Release Date: August 21st, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 5th, 2002
PG|1 hr 30 min
When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry).
Director: John Waters
Production Co: New Line Cinema
Distributors: Image Entertainment Inc.