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This article is about the 1983 film. For other uses, see. Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by, adrian Lyne.
It was the first collaboration of producers. Don Simpson and, jerry Bruckheimer, and the presentation of some sequences in the style of music videos was an influence on other 1980s films including.
Top Gun (1986 Simpson and Bruckheimer's most famous production. Flashdance opened to negative reviews by professional critics, but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest-grossing film of 1983 in the United States. 3 4, it had a worldwide box-office gross of more than 100 million.
5, its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, including ". Maniac " (performed by, michael Sembello and the, academy Award winning ". What a Feeling " (performed by, irene Cara which was written for the film.
Contents, alexandra "Alex" Owens jennifer Beals ) is an eighteen-year-old welder at a steel mill. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who lives with her dog Grunt in a converted warehouse. Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal dance training, and works as a exotic dancer by night at Mawby's, a neighborhood bar and grill which hosts a nightly cabaret.
Lacking family, Alex jennifer forms bonds with her coworkers at Mawby's, some of whom also aspire to greater artistic achievements. Jeanie ( Sunny Johnson a waitress, is training to be a figure skater, while her boyfriend, short-order cook Richie ( Kyle. Heffner wishes to become a stand up comic.
One night, Alex catches the eye of customer Nick Hurley ( Michael Nouri the owner of the steel mill where she works. After learning that Alex is one of his employees, Nick begins to pursue her on the job, though Alex turns down his advances at first. Alex is also approached by Johnny.
( Lee Ving who wants Alex to dance at his nearby strip club, Zanzibar. After seeking counsel from her mentor Hanna Long ( Lilia Skala a retired ballerina, Alex attempts to apply to the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory. Alex becomes intimidated by the scope of the application process, which includes listing all prior dance experience and education, and she leaves without applying.