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Summary In Hairspray, Tracy Turnblad uses her huge hair, big grin and great moves to become the queen of the local TV dance revue, using her newfound popularity to fight for integration in 1962's Baltimore. [New Line Cinema]

Directed By: John Waters

Written By: John Waters

Hairspray

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
77
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary In Hairspray, Tracy Turnblad uses her huge hair, big grin and great moves to become the queen of the local TV dance revue, using her newfound popularity to fight for integration in 1962's Baltimore. [New Line Cinema]

Directed By: John Waters

Written By: John Waters

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Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
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93% Positive
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7% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
6.8
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13% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
6.8
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Production Company New Line Cinema, Stanley F. Buchthal, Robert Shaye Production
Release Date Feb 26, 1988
Duration 1 h 32 m
Rating PG
Tagline It's way beyond Grease.
Film Independent Spirit Awards
6 Nominations
National Film Preservation Board, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Sundance Film Festival
1 Nomination