The 'Flashdance' Quiz

The 'Flashdance' Quiz
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About This Quiz

"Flashdance" didn't exactly receive a warm reception from the critics back in the day, but it became a cult classic and survived as a fabulous relic of '80s dance and fashion. How much do you know about "Flashdance"? Take this quiz to find out.
What year did "Flashdance" come out?
1981
1983
"Flashdance" hit theaters in April 1983.
1985

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Who directed "Flashdance"?
Adrian Lyne
English director Adrian Lyne helmed "Flashdance."
Paul Verhoeven
Joel Schumacher

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This is NOT one of the other movies that Adrian Lyne directed in the '80s.
"Fatal Attraction"
"9 1/2 Weeks"
"Angel Heart"
Lyne did not direct "Angel Heart."

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"Flashdance" was the first collaboration for the famed production team of Don Simpson and _______.
Samuel Goldwyn
Brian Grazer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Simpson and Bruckheimer would go on to produce "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Rock."

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True or false: The song "Maniac" was originally written for the movie "Maniac."
true
The song "Maniac" was a lot more brutal at first — it was written for the 1980 slasher of the same name.
false

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The "Flashdance" theme ("What a Feeling") and this song from the soundtrack both topped the charts in 1983.
"Gloria"
"Maniac"
Michael Sembello's "Maniac" also hit No. 1.
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

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Irene Cara, who sang "What a Feeling," also sang the theme to this other '80s film.
"Fame"
Cara hit it big in 1980 with "Fame."
"Dirty Dancing"
"Footloose"

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Who's the main character in "Flashdance"?
Chris Martin
Alex Owens
Alexandra "Alex" Owens is the heroine.
Debbie Grant

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What's Alex's day job?
welder
Eighteen-year-old Alex is a welder by day.
firefighter
carpenter

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What's Alex's night job?
dance teacher
convenience store cashier
exotic dancer
Alex is an exotic dancer by night.

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What's her dream job?
fashion designer
ballerina
Alex aspires to be a ballerina.
actress

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Where does "Flashdance" take place?
Cleveland
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Alex lives in Pittsburgh.

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What is Alex's dog's name?
Ron
Grunt
Alex's drooling pup answers to "Grunt."
Dude

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What's the name of the club where Alex dances?
Mawby's
Mawby's is a bar and grill by day, exotic cabaret by night.
Landry's
Tillman's

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Who's Alex's best friend at Mawby's?
Randie
Jeanie
Jeanie is Alex's dancer girlfriend.
Allie

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And what is Jeanie's dream job?
makeup artist
hair stylist
figure skater
Jeanie dreams of being a figure skater, but a fall puts an end to that.

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Who is Alex's boyfriend?
Pete
Richie
At the beginning of the movie, Alex is dating Richie, who wants to be a stand-up comedian.
Nick

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Who is Nick Hurley?
Alex's neighbor
Alex's dance teacher
Alex's boss
Alex is swept away by Nick Hurley, the owner of the steel mill where she works.

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How much older is Nick than Alex?
10 years
18 years
It's not spelled out in the movie, but Michael Nouri is 18 years older than Jennifer Beals.
26 years

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Who is Alex's mentor?
Hanna
Alex receives sage advice from retired ballerina Hanna, who unfortunately dies suddenly.
Ekaterina
Sofia

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What's the name of the strip club that the evil Johnny C. owns?
Mozambique
Zanzibar
Johnny C. wants Alex to dance at Zanzibar.
Tanzania

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Why does Alex throw a rock through Nick's window?
She thinks he's with another woman.
Alex does see Nick with another woman, but he tells her later it was a nonromantic encounter with his ex-wife.
She thinks he stole money from her.
She thinks he's spreading rumors about her.

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Does Alex finally become a ballerina?
yes
Of course she does. Her wild and unconventional audition wins them over.
no

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Who was one of the finalists for the role of Alex?
Kim Basinger
Madonna
Demi Moore
Jennifer Beals reportedly beat out Demi Moore for the role.

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Which rock star was in the running to play Nick?
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons apparently turned down the role of Nick because he didn't think it was tough enough.
Mick Jagger
David Bowie

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How many body doubles did Jennifer Beals have during filming?
none
two
three
Beals had three stand-ins for her dance scenes.

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How many of them were female?
none
one
two
Two of Beals' uncredited body doubles were women, and the other one was the break-dancer Crazy Legs.

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True or false: "Flashdance" received generally positive reviews from critics when it was released.
true
false
Roger Ebert didn't take favorably to the movie, and it's got a pretty bad rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The "Flashdance" screenwriter paid a construction worker/dancer in Toronto named Maureen Marder for her life story. How much?
nothing
$2,300
Screenwriter Tom Hedley claimed that he didn't use Marder's information, but she was paid $2,300 to sign over her life story.
$23,000

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In 2003, Maureen Marder unsuccessfully sued this singer over her "Flashdance"-inspired video.
Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears
Jennifer Lopez
Marder claimed that she was a copyright holder on the film and that Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Glad" video violated the copyright.

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