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|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies|
Adam Shankman's adaptation of the stage musical Hairspray, itself an adaptation of the non-musical John Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program. While her father (Christopher Walken) tells her to follow her dreams, her mother Edna (John Travolta in drag) reminds her that she doesn't look like the girls on that show. After impressing the show's host (James Marsden), Tracy earns a coveted spot on the program, but when she becomes a popular addition to the cast, she earns the wrath of the prettiest girl in school -- a girl whose mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) just happens to operate the local television station. Tracy's visit to detention hall opens her eyes to the racial tension on the show, as does the budding relationship between her best friend (Amanda Bynes) and an African-American boy named Seaweed (Elijah Kelley). Thus empowered, Tracy attempts to integrate the races on her favorite program. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
It's 1962 and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams, has only one passion in life - to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen-dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron). But with the program's scheming stage manager (Michelle Pfeiffer) against her, trend-setting Tracy will need the help of her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes), her bighearted mother (John Travolta) and sassy co-host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) to show the world that all it takes to make a dream come true is a toe-tappin' beat and a little Hairspray
High school students
-- Conduct of life
Overweight persons -- United States -- Drama.
Dance -- United States -- Drama.
Mass media and race relations -- United States -- Drama.
Teen television programs -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :New Line Home Entertainment :2007
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Travolta, John, 1954-
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-
Walken, Christopher, 1943-
Bynes, Amanda, 1986-
Marsden, James, 1973-
Queen Latifah, 1970-
Snow, Brittany, 1986-
Blonsky, Nikki, 1988-
Waters, John, 1946-
Ingenious Film Partners (Firm)
New Line Cinema Corporation.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Alison, Janney, Nikki Blonsky.
Director of photography, Bojan Bazelli ; editor, Michael Tronick ; music, Marc Shaiman ; lyrics by Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman ; costume designer, Rita Ryack ; production designer, David Gropman.
MPAA rating: PG; for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking.
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the 1988 screenplay by John Waters and the musical play by Mark O'Donnell.
Special features: sneak peek of "The golden compass."
DVD; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital; 5.1 EX surround, stereo surround sound.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.