"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.
"Flashdance" hit theaters in April 1983.
English director Adrian Lyne helmed "Flashdance."
Lyne did not direct "Angel Heart."
Simpson and Bruckheimer would go on to produce "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Rock."
The song "Maniac" was a lot more brutal at first — it was written for the 1980 slasher of the same name.
Michael Sembello's "Maniac" also hit No. 1.
Cara hit it big in 1980 with "Fame."
Alexandra "Alex" Owens is the heroine.
Eighteen-year-old Alex is a welder by day.
Alex is an exotic dancer by night.
Alex aspires to be a ballerina.
Alex lives in Pittsburgh.
Alex's drooling pup answers to "Grunt."
Mawby's is a bar and grill by day, exotic cabaret by night.
Jeanie is Alex's dancer girlfriend.
Jeanie dreams of being a figure skater, but a fall puts an end to that.
At the beginning of the movie, Alex is dating Richie, who wants to be a stand-up comedian.
Alex is swept away by Nick Hurley, the owner of the steel mill where she works.
It's not spelled out in the movie, but Michael Nouri is 18 years older than Jennifer Beals.
Alex receives sage advice from retired ballerina Hanna, who unfortunately dies suddenly.
Johnny C. wants Alex to dance at Zanzibar.
Alex does see Nick with another woman, but he tells her later it was a nonromantic encounter with his ex-wife.
Of course she does. Her wild and unconventional audition wins them over.
Jennifer Beals reportedly beat out Demi Moore for the role.
Gene Simmons apparently turned down the role of Nick because he didn't think it was tough enough.
Beals had three stand-ins for her dance scenes.
Two of Beals' uncredited body doubles were women, and the other one was the break-dancer Crazy Legs.
Roger Ebert didn't take favorably to the movie, and it's got a pretty bad rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Screenwriter Tom Hedley claimed that he didn't use Marder's information, but she was paid $2,300 to sign over her life story.
Marder claimed that she was a copyright holder on the film and that Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Glad" video violated the copyright.