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Rated
PG
Runtime 92 min
Ratings
98% critics Rotten Tomatoes
80% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Release 02/26/88
Actors Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry
Directors John Waters
'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Release 02/26/88
Actors Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry
Directors John Waters
'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.