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Starstruck - Bondiwood

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1982 | 105 mins | G

The Story:

The girl just wants to be a star. The trials and tribulations of Jackie Mullins on her way to the top with the help of her scheming cousin and manager , 14 year old Angus. Australia’s most fun musical.


Brace yourself for a radiant surprise “Starstruck”. No sweet nostalgia here. Gillian Armstrong’s much underrated satire was a breakthrough in 1982. Written by Stephen Maclean who incorporated elements of his own working class Melbourne family with his acute observations of the music scene as a journalist of Go Set magazine this is a breath of fresh air, uninhibited and joyful.


"Gillian Armstrong’s STARSTRUCK is a brilliant bombshell of a film, perhaps the first satire thrown up by Australian cinema’s New Wave ." Neil Jillett The Age 12/4/1982

The last film with music to leave an audience filled with this much pure happiness and with a combination of affection and protectiveness toward its stars was “ A Hard Days Night” - Shelia Benson Los Angeles Times 26/1/1983

Q+A with Producer David Elphick

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