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The Turning Point (1977) Poster

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Rosie: Oh, I had the hots for you back in those days. Only I never came up to you because you were always at the barre. And I didn't look so good in tights. And now the toe shoe is on the other foot.

Deedee Rodgers: Oh, really?

Rosie: Yeah. Now we BOTH don't look so good in tights.

Deedee Rodgers: Speak for yourself.

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Yuri: Care to have supper?

Emilia: I'm busy.

Yuri: After supper?

Emilia: Bed.

Yuri: Ok!... Emilia, it's joke!

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Sevilla Haslam: You know, only this morning she came up to me and she said, "Sevilla, deary, you're the greatest prima ballerina in the whole world."

Yuri: No, I am.

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Emma Jacklin: It didn't work out.

Emilia: Oh, so what? He liked boys better than girls?

Emma Jacklin: Oh, not exactly. He knew my priority was dancing.

Emilia: Are you... sorry?

Emma Jacklin: No. I don't believe in being sorry. We are what we are.

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[looking back at old pictures of themselves]

Deedee Rodgers: Oh God, I looked like shit.

Emma Jacklin: Next to Wayne, we all did...

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[Yuri is rubbing a young ballerina's sore leg]

Young ballerina: I have weak knees...

Yuri: I like girls with weak knees.

Young ballerina: You just like girls...

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Deedee Rodgers: I know you're angry.

Emilia: I'm not angry.

Deedee Rodgers: You damn well are. You're just covering it up with ice. That little Russian behaved like a bastard, so you're taking it out on me.

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Emma Jacklin: Oh, God... dancers have such ugly feet.

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Emma Jacklin: I would love to give you a divorce.

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Emilia: I'm on the pill... just in case.

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Emilia: Daddy wouldn't do what you did.

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Deedee Rodgers: Emma said some things. First, she said I married you and had a family with because I knew I wasn't good enough to go professional as a ballet dancer. That wasn't true. But... she also said I had a child with you to prove that you were straight. That was sort of true. I wanted

Wayne: I know.

Deedee Rodgers: You... you do?

Wayne: Yeah. I guess I wanted to prove it myself.

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Deedee Rodgers: That jealousy - it's poison.

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Emma Jacklin: Dancers have such ugly feet. Ugh. If I was a man, I could have all the feet... I mean, CHILDREN I wanted to... and still danced.

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Emma Jacklin: [to DeeDee] Oh, that's not a little toad. That's rather a large bullfrog!

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Emma Jacklin: Am I like you?

Emilia: I don't know...

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Deedee Rodgers: Oh, Emma... if only she knew what we know now...

Emma Jacklin: It wouldn't matter worth a damn...

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Emma Jacklin: How not?

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