The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company. Written by
Susan Southall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The generations change. But the choices remain the same.
Did You Know?
First of two Academy Award Best Picture nominees to receive 11 nominations without winning any Oscars. This film jointly holds the record with The Color Purple
(1985) for the film with most Oscar nominations without a single win. See more
When Amelia finishes her first solo part in the climactic Don Quixote pas de deux, her mother (Shirley MacLaine) clearly yells, "Bravo." As a ballerina herself, the mother should have yelled, "Brava." See more
Daddy wouldn't do what you did.
Referenced in The Nanny: Maggie the Model
Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux
(from "Swan Lake")
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)
Violin solo: Glenn Dicterow
(uncredited); cello solo: 'Ronald Leonard' (uncredited); harp solo: 'Stanley Chaloupka' (uncredited)
(By permission of The Tchaikovsky Foundation) See more