Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 Soundtrack 5 Filming locations 6 References 7 External links


Plot[edit] Rolling Stone reporter Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) is sent from New York to Los Angeles to write an article about a businessman arrested for a drug dealing. During his stay in L.A., Adam sees a chance to collect material for another story about how "Fitness clubs are the singles bars of the '80s". He visits "The Sport Connection," a popular gym where he meets workout instructor Jessie Wilson (Jamie Lee Curtis) and asks for an interview. Because of a previous bad experience with the press when she was a competitive swimmer, Jessie declines. Adam joins the fitness club and soon coaxes other club members to tell him about the gym and its impact on their love lives. Some, such as fun-loving Linda and Sally, are all too candid about their experiences with the opposite sex. Although she doesn't agree to be a part of his story, a romance does ultimately develop between Jessie and Adam, resulting in a moral dilemma; as a journalist he has lost his objective point of view. Jessie comes to trust him. Less cynical than before, Adam makes a concerted effort to show Jessie that not all journalists are out for the cheap sensation. He writes an in-depth, fair-minded analysis of fitness clubs as a singles meeting scene. But it is deemed unacceptable by his boss, Rolling Stone's editor in chief Mark Roth (Jann Wenner). Adam's article is turned over to others for editing, using material supplied by colleague Frankie, a photographer. She finds Jessie's long-ago appearance in a magazine with embarrassing details about a romance. Adam travels to Morocco for another assignment and is unaware of the changes being made in his story and too late to stop it. This has devastating impact on Jessie, as well as on others like Sally and Linda, described as "the most used piece of equipment in the gym." Adam tries to explain the whole situation to Jessie, but can't. Meanwhile, he must attend a trial at which he's supposed to testify. As a reporter, using rights granted by the First Amendment, he decides not to comply with a judge who orders Adam to hand over tapes from the businessman's interview. Adam is jailed for contempt of court. Jessie can see that Adam is a man of his word and believes him that he did not write the article the way it appeared in Rolling Stone.


Cast[edit] John Travolta as Adam Lawrence Jamie Lee Curtis as Jessie Wilson Jann Wenner as Mark Roth Marilu Henner as Sally Laraine Newman as Linda Anne De Salvo as Frankie Mathew Reed as Roger John Napierala as City News Editor Stefan Gierasch as Charlie Ramey Ellis as City News Receptionist Alma Beltran as Grieving Woman Perla Walter as Grieving Woman Gina Morelli as Grieving Woman Philippe Delgrange as Maitre d' in New York Tom Schiller as Carly Simon's Friend Paul Kent as Judge Murphy Dunne as Peckerman Kenneth Welsh as Joe McKenzie Michael Laskin as Government Prosecutor Robert Stark as Government Prosecutor Laurie Burton as Mrs. McKenzie Ann Travolta as Mary Nanette Pattee-Francini as Nanette Steven J. Zmed as hypochondriacal hustler Robin Samuel as Robin Robert Parr as Robert Rosalind Allen as Sterling (as Rosalind Ingledew) Chelsea Field as Randy Dan Lewk as Steve Kenny Griswold as Kenny Cameo Carly Simon as Herself


Reception[edit] The film was neither a commercial nor a critical success.[2][3][4] Perfect maintains a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for three Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Actor (John Travolta), Worst Supporting Actress (Marilu Henner) and Worst Screenplay. The movie was nominated for a Stinkers Bad Movie Awards for Worst Picture.[5] In a 1994 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Quentin Tarantino called the movie "greatly underappreciated."[6] The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.[7] On October 16, 2015, the film was covered on the podcast for bad movies How Did This Get Made?[8]


Soundtrack[edit] Perfect Soundtrack album by Various Artists Released June 4, 1985 Genre Pop Length 41:20 Label Arista Records Producer Ralph Burns The soundtrack to Perfect was initially released in 1985 as a 12" vinyl record, and later re-released on CD. Side A "(Closest Thing To) Perfect" (Jermaine Jackson) – 3:50 "I Sweat (Going Through the Motions)" (Nona Hendryx) – 3:54 "All Systems Go" (Pointer Sisters) – 3:48 "Shock Me" (Jermaine Jackson and Whitney Houston) – 5:08 "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)" (Wham!) – 4:43 Side B "Wear Out the Grooves" (Jermaine Stewart) – 4:33 "Hot Hips" (Lou Reed) – 3:33 "Talking to the Wall" (Dan Hartman) – 3:59 "Masquerade" (Berlin) – 3:48 "Lay Your Hands on Me" (Thompson Twins) – 4:11


Filming locations[edit] "Sports Connection" fitness centre scenes were filmed in actual Sports Connection fitness club (now Sports Club/LA, a gigantic athletic facility in West Los Angeles), known as a place for singles to meet. In the opening scene, the camera pans in on The Jersey Journal sign in Jersey City.


References[edit] ^ "Disasters Outnumber Movie Hits". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2012-06-05.  ^ "FILM: 'PERFECT,' GYM AND JOURNALISM". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-05.  ^ "Nothing Is Perfect, Not Even This Travolta Movie Movie Reviews". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2012-06-05.  ^ "Perfect". Variety. Retrieved 2012-06-05.  ^ "1985 8th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2013.  ^ Wild, David (1994-11-03). "Quentin Tarantino: The Madman of Movie Mayhem". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-01-16.  ^ Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0.  ^ "How Did This Get Made? Episode 121". Earwolf. Earwolf. 


External links[edit] Perfect on IMDb Perfect at Rotten Tomatoes Perfect at Box Office Mojo v t e Films directed by James Bridges The Baby Maker (1970) The Paper Chase (1973) September 30, 1955 (1977) The China Syndrome (1979) Urban Cowboy (1980) Mike's Murder (1984) Perfect (1985) Bright Lights, Big City (1988) Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Perfect_(film)&oldid=810890946" Categories: 1985 filmsEnglish-language films1980s romantic drama filmsAmerican romantic drama filmsAmerican filmsFilms about journalistsFilms based on newspaper and magazine articlesRolling StoneFilms directed by James BridgesFilms set in Los AngelesColumbia Pictures filmsFilms about Olympic swimming and divingFilms about the 1980 Summer Olympic GamesFilms about computingHidden categories: Wikipedia introduction cleanup from April 2012All pages needing cleanupArticles covered by WikiProject Wikify from April 2012All articles covered by WikiProject WikifyPages using div col without cols and colwidth parametersArticles with hAudio microformatsAlbum infoboxes lacking a coverMusic infoboxes with deprecated parameters


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