|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 18 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
|Edition||Shake & shimmy ed., widescreen version.|
Blonsky, Nikki, 1988-
Travolta, John, 1954-
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-
Queen Latifah, 1970-
Walken, Christopher, 1943-
Bynes, Amanda, 1986-
Marsden, James, 1973-
Snow, Brittany, 1986-
New Line Cinema Corporation.
Ingenious Film Partners (Firm)
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney.
Director of photography, Bojan Bazelli ; editor, Michael Tronick ; music, Marc Shaiman ; costume designer, Rita Ryack ; production designer, David Gropman ; choreography, Adam Shankman.
Rated PG; for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking.
In English, with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Based on the 1988 screenplay by John Waters and the 2002 musical play by Mark O'Donnell.
Special features: Disc one: Jump to a song with optional sing along lyric track; "Step-by-step: the dances of Hairspray" featurette; audio commentary with director Adam Shankman and Nikki Blonsky; audio commentary with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Moran; "Hairspray extensions:" multi-view experience of dance scenes: "Nicest kids in town;" "(The legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs;" "Ladies choice;" "Welcome to the 60s;" "Run & tell that;" "You can't stop the beat;" The golden compass" preview. Disc two: 5 deleted scenes: 'Tracy's never-before seen musical number, "I can wait;" 'Edna gets arrested;' 'Welcome to the 60s alternate street segment', 'You can't stop the beat: alternate version;' 'Big, blonde, and beautiful' (reprise - Velma only version); deleted scenes commentary with director Adam Shankman and Nikki Blonsky; "You can't stop the beat: The long journey of Hairspray'" theatrical trailer.
DVD; Region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 EX surround; Dolby digital 6.0 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
Hollywood Film Festival, 2007: Hollywood Film Award - Ensemble of the Year.
2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.