MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,145 this week

Square Dance (1987)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  March 1987 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 580 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

Gemma is 13 years old lives with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1558 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Square Dance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Square Dance (1987)

Square Dance (1987) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Square Dance.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boys (1996)
Mystery | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by prep school student John Baker. He takes her to his dorm. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran
Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly
1969 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott's brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Thompson
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life and career of the wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Rob Lowe, Colleen Camp, Kenneth Mars
Lost Souls (2000)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Kaminski
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter
Masquerade (1988)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall
The Last Word I (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client.

Director: Geoffrey Haley
Stars: Wes Bentley, Winona Ryder, Ray Romano
Oxford Blues (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft
Mermaids (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Winona Ryder, Barry Pepper, John Bourgeois
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dillard
...
Juanelle
...
Gemma
...
Rory
Deborah Richter ...
Gwen
Guich Koock ...
Frank
Elbert Lewis ...
Beecham
Charlotte Stanton ...
Aggie
J. David Moeller ...
Dub Mosley
Dixie Taylor ...
Dolores
...
Preacher Dixon
Barbara Britt ...
Miss Lawson
...
Drunk Cowboy
Dee Pyland ...
May Tompkins
Gwen Little ...
Doreen Hadley
Edit

Storyline

Gemma is 13 years old lives with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can provide for Gemma. Gemma goes with her mother. In the city she gets to know Rory, an mentally disabled boy. They play together, imagining that they are married. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Home Is Where the Heart Is  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$225,358 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

TUSH
Written by Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hidden Gem
3 December 2007 | by (Cardiff City, England) – See all my reviews

Anyone who is of the opinion that Rob Lowe comes across as being 'dull' on screen, or perhaps 'just a pretty face', should take time out to watch 'Square Dance'. His 'Golden Globe nominated performance' was justly deserved for his portrayal of the 'mentally-impaired man-child', Rory.

There are some films watched during your childhood or teenage years that have a profound effect on you and, for me, 'Square Dance' is one such film. It is nice to see it released on DVD format so promptly.

Lowe skillfully plays the role of Rory, eliciting what can only be described as an emotional reaction from myself and, I'm sure, many others who have watched this heart-warming drama. It is roles like this and his portrayal of deaf mute, Nick Andros, in Stephen King's 'The Stand' that substantiate Lowe's talent and versatility as an actor.

'Square Dance' also features Winona Ryder in her acclaimed screen debut as Gemma, a 13-year old girl tired of living in Texas with her quarrelsome grandfather (Jason Robards), and who decides to go live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth. Whilst there, Gemma falls in love with Rory. She also discovers some hidden truths about her mother and the father she has never met. Life in Fort Worth turns out to be not as exciting and uncomplicated as she had initially expected.

Critically acclaimed, 'Square Dance' is an emotional drama that will remain with you forever.

Matthew J Lee-Williams, Review.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ending brodiesgirl57
rory-rob lowe xstayxgoldenx
Trailer Help pleasE?? carolinefev
Forrest Gump? goldenponderbob
Movie Trailer to the film is finally here pwmediadvd
Discuss Square Dance (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?