Alex (Jennifer Beals) welds by day and dances at a bar in the evening. With dreams of being accepted to a prestigious dance academy, Alex has to face the entrenched snobbery of the system and her own lack of formal training. Trying to navigate a burgeoning relationship, and her own wavering confidence, Alex pulls out all stops in one of the great Eighties finales. The first collaboration of the Simpson/Bruckheimer production team, this was also one of the earliest films to truly exploit the MTV potential of its soundtrack.
WINNER Academy Award (Best Music) 1984