PG | | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Edna Turnblad.
Oh, oh, oh, woke up today, feeling the way I always do. Oh, oh, oh, hungry for something that I can't eat. Then I hear that beat. That rhythm of town starts calling me down. It's like a message from high above. Oh, oh, oh, pulling me out to the ...
During "I Know Where I've Been", when Motormouth Maybelle sings "To just sit still would be a sin", she sheds a tear. The camera pans out to a crowd scene and comes back and the tear is gone.
In an alternate ending on the Hairspray DVD, Corny Collins convinces the police chief to arrest Velma von Tussle during the "You Can't Stop the Beat" finale. In addition, Amber von Tussle reforms her ways and dances with one of the "Negro Day" dancers during the final refrain of the song.
£2,045,912 (UK) (22 July 2007)
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