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Can't Stop the Music Details

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Glitz producer Allan Carr tries to cash in on the late-'70s disco boom with Can't Stop the Music -- a film of such Brobdingnagian banality that it almost in itself stopped the disco movement cold. Comedienne Nancy Walker directed this musical chronicle, purporting to relate the legend of the formation of the disco group The Village People. Valerie Perrine is Samantha Simpson, a helpful ex-model who attempts to get her roommate, Jack Morrell's (Steve Guttenberg), songwriting career off the ground by assembling a motley group of her Greenwich Village friends (The Village People) together to cut a demo tape of Jack's ditties. All Samantha has to do is charm the square lawyer Ron White (Bruce Jenner) in order to get him to listen to The Village People's scintillating disco strains. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:June 20, 1980

Cast

Ray Simpson
as Policeman
Valerie Perrine
as Samantha Simpson
Steve Guttenberg
as Jack Morell
David Hodo
as Construction Worker
Felipe Rose
as Indian
June Havoc
as Helen Morell
Barbara Rush
as Norma White
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Claudia Walters
Bruce Jenner
as Ron White
Paul Sand
as Steve Waits
Tammy Grimes
as Sydney Channing
Altovise Davis
as Alicia Edwards
Marilyn Sokol
as Lulu Brecht
Russell Nype
as Richard Montgomery
Jack Weston
as Benny Murray
Dick Patterson
as Record Store Manager
Bobo Lewis
as Bread Woman
Paula Trueman
as Stickup Lady
Portia Nelson
as Law Office Receptionist

Crew

Nancy Walker
Director
Allan Carr
Producer
Henri Belolo
Producer
Jacques Morali
Producer
Neil Machlis
Producer
Allan Carr
Screenwriter
Bronte Woodard
Screenwriter
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Henri Belolo
Songwriter
Horace Ott
Musical Arrangement
Jacques Morali
Songwriter
Jacques Morali
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Hendrickson
Production Designer
Harold Michelson
Art Director
Marvin March
Set Designer
William S. Beasley
First Assistant Director
Arlene Phillips
Choreography
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