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Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  9 August 1985 (USA)
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A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

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David Blakeley
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Morrie Conley
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Christine
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Anthony Findlater
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Carole Findlater
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Cliff Davis
Matthew Carroll ...
Andy
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Ian Hurley ...
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Storyline

Ruth Ellis lives with her 10-year old son Andy next to a night club. One night she meets David Blakely, and they start a love affair. However, for David with his upper-class background it is impossible to uphold the relationship. He breaks up with her, something which makes Ellis, obsessed by him, very upset... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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It wasn't simply love. It was a case of cold-blooded passion.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bailar con un extraño  »

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$138,359 (USA)
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Miranda Richardson was the first actress to portray Ruth Ellis in a big screen movie though Georgina Hale had played her previously in an episode of the Ladykillers (1980) [See: Ladykillers: Lucky, Lucky Thirteen! (1980)]. Later, Mary Stockley played Ellis in the subsequent cinema movie "The Last Hangman" aka _Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005). See more »

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Ruth switches on a radio which begins to play immediately. In those times, vacuum-tube radios had to warm up for about 20 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Findlater: She
[his wife]
Anthony Findlater: eats like a bird...
Ruth Ellis: Really? My son tells me birds eat twice their own weight every day.
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I Still Believe
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Written by Billy Reid
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Stunning Performance by Ms. Richardson
24 February 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film nearly 15 years ago, I immediately became a fan of Miranda Richardson. Her unforgettable performance reminded me of a young Bette Davis in 'Of Human Bondage' (another story of a tragic, doomed woman). Few actresses could have matched the intensity of her Ruth.


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