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Release Date: July 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2007

PG|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Cast: John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer

Director: Adam Shankman

Genres: Musical comedy, Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Rivalry, Heartwarming, Underdog, Best friend, Father, Love, 1960s, Mother, Competition, Inspiring

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  • John Travolta takes on John Waters in Hairspray, and the result is anything but a drag in this appealingly goofy, all-singing, all-dancing screen adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 film. show more

  • In the musical numbers, where by rights Mr. Travolta should shine, he's almost out-danced and certainly out-charmed by Edna's better half, Wilbur (Christopher Walken), who is one of the movie's great assets, an oasis of calm amid the twisting and shouting. show more

  • A rocking, rollicking crowd-pleaser. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical