Hairspray (1988 movie)

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Hairspray
Directed by John Waters
Produced by John Waters
Robert Shaye
Rachel Talalay
Written by John Waters
Starring Ricki Lake
Michael St. Gerard
Debbie Harry
Sonny Bono
Divine
Jerry Stiller
Shawn Thompson
Leslie Ann Powers
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Clayton Prince
Ruth Brown
Mink Stole
Music by Kenny Vance
Cinematography David Insley
Editing by Janice Hampton
Studio Palace Pictures
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) February 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)
Running time 92 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million
Money made $8,271,108

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Hairspray is a 1988 American musical teen comedy movie. It was produced by John Waters, Robert Shaye and Rachel Talalay and was directed by Waters. In 2002 a Broadway musical of the same name was made. In 2007, the Broadway musical was turned into a movie. Set in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, it is about teenager Tracy Turnblad who pursues stardom as a dancer on a local television show and rallies against racial segregation.

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