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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Sonny Bono
Ruth Brown
Divine
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Directors
John Waters
Screenwriters
John Waters
Running Time
90 minutes

Hairspray


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Plot
Baltimore, 1962. Chubby Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) is devoted to 'The Corny Collins Show', a local pop program in which white teens dance to cleaned-up black music. Tracy fights her way onto the show and leads a crusade for integrated television that soon sparks off riots in the local carnival.


Verdict
Thoroughly deserving of its cult status


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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