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Three years after she rocked the movie industry with MY BRILLIANT CAREER, director Gillian Armstrong again brought the world to its feet with this unexpected musical comedy smash. Jo Kennedy stars as quirky young singer Jackie Mullens, who along with her 14-year-old manager/songwriter/ cousin Angus (Ross ODonovan) will go to any outrageous lengths to chase their dreams of pop stardom. Oscar® winner Geoffrey Rush (SHINE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) makes one of his very first screen appearances in this acclaimed combination of delightful old-school story and explosive new wave musical that was nominated for three Australian Academy Awards including Best Original Music Score and features songs by Tim Finn and Phil Judd of legendary pop-rock band Split Enz.
'High Voltage Fun!' --David Denby, New York Magazine
'The last film with music to leave an audience filled with this much pure happiness was A HARD DAY'S NIGHT!' --'Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
- Puttin' on the Show - Interviews with Director Gillian Armstrong, Producer David Elfick and Cinematographer Russell Boyd
- Screenwriter Reflects - Interview with Writer Stephen MacLean
- Alternate, Extended & Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailers
- Poster & Still Gallery
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Update 12/31/05: I am thrilled this movie has been re-released with a two disc special edition. It is still a favorite even after all these years. Now, I can stop wearing out the VHS tape I have. However, like other reviewers, I want to know...where is the CD soundtrack?! My album is just about worn out. Bring on the CD!!
09/30/06: STILL waiting for the soundtrack to be released on CD. Who do we have to petition/cajole/threaten to get the soundtrack released on CD?
04/26/08: Seriously... is there any chance that I will be able to purchase this soundtrack on CD or as an MP3 before I'm eligible for Social Security? (still waiting......) :-)
07/08/09 tap-tap....is this thing on? ...haven't gone away. There simply MUST be a soundtrack released.
12/21/10: Just checking in on my more or less annual rant. What do we want? Starstruck soundtrack on CD or MP3! When do we want it? NOW!
08/13/12: Come on iTunes!!Read more ›
Also, if you're a fan of the movie or of director Gillian Armstrong, you'll enjoy the interviews. Gillian Armstrong talks somewhat wistfully about how she rejected two other "unknown" bands to do the soundtrack (INXS and Men at Work), both of whom went on to be huge hits in America about 6 months after the movie opened to modest business in the US. As she notes in her interview, this movie probably never really caught on with the teen audience in the US because "they don't go to foreign movies" and "at the time they couldn't imagine that there was any new wave music in Australia."
The audio commentary from the producer is an interesting insight on the movie-making business; he spends a lot of his time explaining what it took to get a movie made in Australia at the time (e.g., fund-raising from investors was driven by a mix of government funding and favorable tax laws for investors), and how it affected the creative process. Very different from most of the audio commentary tracks on the other movies.
All in all, a lot of fun.
If you listen to the commentary during the movie you will hear the director lammenting about how INXS was one of the bands possible for the movie and they instead went with the Swingers, with the future leads of Crowded House and Phil Judd. Thank god they went with the Swingers, their music style matches the entire rest of the movie to a tee. Had INXS been the band they used the whole movies feel would have suffered. The music in this is one of the major keys to its success and I find it funny that the director has missed this point. She should be thankful they went with the Swingers, otherwise this movie would be long forgotten. Phil Judd is a extremely quirky guy, and his screen persona matched this surreal movie very well along with his phenomenal mix of pop classics. The songs on this movie such as Monkey in Me, Body and Soul, Starstruck, One Good Reason (which can be found on "Counting the Beat" a Swingers CD that was recently available on Amazon), I want to live in a Box.
This movie came together as good as possible, despite the director. Thank god we cannot go back, and it seems that hindsite may not always be 20/20.
Now what do we need? THE SOUNDTRACK!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A rare movie that I have found and extremely happy to have found it on Amazon. Delivery was great and no damagesPublished 1 month ago by Rebecca champ
...absolutely brilliant, LOVED IT, it's just as I remembered it!!!
If Starstruck were simply a cheap, fast 80s musical, it would be long forgotten. But the film has a solid script, fine acting, terrific choreography and songs, and is not at all... Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by DW
You don't. You loose. Your life is not complete without this. It's that good. Don't be a tool. Buy this.Published on February 18, 2014 by P. Stone
First saw this movie in the 80's when I was a kid. It is not well know but, it left a definite impression me.
Happy to have it in my off beat DVD collection.
An excellent 2 DVD set of this wonderful 1982 musical. The story about a young girl seeking fame takes a back seat to Jo Kennedy's sparkling performance. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by wilcox660
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