Waters most of all.
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^ In the world of HAIRSPRAY, John Waters is GOD. The creator of all things.
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^ Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV   Editor's Note Originally written and directed by filmmaker John Waters in 1988, and then put on Broadway, the camp musical HAIRSPRAY could easily have run its course with viewers.
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[11]
.Tony Gardner and his company Alterian, Inc.were hired to design and create the look of Edna Turnblad on John Travolta.^ John Travolta definitely steals the show as Edna Turnblad.
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^ I thing John Travolta did a great job as Edna, this role is a hard one to pull off since he had to do this in drag and wear alot of pounds.
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^ I was therefore rather sceptical when I learned that this film had been remade in 2007 and I was intrigued when I discovered that the role of Edna Turnblad, originally played by the US drag Queen, Divine was now played by John Travolta.
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.Costume designer Rita Ryak wanted to put Edna into several revealing outfits, so Travolta ended up being encapsulated in prosthetics.^ Costume designer Rita Ryack actually got vintage outfits for some of the characters to wear during a number of the scenes shot in the high school.
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^ It took four hours of makeup daily to put John Travolta into the thirty-pound body suit to play Edna Turnblad.
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^ Several deleted scenes included: Edna being arrested at the protest, Tracy singing "I Can Wait" in the bomb shelter of Penny's basement, and Velma being arrested near the end of "You Can't Stop the Beat".
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He wore silicone prosthetics on his head and neck, and foam latex arms and legs that connected to a spandex and foam body suit.

(Screen to) stage to screen changes

Dixon was primarily hired to tone down much of the campiness inherent in the stage musical.[23] .The 2007 film's script is based primarily on the stage musical rather than the 1988 film, so several changes already made to the plot for the stage version remain in this version.^ Based on the stage musical (which was based on John Waters' 1988 film), Hairspray tells the story of t...
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^ The 2007 film based on the cult-class 1988 film and the smash-hit Broadway musical.
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^ The musical is based on the 80s film.
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.These include dropping several characters from the 1988 version (such as Arvin Hodgepile, Franklin Von Tussle, Tammy Turner, the beatniks, et al.^ Two characters not featured in this movie that were in the 1988 film are Arvin Hodgepile and Franklin von Tussle.
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^ US Patent References: Hydrophilic or hydrogel carrier systems such as coatings, body implants and other articles Hudgin et al.
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), removing the .Tilted Acres amusement park from the story, and placing Velma in charge of the station where The Corny Collins Show is filmed.^ Corny Collins : Gee, Velma, how do you fire Corny Collins from The Corny Collins Show ?
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^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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^ Soon she finds herself a member of the Corny Collins Council of regular dancers, dating the cutest boy on the show and favored to win Miss Auto Show 1963.

."Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now", a popular number from the stage musical, features Tracy, Penny, and Amber arguing with their respective mothers.^ Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular dance show.
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^ The Broadway production stars Brooklynn Pulver as Tracy Turnblad and Jerry OBoyle as her irresistible stage mother, Edna.
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^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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.Neither Adam Shankman nor Leslie Dixon could come up with a solution for filming the song that did not require a three-way split screen — something they wanted to avoid[23] — and both felt the number did not adequately advance the plot.^ While the crew liked the song, screenwriter Leslie Dixon felt the number did not adequately advance the plot, and would also be impossible to film without a three-way split screen, which neither she nor director Adam Shankman wanted to use.
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^ The producers felt that it could not be done without a three-way split screen and it would deviate from the movie.
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^ Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.
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[23][24] .As a result, "Mama" was reluctantly dropped from the film during pre-production, although it is used by Shaiman as an instrumental number when the Corny Collins kids dance the "Stricken Chicken". A special version of the song was recorded for the film's end credits in May 2007, during the final score recording process, which featured vocals from each of the three women most famous for portraying Tracy Turnblad: Ricki Lake from the 1988 film, Marissa Jaret Winokur from the original Broadway cast, and Nikki Blonsky from the 2007 film.^ This live recording from 2002 features Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
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^ Wicked (Original Cast Recording/2003) 2003 .
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^ Nikki Blonsky`s film debut.
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[25] .Harvey Fierstein, who portrayed Edna as part of the original Broadway cast, has a brief cameo moment in the end credits version of the song as well.^ Hairspray (2002 Original Broadway Cast) .
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^ Harvey Fierstein also appears in this song near the end, but isn`t credited.
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^ Rent (Original Broadway Cast) 2005 .
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[25]
."It Takes Two", a solo for Link, was moved from its place in the stage musical (on Tracy's first day on The Corny Collins Show) to an earlier Corny Collins scene, although only the coda of the song is used in the final release print, and the song's background music can be heard immediately after the reprise of "The Nicest Kids in Town". "Cooties", a solo for Amber in the stage musical, is present in this film as an instrumental during the Miss Teenage Hairspray dance-off.^ "It Takes Two", sung in the stage musical by Link to Tracy during her first day on "The Corny Collins Show", was relegated to an earlier position in the film, where Link sings it just before Tracy learns that the TV station will be holding auditions for a new Council Member.
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^ Corny Collins : Always the charmer, Amber.
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^ The song was resurrected and used in this film to underscore Tracy`s rise-to-fame montage, and also to show "The Corny Collins Show" on Negro Day.
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.Similar to "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now", a version of "Cooties", performed in a contemporary pop rendition by Aimee Allen, is present during the end credits.^ In addition, several vocal numbers from the stage musical were removed altogether, while several new songs were added: - "Mama, I`m a Big Girl Now", a number performed in the stage musical by Tracy, Penny, and Amber opposite their respective mothers, was reluctantly cut from the script during preproduction - but was sung over the credits by all three "original" Tracys (Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky).
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^ The soundtrack for the new "Hairspray" features a rendition of all of the "original" Tracys (Ricki Lake from the first film, Marissa Jaret Winokur from the Broadway cast, and Nikki Blonsky from this film) singing "Mama, I`m A Big Girl Now".
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^ "Mama" and "It Takes Two" are also present in the final film as instrumentals during scenes featuring broadcasts of "The Corny Collins Show".
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.One notable difference between the stage musical, the original movie, and the 2007 film version of Hairspray is that Tracy does not go to jail in the 2007 version.^ Positive - This movie is one of the best movies of 2007!!!
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^ Comedy Movies 2007 Musical Movies .
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^ I love Musicals, and Hairspray is one of my favorites, but what is the storyline going to be?!
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.In both previous incarnations of Hairspray, Tracy is arrested and taken to jail along with the other protesters.^ I, no matter how bad the ratings, will go see Hairspray 2 in theaters, but I hope this sequel, along with hundreds of other sequels, doesn’t flop.
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.Edna is presented in this version as an insecure introvert, in contrast to the relatively bolder incarnations present in the 1988 film and the stage musical.^ The Tony-winning musical based on the 1988 cult-classic film, now on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.
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^ It became a cult classic film, the musical version has been running on Broadway since 2002 and now it’s one of the most popular choices for theatre breaks in London.
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^ What it actually is, is based on a Broadway musical based on the original film, making this a distant relative rather than a sister product.
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[23] .Among many other elements changed or added to this version are the removal of Motormouth Maybelle's habit of constantly speaking in rhyming jive talk, and doubling the number of teens in Corny Collins' Council (from ten on Broadway to twenty in the 2007 film).^ The Corny Collins Show Theme song film clip, sung by the Council Members and James Marsden.
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^ When her dream of becoming a regular personality on “The Corny Collins Show” comes true, she wins many fans and becomes an advocate for integration.
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^ She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, ‘The Corny Collins Show’ and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity.
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[26]
.Dixon restructured portions of Hairspray’s book to allow several of the songs to blend more naturally into the plot, in particular "(You're) Timeless to Me" and "I Know Where I've Been". "(You're) Timeless to Me" becomes the anchor of a newly invented subplot involving Velma's attempt to break up Edna and Wilbur’s marriage and keep Tracy off The Corny Collins Show as a result.^ Corny Collins : Gee, Velma, how do you fire Corny Collins from The Corny Collins Show ?
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^ Set in 1960s Baltimore, the story follows a plump young girl named Tracy Turnblad (played by impressive newcomer Nikki Blonski) on an amazing journey as her dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show becomes a reality.
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^ Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, just one of several alliteratively named characters coming of age in 1962 Baltimore, where "The Corny Collins Show" is the most popular American Bandstand-type program, watched by hundreds of young dreamers each day after school.
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.The song now serves as Wilbur's apology to Edna, in addition to its original purpose in the stage musical as a tongue-in-cheek declaration of Wilbur and Edna's love for each other.^ I did miss moments like John Waters as Penny Pingleton's shrink and Divine in the original but I love the way this current director brought the musical to the screen.
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^ I was lucky enough to see the original cast onstage and loved Harvey Fierstein as Edna, and until I saw for myself that John Travolta is good as Edna, I was skeptical about his casting.
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^ Actor/Director Leo Rialp plays Wilbur Turnblad, Edna’s loving and devoted husband.
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[23] .Meanwhile, "I Know Where I've Been", instead of being sung by Maybelle alone after being let out of jail, now underscores Maybelle's march on WYZT (which takes place in the stage musical only briefly during "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful").^ Big blonde and beautiful hairspray broad...
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^ It has been announced that the West End musical Spring Awakening will end five months early with the last scheduled show set to take place on May 30.
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^ The added reprise of "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful" was done at Michelle Pfeiffer's suggestion to replace a scripted scene so that she could have another chance to sing.
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[23]
.The song "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful" was inspired by a line that Tracy delivered in the original film ("Now all of Baltimore will know: I'm big, blonde and beautiful!"^ Big blonde and beautiful hairspray broad...
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^ Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.
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^ Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion: to dance.
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), but in the stage version and in this film, .Motormouth Maybelle performs the song.^ At Motormouth Maybelle’s shop, Seaweed is joined in his song by his sister, Li’l Inez.

.A reprise of the song was added to the 2007 film, which is sung by Edna and Velma.^ The songs "It Takes Two" and "Ladies' Choice", both sung by Link, were written for the stage and film respectively, even though the coda for the first song was only heard on film.
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Pre-production and casting

Hairspray was produced on a budget of $75 million.[1] .An open casting call was announced to cast unknowns in Atlanta, New York City, and Chicago.^ He took his first train ride into New York City and saw his first Broadway show.
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^ New York Pops Announces 2010 - 2011 Season .
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^ Hairspray originally opened in Seattle in 2002 for previews before debuting full time on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.
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.After auditioning over eleven hundred candidates,[27] Nikki Blonsky, an eighteen-year-old high school senior from Great Neck, New York who had no previous professional acting experience, was chosen for the lead role of Tracy.^ It had a great high school musical background.
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^ The new girl in the starring role was great.
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^ New York Daily News CT After the High School Musical series launched Zac Efron's career and Hairspray solidified it for grown-ups, Efron is taking a step back from singing and dancing.
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[28] .Relative unknowns Elijah Kelley and Taylor Parks were chosen through similar audition contests to portray Seaweed and Little Inez, respectively.^ Balitmore's own local R&B radio DJ Motormouth Maybelle Stubbs is also mother to Seaweed and Little Inez.
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^ Perhaps you want to go as Seaweed & Little Inez's momma and queen of R&B radio, Motormouth Maybelle!
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^ Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs (played by Elijah Kelley) .
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.John Travolta was finally cast as Edna, with Christopher Walken ultimately assuming the role of Wilbur.^ Great casting, Walken and Travolta had great chemistry.
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^ Traditionally, the role of Edna is played by a man, so John Travolta played her.
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^ I thing John Travolta did a great job as Edna, this role is a hard one to pull off since he had to do this in drag and wear alot of pounds.
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[10] .Several other stars, including Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Allison Janney were chosen for the other supporting adult roles of Motormouth Maybelle, Corny Collins, Velma Von Tussle, and Prudy Pingleton, respectively.^ Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle (played by Queen Latifah) .
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^ Velma Von Tussle : Corny, do something.
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^ Velma Von Tussle : Detroit sound?
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.Teen stars Amanda Bynes, and Zac Efron were cast as Tracy's friends Penny and Link, and Brittany Snow was cast as her rival Amber.^ When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen-dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron).
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^ When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron).
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^ Zac Efron (Link Larkin) commuted back and forth from Toronto to Los Angeles to do the soundtrack for High School Musical 2 .
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Jerry Stiller, who played Wilbur Turnblad in the original film version of Hairspray, appears as Mr. Pinky in this version.[29]
.Since Hairspray's plot focuses heavily on dance, choreography became a heavy focus for Shankman, who hired four assistant choreographers and put both his acting cast and over a hundred and fifty dancers through two months of rehearsals.^ XX--PLOT--XX The film Hairspray is about two girls, Penny Pingleton a skinny, blonde teenager who is hooked on lollipops and her best friend Tracey Turnblad who is obese.
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^ Shaiman said he was happy to be re-teaming with his "Hairspray" collaborator Adam Shankman, who is producing the telecast along with Bill Mechanic.
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^ Find the ideal hairspray for you by browsing through hundreds of products from L'Oreal, Silvikrin, Organics, Aussie, Pantene Pro V, and many other brands.
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[26][30] .The cast recorded the vocal tracks for their songs as coached by Elaine Overholt in the weeks just before principal photography began in September.^ The disc concludes with five "karaoke" versions of songs from the score, which is to say the instrumental tracks for those songs with the lead vocals stripped off.
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^ Broadway and Vocal Soundtracks R&B and Hip-Hop Broadway and Musicals Movies and Films Classic Soul Musicals Movie Soundtracks Musicals Cast Recordings Soul Soundtrack .
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[30]

Principal photography

.Principal photography on Hairspray took place in Toronto, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 5 to December 8, 2006.[31][32] Hairspray is explicitly set in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and the original 1988 film had been shot on location there, but the 2007 film was shot primarily in Toronto because the city was better equipped with the sound stages necessary to film a musical.^ Based on the stage musical (which was based on John Waters' 1988 film), Hairspray tells the story of t...
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^ Set in 1962 in Baltimore, Hairspray the Musical is sure to entertain!
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^ Hairspray the musical is based on the New Line Cinema film, Hairspray , which was originally released in 1988.
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[33][34] .The opening shots of the descent from the clouds and the newspaper being dropped onto the stoop are the only times that the actual city of Baltimore is shown in the film.^ This 2007 production of "Hairspray" is the first time a John Waters story made into a movie was not filmed in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland; Toronto was used instead.
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^ Hairspray originally opened in Seattle in 2002 for previews before debuting full time on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.
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^ Avenue Q The only show I've seen that was actually better the third time than the first.
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[34]
The majority of the film was shot at Toronto's Showline Studios.[35] Most of the street scenes were shot at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue. Some of the signs for the 1960s-era stores remain up along the street. .Toronto's Lord Lansdowne Public School was used for all of the high school exteriors and some of the interiors, while the old Queen Victoria School in Hamilton was also used for interiors.^ Zac Efron (Link Larkin) commuted back and forth from Toronto to Los Angeles to do the soundtrack for High School Musical 2 .
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^ Costume designer Rita Ryack actually got vintage outfits for some of the characters to wear during a number of the scenes shot in the high school.
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^ I mean, I was rasied in a good family, all my friends are good (basicially call them the nerds /smartasses  in high school).
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.Scenes at Queen Victoria were shot from November 22 to December 2, and the school was scheduled to be demolished after film production was completed.^ Costume designer Rita Ryack actually got vintage outfits for some of the characters to wear during a number of the scenes shot in the high school.
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.Thinner than most of the other men who have portrayed Edna, John Travolta appeared onscreen in a large fat suit, and required four hours of makeup in order to appear before the cameras.^ Travolta`s fat-suit weighed more than 30 pounds.
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^ But Travolta in a fat suit - that's class?
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^ It took John Travolta four hours to put on the fat suit and make-up required for him to become Edna Turnblad.
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[10] .His character's nimble dancing style belies her girth; Shankman based Edna's dancing style on the hippo ballerinas in the Dance of the Hours sequence in Walt Disney's 1940 animated feature Fantasia.^ Adam Shankman made Zac Efron make out with the picture frame in the "Without Love" sequence for over an hour.
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[11] .Although early versions of the suit created "a dumpy, Alfred Hitchcock version of Edna,"[36] Travolta fought for the ability to give his character curves and a thick Baltimore accent.^ It took John Travolta four hours to put on the fat suit and make-up required for him to become Edna Turnblad.
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^ The main thing that people might have a problem with is John Travolta playing Edna, the main character’s mom.
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[10] .Designed by Tony Gardner, the fat suit was created using lightweight synthetic materials, consisting of layered pads and silicone, which was used from the chest upwards.^ The materials used in the above control formulations and designated by trade names are described below.
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^ Sometimes the fat suit is used for good — as a “big is beautiful” anthem, or a reminder about the destructive power of put-downs.

[36] .The suit provided the additional benefit of covering Travolta's beard, eliminating the problem of his facial hair growing through his makeup midday.^ In addition, the polymeric film provides an overall stiffening of the hair.
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^ As a result, investigators have continued to search for compounds and compositions that provide the primary benefit of improved durability of the hair set.
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Shankman's inspirations

Shankman included "a lot of winks" to films that influenced his work on Hairspray:[11]
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  • The film's opening shot — a bird's eye view of Baltimore that eventually descends from the clouds to ground level — is a combination of the opening shots of West Side Story and The Sound of Music.^ Menchu has appeared in many shows for Atlantis including PROOF and BABY and recently directed WEST SIDE STORY for STAGES. She continues to be one of the country’s most sought after musical theatre actresses.
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    ^ Based on the stage musical (which was based on John Waters' 1988 film), Hairspray tells the story of t...
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    ^ Many of them have already seen the Hairspray The Musical film with John Travolta and are familiar with the story and the songs.
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    [11][37]
  • .
  • The dress that Penny wears during the "You Can't Stop the Beat" musical number is made from her bedroom curtains, which can be seen during "Without Love". This is homage to The Sound of Music, where Maria uses old curtains to make play clothes for the von Trapp children.^ Cause you can`t stop the beat.
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    ^ You can`t stop the beat.
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    ^ Penny Pingleton`s dress in the "You Can`t Stop the Beat" song was made from the curtains in her room.
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  • .
  • Several scenes involving Tracy, such as her ride atop the garbage truck during the "Good Morning Baltimore" number and her new hairstyle during "Welcome to the 60's", are directly inspired by the Barbra Streisand musical film version of Funny Girl.^ Good Morning Baltimore Select rating .

    ^ "The New Girl in Town" was a number written for the stage musical, but dropped during the workshopping stage.
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    ^ Good morning, Baltimore!
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  • During "Without Love", Link sings to a photograph of Tracy, which comes to life and sings harmony with him. This is directly inspired from the MGM musical The Broadway Melody of 1938, in which a young Judy Garland swoons over a photo of actor Clark Gable as she sings "You Made Me Love You".[11]

Setting

.The film is set in the city of Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, in the time of John F. Kennedy's presidency.^ Hairspray is set in Baltimore in 1962.
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^ Hairspray is set in 1962 and its jubilant score and delightful plot fuse together to become a guaranteed good time that will leave you wanting more.
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^ The update, also set in 1962 Baltimore, has slightly less kitsch than the original -- but, thanks to the fabulous soundtrack and adorable cast, even more charm.

.As shown in the movie, the houses in Baltimore's early residential neighborhoods are directly attached structurally, and are usually set up in the form of loft houses, mostly due to the construction of a store below.^ Set in the early 1960s, the movie also depicts acts of racism and homophobia.

In the opening of the movie, a trolley runs down the road's center. Since then, these have been removed in favor of rapid transit systems. .In addition, many people can be seen with various styles of Beehives.^ Positive - I absolutely loved this movie, and have seen it 3 times already with various people.
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Many 1960's cultural references are shown in the movie. .For example, an Esso station can be seen in the opening song, "Good Morning Baltimore". Esso changed its name to Exxon since then, but still operates in Canada as a division of ExxonMobil.^ Good morning, Baltimore!
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^ The opening song "Good Morning Baltimore" is a showtune through and through, with the big (blonde?
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^ Good Morning Baltimore 3:54 .
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Musical numbers

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  • "Good Morning Baltimore" – Tracy
  • "The Nicest Kids in Town" – Corny and Council Members
  • "It Takes Two" – Link (only coda used)
  • "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" – Velma and Council Members
  • "I Can Hear the Bells" – Tracy
  • "Ladies' Choice" – Link
  • "The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise)" – Corny and Council Members
  • "The New Girl in Town" – Amber, Tammy, Shelley, and The Dynamites
  • "Welcome to the 60s" – Tracy, Edna, The Dynamites, and Hefty Hideaway Employees
  • "Run and Tell That" – Seaweed, Little Inez, and Detention Kids
  • "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful" – Motormouth
  • "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful (Reprise)" – Edna and Velma
  • "(You're) Timeless to Me" – Edna and Wilbur
  • "I Know Where I've Been" – Motormouth and Company
  • "I Can Wait" – Tracy (deleted scene)
  • "Without Love" – Link, Tracy, Seaweed, and Penny
  • "(It's) Hairspray" – Corny and Council Members
  • "You Can't Stop the Beat" – Tracy, Link, Penny, Seaweed, Edna, Motormouth, and Company
  • "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)" – Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky, and Elijah Kelley (end credits)
  • "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" – Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky with Harvey Fierstein (end credits)
  • "Cooties" – Aimee Allen (end credits)

Song score production and changes

.Music producer/composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman were required to alter their Broadway Hairspray song score in various ways in order to work on film, from changing portions of the lyrics in some songs (e.g., "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs", "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful", and "You Can't Stop the Beat") to more or less completely removing other songs from the film altogether.^ It's apparent that he and co-lyricist Scott Wittman wanted to try other approaches to the character of villainess Velma Van Tussle besides her big song, "(The Legend Of) Miss Baltimore Crabs."
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^ Composer and co-lyricist Marc Shaiman produced the album, and he clearly took the opportunity of an increased budget to do a bigger version of the score.
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^ Big, Blonde and Beautiful 2:35 .
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."Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now", a popular number from the stage musical, features Tracy, Penny, and Amber arguing with their respective mothers.^ Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular dance show.
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^ The Broadway production stars Brooklynn Pulver as Tracy Turnblad and Jerry OBoyle as her irresistible stage mother, Edna.
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^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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.Neither Adam Shankman nor Leslie Dixon could come up with a solution for filming "Mama" that did not require a three-way split screen — something they wanted to avoid[23] — and both felt the number did not adequately advance the plot.^ While the crew liked the song, screenwriter Leslie Dixon felt the number did not adequately advance the plot, and would also be impossible to film without a three-way split screen, which neither she nor director Adam Shankman wanted to use.
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^ The film was directed by Adam Shankman and released in the United Kingdom on July 20th 2007.
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^ To facilitate filming for the "Run and Tell That" dance number, the production cut up a 1957 GMC transit bus into 9 pieces.
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[23][24] .As a result, "Mama" was reluctantly dropped from the film during pre-production, although it is used by Shaiman as an instrumental number when the Corny Collins kids dance the "Stricken Chicken". A special version of "Mama" was recorded for the film's end credits in May 2007, during the final score recording process, which featured vocals from each of the three women most famous for portraying Tracy Turnblad: Ricki Lake from the 1988 film, Marissa Jaret Winokur from the original Broadway cast, and Nikki Blonsky from the 2007 film.^ Nikki Blonsky`s film debut.
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^ The soundtrack for the new "Hairspray" features a rendition of all of the "original" Tracys (Ricki Lake from the first film, Marissa Jaret Winokur from the Broadway cast, and Nikki Blonsky from this film) singing "Mama, I`m A Big Girl Now".
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^ "Mama" and "It Takes Two" are also present in the final film as instrumentals during scenes featuring broadcasts of "The Corny Collins Show".
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[25] .Harvey Fierstein, who portrayed Edna as part of the original Broadway cast, has a brief cameo moment in the end credits version of "Mama" as well.^ Harvey Fierstein also appears in this song near the end, but isn`t credited.
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^ Rent (Original Broadway Cast) 2005 .
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^ Darren J Seeley says: July 24, 2008 at 8:44 am “But then who says that Hairspray 2 would even HAVE any of the original cast.
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."It Takes Two", a solo for Link, was moved from its place in the stage musical (on Tracy's first day on The Corny Collins Show) to an earlier Corny Collins scene, although only the coda of the song is used in the final release print, and the song's background music can be heard immediately after the reprise of "The Nicest Kids in Town". "Cooties", a solo for Amber in the stage musical, is present in this film as an instrumental during the Miss Teenage Hairspray dance-off.^ "It Takes Two", sung in the stage musical by Link to Tracy during her first day on "The Corny Collins Show", was relegated to an earlier position in the film, where Link sings it just before Tracy learns that the TV station will be holding auditions for a new Council Member.
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^ Corny Collins : Always the charmer, Amber.
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^ The song was resurrected and used in this film to underscore Tracy`s rise-to-fame montage, and also to show "The Corny Collins Show" on Negro Day.
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.As with "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now", a version of "Cooties", performed in a contemporary pop rendition by Aimee Allen, is present during the end credits.^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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^ In addition, several vocal numbers from the stage musical were removed altogether, while several new songs were added: - "Mama, I`m a Big Girl Now", a number performed in the stage musical by Tracy, Penny, and Amber opposite their respective mothers, was reluctantly cut from the script during preproduction - but was sung over the credits by all three "original" Tracys (Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky).
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^ I also love when Ricky, Marissa, and Nicky sing together on "Mama I'm a Big Girl Now" (a song that wasn't featured in the movie.
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.The performance of a vintage dance called The Madison, present in both the 1988 film and the stage musical, was replaced for this version by a newly composed song, "Ladies' Choice". Portions of the Madison dance steps were integrated into the choreography for the musical number "You Can't Stop the Beat", and the song to which the dance is performed on Broadway can be heard during Motormouth Maybelle's platter party in the film, re-titled "Boink-Boink". "The Big Dollhouse" was the only song from the musical not used in the film in any way.^ Cause you can`t stop the beat.
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^ You can`t stop the beat.
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^ Hairspray is a remake of the 1988 film and also the 2002 broadway production which are both called Hairspray.
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.Shaiman and Wittman composed two new songs for the 2007 film: "Ladies' Choice", a solo for Link, and "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)", a song performed during the end credits by Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, and Elijah Kelley.^ Nikki Blonsky`s film debut.
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^ "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)" was written for the film for use during the closing credits.
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^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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.Another "new" song in the 2007 film, "The New Girl in Town", had originally been composed for the Broadway musical, but was deemed unnecessary and discarded from the musical.^ The new version of the film is based on New Line’s hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.
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^ Synopsis: Originally written and directed by filmmaker John Waters in 1988, and then put on Broadway, the camp musical HAIRSPRAY could easily have run its course with viewers.

^ It became a cult classic film, the musical version has been running on Broadway since 2002 and now it’s one of the most popular choices for theatre breaks in London.
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.Director Adam Shankman decided to use the song to both underscore a rise-to-fame montage for Tracy and to showcase Maybelle's "Negro Day", which is never actually seen in either of the earlier incarnations of Hairspray.^ The song was resurrected and used in this film to underscore Tracy`s rise-to-fame montage, and also to show "The Corny Collins Show" on Negro Day.
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^ Tracy Turnblad: Negro Day`s the best!
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^ While the crew liked the song, screenwriter Leslie Dixon felt the number did not adequately advance the plot, and would also be impossible to film without a three-way split screen, which neither she nor director Adam Shankman wanted to use.
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.One additional Shaiman/Wittman song, a ballad entitled "I Can Wait", was composed for the film as a solo for Tracy, meant to replace the stage musical's reprise of "Good Morning Baltimore". "I Can Wait" was shot for the film (Tracy performs the number while locked in Prudy's basement), but was eventually deleted from the final release print.^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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^ Good morning, Baltimore!
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^ The sequence was indeed filmed, but was removed from the final release print.
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.The audio recording of "I Can Wait" was made available as a special bonus track for customers who pre-ordered the Hairspray soundtrack on iTunes, and the scene itself was included as a special feature on the film's DVD release.^ This collector's editon features an extra disc which features a song peformed by Nikki Blonsky, which was cut from the film, entitled "I Can Wait", as well as demos of songs which did make it into the film and various other recordings specially made for this album.
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Post-production took place in Los Angeles. .Composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman continued work on the film's music, employing the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra to record instrumentation for both the songs and the incidental score.^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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^ The winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical, Hairspray has a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.

^ Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have contributed new songs to their Tony Award-winning score for their movie version.
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Reception

Box office

.Hairspray debuted in 3,121 theaters in North America on July 20, 2007, the widest debut of any modern movie musical.^ Movies July 2007 Movies .
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^ July 20, 2007 .
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^ Comedy Movies 2007 Musical Movies .
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[43] The film earned $27,476,745 in its opening weekend, behind I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.[2] .This made Hairspray the record-holder for the biggest sales at opening weekend for a movie musical.^ This 2007 production of "Hairspray" is the first time a John Waters story made into a movie was not filmed in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland; Toronto was used instead.
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^ Neutral Neutral - “Hairspray” is definitely a peppy movie, with upbeat music and dancing from beginning to end.
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^ Musicals, plays, shows, hotels and attractions for theatre breaks in London midweek or weekend Hairspray .
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[3] This record was later broken by the release of Mamma Mia!, which grossed $27,605,000 on its opening weekend.[44] .Hairspray has since gone on to become the fourth highest grossing musical in U.S. cinema history, surpassing The Rocky Horror Picture Show ($112.8 million) and Dreamgirls ($103 million), released seven months prior.^ How can they remake Rocky Horror Picture Show!?!?
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^ As for The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, talk about horror.
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^ What's the big deal about remaking Rocky Horror Picture Show?
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[4] .Ending its domestic run on October 25, 2007, Hairspray has a total domestic gross of $118,871,849 and $202,548,575 worldwide.^ When Hairspray was released in the cinemas in 2007 I wanted to go and see it although in the end I didn't , yet I still wanted to see it.
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[2] .Its biggest overseas markets include the United Kingdom ($25.8 million), Australia ($14.4 million), Japan ($8 million), Italy ($4.6 million), France ($3.9 million) and Spain ($3.8 million).^ LONDON - WEST END ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BELGIUM BRAZIL CANADA - QUEBEC CANADA - TORONTO CHINA FRANCE GERMANY INDIA IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY JAPAN MEXICO NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND PHILIPPINES PRAGUE SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH KOREA SPAIN SWITZERLAND .
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[45] .This made Hairspray the third musical film in history to cross $200 million internationally, behind 1978's hit Grease ($395 million) and 2002's Chicago ($307 million).^ The new version of the film is based on New Line’s hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.
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^ Posted by admin on 02/8/08 • Categorized as Dirty Dancing , Grease , Hairspray , Jersey Boys , Musicals , Offers , Oliver , Special Offers , Theatre breaks .
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^ It became a cult classic film, the musical version has been running on Broadway since 2002 and now it’s one of the most popular choices for theatre breaks in London.
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[4] .It is the seventh highest-grossing PG-rated film of 2007, and has grossed more than other higher-budgeted summer releases like Ocean's Thirteen ($117 million) and Evan Almighty ($100 million).^ This film is rated as PG. Running time of this movie is 117 minutes.
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^ The film was directed by Adam Shankman and released in the United Kingdom on July 20th 2007.
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^ Other then that this film was great and all the actors chosen for the different roles did GREAT! My Ratings: Good / 4½ —Alexa, age 12 .
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[46]
.Two weeks after its original release, new "sing-along" prints of Hairspray were shipped to theaters.^ There will be times when individual Hairspray Ticket notes state that shipping may be delayed due to tickets not being printed or mailed yet to the provider.
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^ The Tony award-winning Hairspray features new and original material based on the 1988 cult-classic and has attracted a whole new audience.
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^ Two weeks to go, are you still undecided about watching Hairspray?
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[47] These prints featured the lyrics to each song printed onscreen as subtitles, encouraging audiences to interact with the film. .On January 4, 2008, Hairspray was re-released in New York and Los Angeles for one week because John Travolta was present for Q&A and autographs.^ If you’re a fan of the John Waters original, then I definitely recommend this one.
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^ HAIRSPRAy remake was OK but overall rather flat when compared to the original John Travolta was just far too 'hammy'.
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^ "IRRESISTIBLE! If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY !- New York Times "A great big fat gorgeous hit!"
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Critical reception

.Hairspray has garnered vastly positive reviews from film critics such as Roger Ebert, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, as well as a smaller number of reviews comparing it unfavorably to the Waters original.^ Read my mind Flag as inappropriate Kid Reviewer Age 10 Twilightgirl09 Lives in New York 20 reviews 1 compliment I rate this title on for age 10 and give it 4.0 .

^ "IRRESISTIBLE! If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY !- New York Times "A great big fat gorgeous hit!"
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^ I've seen it twice on Broadway, once in Boston, and once in New York..
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The film is one of the top picks on Metacritic, with an average of 81%.[49] .It scored a 91% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, also indicating excellent reviews,[50] making it one of 2007's best-reviewed films.^ Positive - This movie is one of the best movies of 2007!!!
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^ Atiyyah 19.03.2007 Read full review Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful Review of Wella High Hair Flat Iron Spray .
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^ One of the best musicals to come out of 2007, I really enjoyed it very, very much.
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[51] Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor named it the 4th best film of 2007.[52] Lou Lumenick of the New York Post named it the ninth best film of 2007.[52]
.Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, saying that there was "a lot of craft and slyness lurking beneath the circa-1960s goofiness," also stating that "The point, however, is not the plot but the energy.^ There is a lot of making-out (it gets a little gross), but kids will love the music.

^ Positive - I gave this film a positive rating because I enjoyed this movie, and thought it was well made, but that still leaves the fact that there are problems with it.
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.Without somebody like Nikki Blonsky at the heart of the movie, it might fall flat, but everybody works at her level of happiness..."^ Always have been (since age 12) and for 18 years I have gone to movies without seeing positive portrayals of people like me on the screen.
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^ Nikki Blonsky celebrated her 18th birthday with her family and friends while on the set of this movie.
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[53] .Ebert also noted that this film is "a little more innocent than Waters would have made it..."^ I’d think serial killers would know better than to mess with John Waters.

^ This 2007 production of "Hairspray" is the first time a John Waters story made into a movie was not filmed in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland; Toronto was used instead.
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[53] .Krishna Shenoi, of the Shenoi Chronicle, called the movie "Shankman's masterpiece," saying that it moved away from his previous works into a different direction, making a light comedy that deals with serious issues maturely.^ But a novel I have never done because whenever I think up a fictitious story I make it into a movie.

^ The movie deals with the issue without being overly preachy.
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^ I wouldn’t necessarily suggest not to see this movie if you like musicals, but know what you are getting into, and make sure it is age appropriate for those you view the film with.
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Shenoi also said that the film was everything he wanted Grease (film) to be. Lou Lumenick of The New York Post hailed Hairspray as "The best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century — and yes, I’m including the Oscar-winning Chicago," calling it "one of the best-cast movies in recent memory..."[54] New York Daily News critic Jack Matthews called the film "A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels."[55] The Baltimore Sun review offered Michael Sragow's opinion that "in its entirety, Hairspray has the funny tilt that only a director-choreographer like Shankman can give to a movie," pointing out that Shankman skillfully "puts a new-millennial zing behind exact re-creations of delirious period dances like the Mashed Potato."[56] Dana Stevens from Slate called Hairspray "intermittently tasty, if a little too frantically eager to please."[57] Stevens noted that "Despite its wholesomeness, this version stays remarkably true to the spirit of the original, with one size-60 exception: John Travolta as Edna Turnblad," saying "How you feel about Hairspray will depend entirely on your reaction to this performance..."[57]
The New Yorker’s David Denby felt the new version of Hairspray was "perfectly pleasant," but compared unfavorably to the Broadway musical, since "[director Adam Shankman and screenwriter Leslie Dixon] have removed the traces of camp humor and Broadway blue that gave the stage show its happily knowing flavor."[58] Denby criticized the dance numbers, calling them "unimaginatively shot," and he considered "the idea of substituting John Travolta for Harvey Fierstein as Tracy’s hefty mother... a blandly earnest betrayal."[58] Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com found Hairspray "reasonably entertaining. But do we really need to be entertained reasonably? .Waters's original was a crazy sprawl that made perfect sense; this Hairspray toils needlessly to make sense of that craziness, and something gets lost in the translation."^ I've gone through 5 other hairsprays and there was always something wrong with them: they made my hair too hard, sticky, or white.
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^ This 2007 production of "Hairspray" is the first time a John Waters story made into a movie was not filmed in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland; Toronto was used instead.
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^ The original “Hairspray,” of course, starred drag queen Divine — the zaftig beauty who muscled his/her way through a series of John Waters flicks.

[59] .Zacharek was also displeased with the way Latifah's performance of "I Know Where I've Been" was incorporated into the movie, saying "The filmmakers may believe they're adding an extra layer of seriousness to the material...^ I am happy they are re-making Rock Horror, you wanna know why?
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^ And Queen Latifah's ballad "I Know Where I've Been" touchingly accompanies a civil-rights march calling for on-air desegregation.

^ I've never heard of a case where they turn a broadway musical into a movie, and then create a sequel using the same characters, made just for the movies, EXCEPT Grease 2….
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[but] the inclusion of this big production number only suggests that the filmmakers fear the audience won't get the movie's message unless it's spelled out for them."[59]

Washington Blade boycott controversy

.Although it was generally received well by both critics and the box office, Hairspray nonetheless garnered some criticism upon its release by individuals in the gay community.^ Now, I generally only use hairspray once I have curled my hair as the curls don't stay in well on their own so I decided to go for the Perfect...
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^ We are not affiliated nor licensed with Hairspray, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Tickets.com or any box office, promoter, venue, stadium, theatre, hotel, sport team, or sporting association.
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.Much of this criticism surrounded Travolta's portrayal of Edna Turnblad, a role played in the original film by celebrated drag performer Divine, and in the stage adaptation by Harvey Fierstein.^ Traditionally, the role of Edna is played by a man, so John Travolta played her.
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^ Tracy develops such a faithful following that she convinces her oversized mom, Edna ( John Travolta in layers of drag), to leave the house for the first time and be her manager.

^ I was therefore rather sceptical when I learned that this film had been remade in 2007 and I was intrigued when I discovered that the role of Edna Turnblad, originally played by the US drag Queen, Divine was now played by John Travolta.
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.Kevin Naff, a managing editor for Washington, DC/Baltimore area online gay news site The Washington Blade called for a boycott of the new Hairspray film, alleging that Scientology, in which Travolta believes, was patently homophobic, and allegedly supported workshops designed to "cure" homosexuals.^ The new film version of Hairspray -- set in the racially segregated Baltimore of the 1960s -- is based on the Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters's original 1988 film.
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^ Hairspray is a remake of the 1988 film and also the 2002 broadway production which are both called Hairspray.
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[60] Adam Shankman protested Naff's proposed boycott, stating that Travolta was not homophobic, as he (Shankman), Waters, Shaiman, Wittman, and several other members of the creative staff were homosexual, and Travolta got along well with the entire crew.[61] ."John's personal beliefs did not walk onto my set," said Shankman.^ John Waters photo is by Greg Gorman , “the only person I’d let photograph my corspe,” the filmmaker is quoted as saying.

"I never heard the word 'Scientology.'"[61]

Home media release

.Hairspray was released in standard DVD and high-definition Blu-ray Disc formats in Region 1 on November 20, 2007. The Blu-ray disc is encoded with 7.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio.^ Year of Release: 2007 USA Release: July 20, 2007 (wide) Relevant Issues Dance in the Bible .
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^ When Hairspray was released in the cinemas in 2007 I wanted to go and see it although in the end I didn't , yet I still wanted to see it.
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^ Item: Hairspray 2 Disc DVD Gift Locker Set Zac Efron Bag View relisted item .
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[6] The standard DVD was released in two versions: a one-disc release and a two-disc "Shake and Shimmy" edition.
.Bonus features on the two-disc release include two audio commentaries, a feature-length production documentary, featurettes on the earlier versions of Hairspray, dance instruction featurettes, deleted scenes including Tracy's deleted song "I Can Wait", and behind-the-scenes looks at the production of each of the film's dance numbers.^ More behind the scenes in the West-End production of Hairspray.
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^ To facilitate filming for the "Run and Tell That" dance number, the production cut up a 1957 GMC transit bus into 9 pieces.
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^ Hairsprays are products containing a film-forming resin which when applied to the hair help to hold the hair in place.
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.The Blu-ray Disc release, a two-disc release, includes all of the features from the two-disc DVD, and includes a picture-in-picture behind-the-scenes feature, which runs concurrently with the film.^ Two characters not featured in this movie that were in the 1988 film are Arvin Hodgepile and Franklin von Tussle.
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^ Sixteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema is bringing a feature film...
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^ "Mama" and "It Takes Two" are also present in the final film as instrumentals during scenes featuring broadcasts of "The Corny Collins Show".
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.An HD DVD version of the film was originally slated for release in 2008, but has since been canceled due to New Line Cinema's announcement that it would go Blu-ray exclusive with immediate effect, thus dropping HD DVD support.^ Video cortesy of New Line Cinema .
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^ Hairspray the musical is based on the New Line Cinema film, Hairspray , which was originally released in 1988.
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^ (Wide Release Version) 2008 .
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Awards

.Following is a list of awards that Hairspray or its cast have won or for which they have been nominated.^ Hairspray (2007) was nominated for the following awards: .
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^ Hairspray opened in 2002 and has won 8 Tony Awards.
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Wins
Nominations

Sequel

.Due to Hairspray's financial success, New Line Cinema has asked John Waters to write a sequel to the film.^ Video cortesy of New Line Cinema .
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^ The musical is based on the 1988 film, written and directed by John Waters.

^ Hairspray is not exactly a remake of the John Waters film starring Ricki Lake.
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[8] .Waters will reunite with director/choreographer Adam Shankman for the project, and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are set to compose the film's musical numbers.^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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^ While the crew liked the song, screenwriter Leslie Dixon felt the number did not adequately advance the plot, and would also be impossible to film without a three-way split screen, which neither she nor director Adam Shankman wanted to use.
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^ Cameo: [Ricki Lake (Tracy Turnblad in the first Hairspray (1988), director Adam Shankman, and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman] [William Morris talent agents in the finale - note Shaiman`s very out of character and period beard.
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[8][74] The story will look at Tracy's entering the late '60s era of music and the British Invasion,[75] and will use the Vietnam War as a backdrop.[76] .While no official casting has been announced, New Line has said that they hope to "snag much of the original Hairspray cast."^ SO! I hope that they've been touched with the genius that the original score was blessed with.
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^ If they make a new THRPS, it should be a new adaptation of the original masterpiece by Richard O'Brian, one of the best literary works I've ever encountered.
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^ The Tony award-winning Hairspray features new and original material based on the 1988 cult-classic and has attracted a whole new audience.
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[8] The sequel is tentatively set for a mid-July 2010 release by Warner Bros.[8] .John Travolta has publicly announced that he will not return for the sequel because he is "not a big sequel guy".[77] Shankman also said that he does not plan to include the character of Velma Von Tussle (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), and there is a possibility of excluding Velma's daughter, Amber (Brittany Snow).^ Velma Von Tussle: [disgusted] Oh!
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^ Velma Von Tussle: Yes, obtuse!
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^ With the help of her new friend Seaweed from detention and Motormouth the shows producer,she succeeds and becomes a regular to the dismay of the shows dancing queen Amber Von Tussle and the shows manager Velma (Ambers mum).
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[citation needed]

See also

References

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  3. ^ a b Gray, Brandon (2007-07-23). "Chuck & Larry Can't Stop Hairspray Sheen". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2355&p=.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
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  5. ^ "High School Musical" breaks record. Reuters
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.Hairspray is a 2007 musical film based on a Broadway musical, set in 1960s Baltimore.^ Set in Baltimore in the early 1960s, the musical remained close to the story line developed in the film, but added a few original touches of its own, including a series of songs that rocked with clever abandon and delighted audiences, which rooted all the way for Marissa Jaret Winokur, as Tracy.

^ Hairspray is set in the 1960s and follows the journey to stardom for Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with huge aspirations to dance.
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^ The new version of the film is based on New Line’s hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.
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.It follows the adventures of plump, cute Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer, when she launches a campaign to racially integrate a local TV dance show.^ Get your box office tickets for the heartwarming story of Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad , a girl with big dreams and a big heart who wins a local TV dance competition and instantly becomes an overnight sensation.
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^ Hairspray is the tale of an unfashionably large girl who finds fame and romance on a TV talent show and manages to take on racial segregation while doing so.
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^ Hairspray is set in the 1960s and follows the journey to stardom for Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with huge aspirations to dance.
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.Both the film and the musical are based on the 1988 film of the same name by John Waters.^ This Broadway show is based on the movie Hairspray (1988) by John Waters.
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^ John Waters' marvellously mad 1960s coming-of-age tale has been brought to the stage of the Shaftesbury Theatre in a production that is fresh, funny and a vast improvement on the recent John Travolta movie based on the same script.
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^ While Negro Day is a pivotal element of all three versions of "Hairspray", it is never seen in the 1988 film or the stage musical.
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Directed by Adam Shankman. Written by Thomas Meehan, Leslie Dixon and Mark O'Donnell.
You Can’t Stop The Beat...July 2007 (taglines)

Contents

Tracy Turnblad

.
  • Being invited places by colored people - it feels so hip!
  • Ma, its changing out there!^ Or as Tracy says, “Being invited places by black people—it’s so hip!” .
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    people who are different, their time is comming!

from “Good Morning Baltimore”
The rats on the street
All dance ’round my feet
They seem to say
“Tracy, it’s up to you”
Good morning Baltimore
There’s the flasher who lives next door
There’s the bum on his bar room stool
They wish me luck on my way to school
from “You Can’t Stop the Beat”
You can’t stop an avalanche
As it races down the hill
You can try to stop the seasons, girl
But ya know you never will
And you can try to stop my dancin' feet
But I just cannot stand still

Penny Pingleton

  • My mom says I’m not allowed to perspire!
from “Without Love”
In my ivory tower
Life was just a Hostess snack
But now I’ve tasted chocolate
And I'm never going back
.I am now a checkerboard chick!^ Penny Pingleton: [looks into the camera] I am now a checkerboard chick!
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Link Larkin

  • Sorry, little darlin’. Hope I didn’t dent your ’do.
From "Ladie's Choice"
Hey little girl lookin' for a sale,
Test drive this American male
It's gonna take cash to fill my tank,
So let's crack open your piggy bank!
  • (answering teacher's question) Kiss my ass?

Amber Von Tussle

  • (crying after Link has gone with Tracy and the Detention Kids) He just danced on that bus with that Great White Whale and those Negroes!
from “The New Girl in Town”
Hey look out for that moving van
Driving down our street!
You better lock up your man
Before he meets...

Seaweed J. Stubbs

from “Run and Tell That”
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
I could say it ain’t so, but darling, what’s the use?
The darker the chocolate, the richer the taste,
And that’s where it’s at
Now run and tell that!
from “Without Love”
Girl, if I can’t touch you
Then I’m gonna lose control

Little Inez

from “Run and Tell That”
I’m tired of coverin’ up all my pride,
So give me five on the black-hand side
I’ve got a new way of movin’
And I got my own voice
So how can I help
But to shout and rejoice?
The people ’round here
Can barely pay their rent
They're try'n to make dollar
Outta fifteen cent
But we got a spirit
Money just can’t buy
It’s deep as a river
And soars to the sky!

Velma Von Tussle

from “(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs”
Those poor runner-ups
Might still hold their grudges
They padded their cups
But I screwed the judges
But you can bow and exalt
'Cause I am "Miss Baltimore Crabs"
.
  • I risked clinical diseases, she’ll certainly risk jail.
  • Let me guess, brand-new dress?^ She`ll certainly risk jail.
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    ^ Police Chief: [while on the lookout for Tracy] I doubt she`ll risk jail to win some beauty pageant.
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    ^ I`d know whose mother you were ANYWHERE. [notices Edna`s outfit] Velma Von Tussle: Oh, let me guess - new dress?
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    .Well, you’ll stop traffic!
  • I could do a fan dance with a lettuce leaf and you would remain completely obtuse!
  • You know what your demographic is?^ Hairspray” is extremely well done, and if you like to laugh and tap your feet to the music and feel good then I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
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    ^ You leave there wishing life was a musical, and thinking that even you could dance in the street feeling completely comfortable no matter what your size, stature or anything else.
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    ^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
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    Cleaning ladies and lawn jockeys.
  • You cannot have lost, because I switched the damn tallies!
  • My husband, he accidentally suffocated.
from “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful (Reprise)”
I bet you’re tired of heavy lifting
Get your hands on something small

Other

from “Welcome to the Sixties”
Don’tcha let nobody try to steal your fun,
’Cause a little touch of lipstick never hurt no one
The future’s got a million roads for you to choose,
But you’ll walk a little taller in some high heel shoes

Dialogue

Edna Turnblad: Will you turn that racket down? I'm trying to iron here.
.Tracy Turnblad: Ma, its not racket, its the Corny Collins Show!^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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Edna Turnblad: Well its turning your brains into mud!

Amber Von Tussle: Never Try that Again you little Whoooo (Link Walks up) holy moly
Link Larkin: (presents Amber with a ring) It’s time.
Amber Von Tussle: Oh!
(Amber and Link kiss)
Velma Von Tussle: Amber! Save your personal life for the camera, sweetie! Oop, shiny!
(sends Amber off to makeup for more powder)

.Corny Collins: And now it’s time to say goodbye to our very own fun-lovin’, free-wheelin’ little Brenda.^ We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously.
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Come on up here, Brenda. Brenda will be taking a little leave of absence from the show. How long are you gonna be gone, Brenda?
Brenda: (smiling nervously) Just nine months.

Velma Von Tussle: Detroit sound? What’s that, the cries of people being mugged?

Velma Von Tussle: They’re kids, Corny, that’s why we have to steer them in the white direction.
Corny Collins: The right direction?
.Velma Von Tussle: Didn’t I say that?^ Other minor things: Yes, Mrs Von Tussle says in a song that she “screwed the judges” in one line of one song.
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.Corny Collins: Gee, Velma, how do you fire Corny Collins from The Corny Collins Show?^ It shows that no matter what race you are, or how much you weight, you are still worth a lot!
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^ Playmate Nicole Narain shows you how to get in your girl's good graces for Valentine's...
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(walks away)
Velma Von Tussle: (starts to speak and then pauses, frustrated) They do it all the time on “Lassie”!

Edna Turnblad: No one is auditioning for anything in this household!
Tracy Turnblad: But why not? Why not?
Edna Turnblad: Because dancing is not your future. One day, you’re going to own "Edna’s Occidental Laundry".
Tracy Turnblad: I don’t want to be a laundress, I want to be famous!
.Edna Turnblad: If you want to be famous, learn how to take blood out of car upholstery.^ You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost.
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^ Brian Conley is set to take over the role of Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray .

That’s a skill you can take right to the bank.

.Wilbur Turnblad: (to Tracy) This is America, babe, you gotta think big to be big.^ I have two young nieces, not quite yet in their teens, and I think Traci Turnblad will be a wonderful role model for them—I hope they will survive their teen years with the self-confidence that she has.
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Edna Turnblad: Big ain’t the problem in this family, Wilbur.

.Tracy Turnblad: I can’t believe I’m really here auditioning [for The Corny Collins Show].^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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.Penny Pingleton: I can’t believe I’m really here watching you audition.^ If you’re an adult and really worried about it because of the knocking it’s received by some people, watch it first before showing young kids.
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Tracy Turnblad: Negro Day’s the best! I wish every day were “Negro Day”!
Seaweed J. Stubbs: At our house…it is.

.Velma Von Tussle: (after The Dynamites perform “The New Girl in Town”) How dare you pick the same song!^ Playmate Nicole Narain shows you how to get in your girl's good graces for Valentine's...
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^ Playboy Playmate Alison Waite gives you the insiders guide on how to pick up your very own Playboy...
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^ Other minor things: Yes, Mrs Von Tussle says in a song that she “screwed the judges” in one line of one song.
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Motormouth Maybelle: They wrote it.

Mr. Flak: Oh, and Mr. Larkin, perhaps you’d like to share with the rest of the class Patrick Henry’s immortal last words?
Link Larkin: Kiss my ass?
(Amber gasps in shock)

Penny Pingleton: I’m very pleased and scared to be here.
Motormouth Maybelle: Now, honey, we got more reason to be scared on your street.

.Amber Von Tussle: I’m calling because I have some information about your daughter’s whereabouts.^ If you’re an adult and really worried about it because of the knocking it’s received by some people, watch it first before showing young kids.
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^ The mother of one of the kids is shown as very dogmatic and strict, calling her daughter evil because she hangs with Tracy, the girl who wants to dance.
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Edna Turnblad: What?
Amber Von Tussle: Right now, as we speak, your daughter has entered a hotbed of moral…turpentine.

Motormouth Maybelle: (watching Edna walk in) Boy, if we get any more white people in here, this is gonna be a suburb.

Motormouth Maybelle: Miz Edna, is it? Hi, I mean, you don’t have to rush off, you know.
Edna Turnblad: Well, I do. I left my iron on.
Motormouth Maybelle: Oh, your iron? .Well, before you go, are you sure you wouldn’t like to have a little something…to eat?^ You should think twice before going with a tween!

^ Hairspray” is extremely well done, and if you like to laugh and tap your feet to the music and feel good then I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
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^ You don't get hidden Godly morals in movies anymore unless it's something like Evan Almighty.
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(shows Edna the soul food spread on the table)
Edna Turnblad: (after a long moment) Is that braised?

Velma Von Tussle: Incredible! .I could do a fan dance with a lettuce leaf and you would remain completely obtuse!^ You leave there wishing life was a musical, and thinking that even you could dance in the street feeling completely comfortable no matter what your size, stature or anything else.
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^ I guess you could say it’s uncalled for, but a lot of it (but not all) is just fun dancing and not “whoa sex alert.” The language is pretty tame.
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Wilbur Turnblad: Obtuse?
.Velma Von Tussle: Yes, obtuse!^ Other minor things: Yes, Mrs Von Tussle says in a song that she “screwed the judges” in one line of one song.
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Wilbur Turnblad: I flunked geometry…
Velma Von Tussle: …yeah, well, and biology too, no doubt!

.Wilbur Turnblad: (to a sobbing Edna, who thinks that he has been cheating on her) Honey, it took me five years to figure out you were flirting!^ I think got a kick out of EDNA as mom.
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How could I ever?

Link Larkin: I was just at home, practicing my new twist on “The Twist”, when I overheard it on the news. I can’t believe Tracy savagely bludgeoned an Eagle Scout. That’s just not like her.
Edna Turnblad: But it’s not true! I was there! He didn’t even bleed.

Penny Pingleton: Oh, Seaweed, you do care! I was afraid the colors of our skin would keep us apart.
Seaweed J. Stubbs: No…but these knots might. (still trying to untie her) Was your mom in the Navy?

Little Inez: (singing) Seaweed’s got a girlfriend!
Seaweed J. Stubbs: Shut up!
Little Inez: You.
Motormouth Maybelle: (to Seaweed and Penny) Oh, so this is love? .(pauses, then smiles) Well, love is a gift — a lot of people don’t remember that.^ I mean, if we don't be “accepting” (loving), as is the theme of the movie, we will wind up looking like, and well, being the hypocrite the friends mother is portrayed as.
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So you two better brace yourselves for a whole lotta ugly comin’ at you from a never-ending parade of stupid.
Penny Pingleton: (deadpans) So, you’ve met my mom?

Police Chief: (while on the lookout for Tracy) I doubt she’ll risk incarceration to win some beauty pageant.
Velma Von Tussle: (to herself) I risked communicable diseases. She’ll certainly risk jail.

Amber Von Tussle: I lost, Mom. Let’s just deal with it!
Velma Von Tussle: (as she pulls the tallies out of her brassiere) No, you did not lose! You cannot have lost because I switched the damn tallies!
Edna Turnblad: (standing behind a live television camera) Smile, Ms. Crab Meat! You’re on Candid Camera!
.Wilbur Turnblad: That was a good shot, don’t you think?^ Hairspray” is extremely well done, and if you like to laugh and tap your feet to the music and feel good then I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
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Cameraman: Not bad!

Velma Von Tussle: Corny, do something. This show is turning to gumbo!
Corny Collins: Not a chance, Velma. This is the future.

Penny Pingleton: I am now a checkerboard chick! (kisses Seaweed)
Prudy Pingleton: (watching on TV) Penny, no! (tumbles over the coffee table)

Penny Pingleton: Without that show I have nothing.
Prudy Pingleton: Having nothing builds character!

.Amber Von Tussle: You have to vote for a person, Corny, not one of the Himalayas.^ Other minor things: Yes, Mrs Von Tussle says in a song that she “screwed the judges” in one line of one song.
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Corny Collins: Always the charmer, Amber.

Taglines

  • For anyone who wanted something bigger, there comes a time to break all the rules.
  • Get ready for something big July 20th!
  • In July 2007, are you ready for something big?
  • It was a time of tradition, a time of values, and a time…to shake things up.
  • On July 20th, the summer blockbuster is getting a whole new look.
  • Remember when a movie can make you dream, make you dance, and make you feel on top of the world?
  • This Summer, when you follow your own beat, there is no limit to how far you can go.
  • When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you.
  • Who’s who behind the do?
  • You Can’t Stop The Beat…July 2007

Cast

Trivia

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  • The irony of casting John Travolta (Danny Zuko from Grease) as Edna Turnblad and Michelle Pfeiffer (Stephanie Zinone from Grease 2) as Velma Von Tussle was not lost on anyone.
  • Nikki Blonsky's film début.^ If you are looking for a comedy like the original John Waters film or you think John Travolta will dazzle you like he did in “Grease,” then save your money because you will probably be disappointed.
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    ^ The casting was great, except John Travolta who was totally freaking me out.
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    ^ Why oh why was John Travolta cast to play the mother??
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    .She was chosen out of a nationwide talent search and was actually surprised by director/choreographer Adam Shankman via a live video feed at Cold Stone Creamery where she worked.
  • On an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show Nikki Blonsky revealed that the first thing that John Travolta told her on the set was "Come to Momma!"
  • Zac Efron (Link Larkin) commuted back and forth from Toronto to Los Angeles to do the soundtrack for High School Musical 2.^ Disney's High School Musical 2 will open at...
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    ^ It had a great high school musical background.
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    ^ The musical production team behind High School Musical Live on Stage!
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    However, some of the Hairspray soundtrack was recorded in the same studio.
  • Link's signature "wink-and-click" gesture was something that Zac came up with on his own. Shankman liked it so much that he asked him to do it often on the film. .Zac even did it on at least one occasion in High School Musical 2.
  • It took four hours of makeup daily to put John Travolta into the thirty-pound body suit to play Edna Turnblad.
  • The hairstyles and bunches for the cast members took an average of three hours to do.
  • Amanda Bynes (Penny Pingleton) constantly sucked on lollipops.^ Disney's High School Musical 2 will open at...
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    ^ Why oh why was John Travolta cast to play the mother??
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    ^ It had a great high school musical background.
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    Her father, a dentist, expressed concern about it. .She assured him that she was not really eating them when in reality she ate them all.
  • Several deleted scenes included: Edna being arrested at the protest, Tracy singing "I Can Wait" in the bomb shelter of Penny's basement, and Velma being arrested near the end of "You Can't Stop the Beat". They can all be seen on the DVD.
  • The song "The New Girl in Town" was originally written for the Broadway show and it was cut during its pre-Broadway run but it was included in the film version.^ Have you ever been to a Broadway show?
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    ^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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    ^ The new version of the film is based on New Line’s hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.
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    .This was done to give Brittany Snow (Amber Von Tussle) a chance to sing and to show Negro Day, something that the other adaptations never did.
  • The song "You Can't Stop the Beat" was nicknamed "You Can't Stop to Breathe" by the cast due to the song's length, the near-nonstop dancing, and the large amount of words sung.
  • The songs "It Takes Two" and "Ladies' Choice", both sung by Link, were written for the stage and film respectively, even though the coda for the first song was only heard on film.^ After impressing Corny, the show’s host, Tracy earns a coveted spot on the program, but when she becomes a popular addition to the cast she earns the wrath of the prettiest girl in school, Amber (Brittany Snow)—a girl whose mother Velma Von Tussle ( Michelle Pfeiffer , after a five year screen absence), just happens to operate the local television station, WYZT, that hosts the Corny Collins Show.
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    ^ Hairspray is perfect for men and women of all ages and for first-time theatre guests to seasoned patrons, so reward yourself with the event tickets of your choice and get ready to enjoy an evening you'll remember forever.
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    ^ I thought it was a good family flick that shows that all people are equal: big and small, black and white, etc and that when you really believe in something you have to stand for it even if it is unacceptable in the public’s eyes… such as Tracy marching with her black friends or hugging them much to the dismay of some others.
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    .It can be heard on the CD soundtrack.
  • Because Zac's voice was blended with Drew Seeley's in High School Musical, he got the chance to show his talents on his own with Hairspray.^ Disney's High School Musical 2 will open at...
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    ^ It had a great high school musical background.
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    ^ Hairspray is the tale of an unfashionably large girl who finds fame and romance on a TV talent show and manages to take on racial segregation while doing so.
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    .In High School Musical 2 he was the singing voice of Troy Bolton.
  • During a break in the filming, John Travolta led the cast in "Summer Loving" and "Greased Lightning" from Grease.^ It had a great high school musical background.
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    ^ Set in Baltimore during the 1960s dance TV craze, a zaftig high school hairhopper, Tracy Turnblad,...
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    ^ I went with the family expecting a “High School Musical” type of atmosphere.
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    Amanda and Zac were so excited that they texted all of their friends. .Zac sent pages and pictures to his High School Musical cast mates who were on tour at that time.
  • The added reprise of "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful" was done at Michelle Pfeiffer's suggestion to replace a scripted scene so that she could have another chance to sing.
  • Unlike the Broadway show, neither Amber nor Velma take active parts in "You Can't Stop the Beat.”
  • For "Run and Tell That”, a 1959 GMC school bus was cut into nine pieces to facilitate the dance number.^ Disney's High School Musical 2 will open at...
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    ^ Have you ever been to a Broadway show?
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    ^ It had a great high school musical background.
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    .Ironically, the white kids sat at the back of the bus.
  • The Broadway song "Mama I'm a Big Girl Now" was reluctantly cut from the movie.^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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    It was set to be a three-way song involving Tracy, Penny, and Amber with their mothers. .The producers felt that it could not be done without a three-way split screen and it would deviate from the movie.^ So maybe this movie could be a good way to explain to our kids to love the sinner, hate the sin.
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    ^ Always have been (since age 12) and for 18 years I have gone to movies without seeing positive portrayals of people like me on the screen.
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    ^ I am saved and sure… and would only think someone stuck in legalism could have a problem with anything about this movie.
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    .The song, however, was recorded featuring Nikki Blonsky, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and Marissa Jaret Winokur from the Broadway show.
  • The dress that Penny wears in "You Can't Stop the Beat" was made from the curtains in her room.^ Nominated for a record-setting 11 Laurence Olivier Awards , Hairspray's Tony Award-winning score features such hits as “Good Morning Baltimore” , “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” .
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    ^ This Broadway show is based on the movie Hairspray (1988) by John Waters.
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    ^ The Broadway tickets featuring this blockbuster musical have been incredibly popular, and ticket sales for Hairspray set numerous international records.
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    .It was homage to Disney films where dresses were made from curtains and blankets.
  • Pulp Fiction Reference:
    • Just before going out onto the floor in "You Can't Stop the Beat" Edna gives Velma the Batusi.^ You Can't Stop The Beat ("Hairspray") .
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      She also does that to a cop in the deleted scenes portion of the DVD.
    • When Edna says, "If you want to be famous, learn how to take blood out of car upholstery", it is a reference to the Harvey Keitel character.

Cameo Appearances

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  • John Waters, director and writer of the original Hairspray and executive producer of the 2007 remake, was "the flasher who lives next door".
  • Mink Stole, Tammy in the 1988 film, was one of the women flashed by John Waters.
  • Choreographers Anne Fletcher, Zach Woodlee, and Joey Pizzi were the nurse, the teacher in the smoking lounge (whose doughnut Tracy takes), and the Driver's Ed teacher respectively in "I Can Hear the Bells".
  • Choreographer Jamal Sims was one of the protesters in "I Know Where I've Been". He was the one on Edna's left.
  • Set director Joey O'Brien was The Corny Collins Show director.
  • Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake (the original Tracy in the 1988 film), and composer Mark Shaiman were the William Morris talent agents.^ This Broadway show is based on the movie Hairspray (1988) by John Waters.
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    ^ The music and lyrics of Hairspray are composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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    ^ The story is about a plump teenager girl Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on a local TV dance program called The Corny Collins Show.
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    Note Shaiman's out-of-time beard and hair.
  • Shawn Thompson, Corny Collins in the original 1988 film, was the reporter outside of the studio.

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