Hairspray (1988)

Plot summary

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Hairspray is a musical set in 1962 Baltimore.

Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonksy) spends all of her time watching the Corny Collins (James Marsden) show, a dance-a-thon with Link Larkin (Zac Efron) as its main star along with his girlfriend, Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow) whose scheming mother, Velma (Michelle Pfieffer), controls all the votes for the Miss Hairspray crown.

Velma says no to Tracy being part of the show because of her size and her height, but Corny sees her at the school and lets her be part of the show.

Tracy creates a few enemies with her views on segregation, her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes) falls in love with Seaweed (Elijah Kelley), who taught Tracy her dance moves and Link starts falling fall her.


Continuity mistake: During the "Limbo Rock" segment, the scene changes from shots of the council members dancing at Tilted Acres to Penny and Tracey's parents watching it on TV. The queue of the council members waiting in line to go under the pole changes between shots.

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Tracy Turnblad: Mama, welcome to the sixties.

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