All the Right Moves Soundtrack (

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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La clave del éxito

Title in Italiano:

Il ribelle

Title in Português:

A Glória de Um Herói

Title in Français:

L'esprit d'équipe

Title in Türk:

L'esprit d'équipe

Title in Deutsch:

Der richtige Dreh


"All the Right Moves" is set in the fictitious, declining small steel mill town of Ampipe (short for the fictitious American Pipe works), typical of many such towns and mills situated in southwestern Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh.

The movie was filmed in 1983 in part in the city of Johnstown, PA, one such town. The present writer of this synopsis lives in the real town of Ambridge on the Ohio River northwest of Pittsburgh, so named for the American Bridge works that once prospered here.

Since the 70s and 80s we have witnessed the closing of a number of mills and the further deterioration of several of our old steel towns, which were once booming. So-called brown fields have often replaced once proud, industrial sites. Boarded up store fronts and now vacant factories with their rows of broken windows cast a dark shadow.

In the film, Stefen is a bright high school football student athlete who hopefully sees his sports accomplishments as his ticket to a college scholarship, an engineering degree, and life beyond the hopelessness of a dying mill town. Run-ins with the coach, however, dash those hopes when Stefen is cut from the team for his 'attitude' problem.

Here is a sometimes painful, sometimes touching look behind the scenes at adolescence in the often-tough, often-coarse world of the small, increasingly depressed towns of industrial America.

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All the Right Moves
All The Right Moves
Jennifer Warnes: Performer
Tom Snow: Performer
Tom Snow: Produced
Barry Alfonso: Lyrics
Bruce Roberts: Performer
Bruce Roberts: Produced
Junior: Performer
This Could Be Our Last Chance
Franne Golde: Performer
Spencer Proffer: Produced
Danny Spanos: Performer
The Last Stand
Brooks Arthur: Produced
Douglas Kahan: Performer
Easy Street
Tony Orlando: Performer
Chips Moman: Performer
Chips Moman: Produced
Love Theme from All The Right Moves
Brooks Arthur: Produced
David Campbell: (love scene) composed
Have I Done Anything At All (To Make You Love Me Today)
Chips Moman: Produced
Toni Wine: Performer
Bobby Emmons: Performer
I Don't Wanna Go Down
Brian O'Neil: Performer
Mr. Popularity
Gerard McMahon: Performer
Gerard McMahon: Produced
Winston Ford: Performer
Hold Me Close To You
Brooks Arthur: Produced
Louis St. Louis: Performer
Stephanie Mills: Performer
Blue Skies Forever
Jeff Barry: Produced
Will Jennings: Lyrics
Frankie Miller: Performer
Richard Kerr: Performer
I Don't Wanna Go Down
ROACH: Performer

User reviews

Michael Allen

Overall, the soundtrack of All the Right Moves is a poignant and evocative accompaniment to the film's narrative, capturing the essence of a town in decline and the struggles of its inhabitants. The music enhances the emotional impact of the story, making it a memorable aspect of the movie.

Donald Thompson

The soundtrack of All the Right Moves showcases a thoughtful curation of songs that not only enhance the storytelling but also serve as a powerful reflection of the socio-economic issues faced by many industrial towns in America during the 70s and 80s.

Daniel Clark

The use of instrumentation in the soundtrack, such as somber piano melodies and haunting strings, effectively conveys the somber mood of the film. The music carries a sense of longing and yearning for something more, mirroring Stefen's aspirations and struggles.

John Scott

The use of music in key scenes evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and longing, resonating with audiences on a personal level and enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Jennifer Mitchell

The soundtrack of All the Right Moves perfectly captures the melancholic atmosphere of a declining steel mill town, enhancing the emotional depth of the story.

Patricia Anderson

The soundtrack of All the Right Moves is a poignant reminder of the economic downturn and social challenges faced by many industrial towns in America. The music serves as a powerful commentary on the human cost of industrial decline and the resilience of those who strive for a better future.

Edward Scott

The score evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era of prosperity, while also highlighting the stark contrast of the town's current state of decay. The music serves as a powerful storytelling element, enhancing the audience's connection to the characters and their plight.

Michelle Carter

The soundtrack of All the Right Moves perfectly captures the melancholy and grit of a declining steel mill town like Ampipe. The music sets the tone for the movie, reflecting the once booming industrial landscape now fading into despair.

Deborah Thomas

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a range of emotions, from sadness to hope, showcases its versatility and impact on the overall viewing experience. The music adds layers of depth to the narrative, immersing the audience in the world of the film.

Amanda Phillips

The emotional depth of the soundtrack resonates with the struggles of the characters, particularly Stefen, as he navigates the harsh realities of his environment and dreams of a better future beyond the town.

John Lewis

The score complements the narrative arc of the main character, Stefen, as he navigates the challenges of pursuing his dreams in a town plagued by economic decline.

Richard Garcia

The music selection effectively conveys the sense of hope and despair that permeates throughout the film, adding a layer of authenticity to the setting and characters.