Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) is a beautiful young woman who works a day job in a steel mill and dances in a bar at night. When Alex discovers that her handsome boss, Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri), is both interested in her and supportive of her performing career, she renews her efforts to get accepted into a prestigious dance conservatory. Although Alex is frightened of failure, she is cheered on by Nick, as well as by her mentor, former ballet performer Hanna Long (Lilia Skala).
- " FLASHDANCE is an experience that grows upon you relying on the charism of Beals and the atmosphere created by Lyne's keen eye for sexiness and Moroder's ear for groundbreaking music. " – James Clay
- " The working-class ambitions in Flashdance are not about grace but fame. " – Charles Mudede
- " Director Adrian Lyne caught the post-disco visual mood of the time to win over even the most cynical viewer. " – Alan Jones