The 'Flashdance' Quiz
by Staff
"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
  • 1985

Who directed "Flashdance"?

  • Adrian Lyne
  • Paul Verhoeven
  • Joel Schumacher

This is NOT one of the other movies that Adrian Lyne directed in the '80s.

  • "Fatal Attraction"
  • "9 1/2 Weeks"
  • "Angel Heart"

"Flashdance" was the first collaboration for the famed production team of Don Simpson and _______.

  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Brian Grazer
  • Jerry Bruckheimer

True or false: The song "Maniac" was originally written for the movie "Maniac."

  • true
  • false

The "Flashdance" theme ("What a Feeling") and this song from the soundtrack both topped the charts in 1983.

  • "Gloria"
  • "Maniac"
  • "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Irene Cara, who sang "What a Feeling," also sang the theme to this other '80s film.

  • "Fame"
  • "Dirty Dancing"
  • "Footloose"

Who's the main character in "Flashdance"?

  • Chris Martin
  • Alex Owens
  • Debbie Grant

What's Alex's day job?

  • welder
  • firefighter
  • carpenter

What's Alex's night job?

  • dance teacher
  • convenience store cashier
  • exotic dancer

What's her dream job?

  • fashion designer
  • ballerina
  • actress

Where does "Flashdance" take place?

  • Cleveland
  • Detroit
  • Pittsburgh

What is Alex's dog's name?

  • Ron
  • Grunt
  • Dude

What's the name of the club where Alex dances?

  • Mawby's
  • Landry's
  • Tillman's

Who's Alex's best friend at Mawby's?

  • Randie
  • Jeanie
  • Allie

And what is Jeanie's dream job?

  • makeup artist
  • hair stylist
  • figure skater

Who is Alex's boyfriend?

  • Pete
  • Richie
  • Nick

Who is Nick Hurley?

  • Alex's neighbor
  • Alex's dance teacher
  • Alex's boss

How much older is Nick than Alex?

  • 10 years
  • 18 years
  • 26 years

Who is Alex's mentor?

  • Hanna
  • Ekaterina
  • Sofia

What's the name of the strip club that the evil Johnny C. owns?

  • Mozambique
  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania

Why does Alex throw a rock through Nick's window?

  • She thinks he's with another woman.
  • She thinks he stole money from her.
  • She thinks he's spreading rumors about her.

Does Alex finally become a ballerina?

  • yes
  • no

Who was one of the finalists for the role of Alex?

  • Kim Basinger
  • Madonna
  • Demi Moore

Which rock star was in the running to play Nick?

  • Gene Simmons
  • Mick Jagger
  • David Bowie

How many body doubles did Jennifer Beals have during filming?

  • none
  • two
  • three

How many of them were female?

  • none
  • one
  • two

True or false: "Flashdance" received generally positive reviews from critics when it was released.

  • true
  • false

The "Flashdance" screenwriter paid a construction worker/dancer in Toronto named Maureen Marder for her life story. How much?

  • nothing
  • $2,300
  • $23,000

In 2003, Maureen Marder unsuccessfully sued this singer over her "Flashdance"-inspired video.

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Britney Spears
  • Jennifer Lopez