Can't Stop the Music

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In this fictional account of the Village People, fashion model Samantha Simpson (Valerie Perrine) helps her roommate, Jack Morrell (Steve Guttenberg), try to get a record deal. Morrell's demo isn't perfect, so Simpson searches New York for a proper group to sing the songs and finds a group made up of a police officer, a cowboy, a construction worker, a soldier, an Indian and a biker. They are primed for success, but complications arise when advertisers grow wary of their image.

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Valerie Perrine
Samantha Simpson
Ray Simpson
Village People - Policeman
David Hodo
Village People - Construction Worker
Felipe Rose
Village People - Indian
Randy Jones
Village People - Cowboy
Glenn Hughes
Village People - Leatherman
Alex Briley
Village People - G.I.
Paul Sand
Steve Waits
Bill Butler
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John F. Burnett
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Critic Reviews for Can't Stop the Music

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (13)

  • The Village People, along with ex-Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, have a long way to go in the acting stakes.

    December 8, 2007 | Full Review…

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  • A wretchedly sub-standard score from Jacques Morali and production numbers of exceptional tackiness round things off.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • The unevenness of the acting comes as a kind of blessing, though, since the rest of the movie is so thoroughly homogenized.

    August 30, 2004 | Rating: 1/5
  • Pretty poor, but the enjoyable level of kitsch places it above the other musical turkeys of the era, all of which are far more painful to endure (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Xanadu, The Apple).

    June 22, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Please DO stop the music! A '70s disco holdover.

    February 19, 2008 | Rating: 1/5
  • This botched affair... goes absolutely nowhere and failed to cause much of a stir with moviegoers who, by the time of its release, were jumping on the disco backlash bandwagon.

    December 8, 2007 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Can't Stop the Music

  • Nov 29, 2010
    Almost 20 minutes left in the "film" and the player crashes....good. I guess I found my walk-out movie. This "film" holds underdevelopment, underused characters, poor directing, terrible writing, atrocious acting, bad editing, exaggerated cheesiness, cliches and still more problems. I suppose some of the characters are likeable, but only because there is hardly anything to hate about them, where as the unlikeable characters have little to make them likeable. The characters are paint-by-numbers cheesy cliches that I would liken to drones. As for the music, the soundtrack is pretty dang good, but the musical numbers are painfully forced in and seem to (what am I saying "seem to" for?) go on forever. (I think I blew a fuse when Sam said "One more time." at the end of the "Milk Shake" song) In the end, it was a waste of my time and I thank whatever caused that player to crash. I end by at least saying this: Congradulation on the first Worst Picture Razzie ever, it was well-deserved.
    Cameron J Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2010
    A fun, cheesy, musical about the Village People! Whether or not you like the band, if you like fun 80s movies that are a little cheesy, you'll enjoy this movie like I did. Of course, it could be a little better, but it's pretty good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2008
    Cheesy-as-heck. Not much man-loving goes on. It's mostly a song and dance extravangaza in the 70's style, so don't fear kiddies. Not campy enough to warrant a re-watch.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2007
    Mindnumbingly awful, a LOT of terrible acting, particularly Bruce Jenner, and laugh out loud ridiculous musical numbers but still hypnotic in its hopeless crassness and late 70's-early 80's excess.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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