Hairspray (1988) - Details
Set in the swinging sixties, this high camp comedy stars luminous Ricki Lake as "Tracy Turnblad," a high spirited, high school student whose fancy footwork transforms her from Baltimore's resident teen outcast, to the outstanding star of a local television dance show. Along the way, Tracy uses her star power to fight prejudice, and support integration-much to the dismay of her bigoted arch rival, snooty Amber Von Tossell" (Colleen Fitzpatrick), who-with the aide of her equally evil parents, played by Sonny Bono and Debby Harry, plot to help Amber defeat Tracy. Filled with several sparkling dance sequences, and a saucy script, this is one sweet "Cinderella" story sure to have viewers literally dancing in the aisles!
- 26th February 1988 - US Release
- 8th June 1988 - France Release
- 15th July 1988 - Sweden Release
- 2nd December 1988 - Finland Release