Directed By Adrian Lyne
Screenplay By Joe Eszterhas, Tom Hedley
Cast Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Sunny Johnson, Lilia Skala
Produced By Don Simpson, Peter Guber, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Peters, Lynda Rosen Obst, Peter Guber
Film Editing By Walt Mulconery, Bud Smith
Cinematography By Donald Peterman
Music By Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara, Michael Sembello, Helen St. John, Joe Esposito, Karen Kamon, Donna Summer, Cycle V

Simpson/Bruckheimer, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


United States



Release Date

April 15, 1983


95 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures

Budget $7,000,000
Gross $201,463,574


Alexendra Owens is a bar welder by day and a exotic dancer by night. Alex wants to get into a professional dance academy and become a ballerina, but her fear of failure is keeping her from auditioning. When her boss falls for her, he tries to help her achieve her goal.


  • Jennifer Beals as Alexandra "Alex" Owens
  • Michael Nouri as Nick Hurley
  • Lilia Skala as Hanna Long
  • Sunny Johnson as Jeanie Szabo
  • Kyle T. Heffner as Richie
  • Lee Ving as Johnny C.
  • Ron Karabatsos as Jake Mawby
  • Belinda Bauer as Katie Hurley
  • Malcolm Danare as Cecil
  • Phil Bruns as Frank Szabo
  • Micole Mercurio as Rosemary Szabo
  • Lucy Lee Flippin as Secretary
  • Don Brockett as Pete
  • Cynthia Rhodes as Tina Tech
  • Durga McBroom as Heels
  • Stacey Pickren as Margo
  • Liz Sagal as Sunny
  • Marine Jahan as Alexandra Owens (dance double)



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