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An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

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Roger Lucas (as Héctor Jaime Mercado)
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Doctor Foster
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T.C. Olivera
Michael Gorrin ...
Lester Edelman
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Diana
Matt Russo ...
Jeck Guffy
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An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

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Slow dancing is falling in love. You'll laugh. Youll cry. You'll never forget the beautiful ending. [Australia theatrical] See more »

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Ballando lo slow nella grande città  »

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Producer Michael Levee first became aware of this project when Levee was executive vice-president at Rastar. When Levee left Ray Stark's company, Levee was determined to make this film his first solo production. See more »

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Not a classic, but Paul Sorvino is incapable of a bad performance
23 September 2002 | by (cherry hill, nj) – See all my reviews

It's gratifying that this movie has so many fans. As I remember it, it was a critical and financial disaster, but is still worth seeing. It has one of the greatest sets ever constructed for a movie......New York City. There's something about NY.that always adds to my enjoyment of a film shot there. It would make a good trivia party game to name all the films shot there. I'll start, "Prince of the City," "Raging Bull," "Malcolm X," "Mean Streets." Your turn. Paul Sorvino is always on the verge of super stardom but can't come up with the right vehicle, like Brando in "Streetcar", or Al Pacino in "Dog Day Afternoon, but he's incapable of giving a bad performance. Several things about the film annoy me. Sorvino's character with his non stop manic babbling and joking can be a real turn off. But he did the role as written or directed, and I'm surprised this wasn't noticed during filming. Anita Dangler as the cloying Franny, is a bit too cloying, but she gives a good performance as the waitress who shares Sorvino's bed only when he needs a body there, and knows there is no hope for a future relationship. She also has a steady stream of meaningless babble that she knows will further alieanate him, but she can't help herself. He's probably the first man she's had that didn't use her for a punching bag, and spoken with a semblance of kindness to her. Anita Ditchburn who I'm told is a ballet star in Canada is a strange young lady. She plays the role with almost one expression...a constant pout. The plot is as phony as Hollywood can get. A reporter who wouldn't be caught dead at the ballet, falls in love with a dying ballerina. Are you kidding me!? An adorable little Puerto Rican kid is also in there somewhere. But guess what. I've seen it a few times and I still love the movie. Give it a viewing. You'll enjoy.


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