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When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry).

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Rated: PG
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Waters
Screenwriter: John Waters
Cast: Colleen Fitzpatrick
Mink Stole
Sonny Bono
Ricki Lake
Ruth Brown
Debbie Harry
Pia Zadora
Ric Ocasek
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