Dancers (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  9 October 1987 (USA)
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A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandra Ferri ...
Patrick (as Thomas Rall)
Lynn Seymour ...
Victor Barbee ...
Julie Kent ...
Leandro Amato ...
Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Desmond Kelly ...
Duke of Courland
Chrisa Keramidas ...
Amy Werba ...
Jack Brodsky ...
Robert Argand ...


A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.

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Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Giselle  »

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$1,190,416 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The flower Lisa has tattooed on her hip is a daisy which is usually the flower used in the game "He loves me, he loves me not" or "She loves me, she loves me not". This game is of French origin and is the way Giselle determines if Albrecht really loves her. It begins with the first petal picked representing "he/she loves me" and whatever the last petal picked says is the truth of how the person's love interest really feels about them. The last petal on Giselle's daisy was "he loves me not". Like Giselle, the last petal on Lisa's daisy tattoo is "he loves me not". See more »


Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »


Written by Adolphe Adam
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8 April 2004 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this film yesterday, and enjoyed it a great deal. I do agree with the other fellow's review that the main characters, Lisa and Tony, hadn't made a deeper connection yet in the viewer's mind when the big climax part came. Too little effort was placed on that part, with only small sections working on their budding friendship/romance. But, as a non-professional, the dancing bits were lovely. I enjoyed watching the walk-through rehearsals, getting an idea perhaps of how these ballets are placed together much like a play or television performance. I love Baryschnikov anyway, and Allesandra Ferri is so graceful and lovely as a really was fun to see.

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