PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Pia Zadora was offered the role of Amber von Tussle but she was unable to commit due to scheduling conflicts. Writer-director John Waters was adamant that she appear in the film, so she cleared two days to shoot a cameo as the Beatnick Chick.
Come on! Come on!
Penny Pingleton: Okay, all right.
Tracy Turnblad: Will you hurry up?
The announcer for the 6:00 news gives the date as "Friday, June 5, 1962". In 1962, June 5 was a Tuesday.
During the ending credits, there are footsteps moving to the beat of the song playing in the background.
The main title credits in the Italian version mis-spell Ric Ocasek's name as "Rock Ocasek"
$577,287 (USA) (28 February 1988)