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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

Summary: '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.
Runtime: 92 min
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 5, 2002
Director Credit
John Waters Director
Writer Credit
John Waters Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Divine Edna Turnblad/Arvin Hodgepile
Ruth Brown Motormouth Maybelle
Sonny Bono Franklin Von Tussle
Cast Credit
Clayton Prince Seaweed
Colleen Fitzpatrick Amber Von Tussle
Deborah Harry Velma Von Tussle
Jerry Stiller Wilbur Turnblad
Joann Havrilla Prudence Pingleton
Leslie Ann Powers Penny Pingleton
Michael St. Gerard Link Larkin
Mink Stole Tammy
Pia Zadora Beatnik Chick (Special Apperances)
Ric Ocasek Beatnik Cat (Special Apperances)
Ricki Lake Tracy Turnblad
Shawn Thompson Corny Collins
Producer Credit
John Waters Co-Producer
Pat Moran Associate Producer
Rachel Talalay Producer
Robert Maier Line Producer
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Sara Risher Executive Producer
Stanley F. Buchthal Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: