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Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Musicals DVD Hairspray
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Musicals
Call Number  DVD Hairspray
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiovisual CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Audiovisual
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
Additional Information
Subjects Dance -- United States -- Drama.
Overweight persons -- United States -- Drama.
High school students -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Teen television programs -- United States -- Drama.
Mass media and race relations -- United States -- Drama.
Nineteen sixties -- Drama.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :New Line Productions :2009
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Edition Deluxe ed., Widescreen.
Other Titles Screenplays.
Contributors Zadan, Craig, producer.
Meron, Neil, approximately 1955- producer.
Dixon, Leslie, screenwriter.
Shankman, Adam, director, choreographer.
Shaiman, Marc, composer, lyricist.
Wittman, Scott, lyricist.
Travolta, John, 1954- actor.
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957- actor.
Walken, Christopher, 1943- actor.
Bynes, Amanda, 1986- actor.
Marsden, James, 1973- actor.
Queen Latifah, 1970- actor.
Snow, Brittany, 1986- actor.
Efron, Zac, actor.
Janney, Allison, actor.
Blonsky, Nikki, 1988- actor.
Waters, John, 1946- Screenplays.
O'Donnell, Mark. Hairspray.
Meehan, Thomas, contributor.
New Line Cinema Corporation, production company.
Ingenious Film Partners (Firm), production company.
Zadan/Meron (Firm), production company.
Offspring Entertainment, production company.
New Line Productions, Inc., publisher.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Participants/Performers John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Nikki Blonsky.
Other Contributors Music by Marc Shaiman ; lyrics by Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman ; costume designer, Rita Ryack ; edited by Michael Tronick ; production designer, David Gropman ; director of photography, Bojan Bazelli.
Audience MPAA rating: PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking.
Language English
In English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the 1988 screenplay written by John Waters and the 2002 musical stage play book by Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman.
Special features include: two commentaries; five featurettes.
System Details DVD; dual-layer format; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX.
Description 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780780659810
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