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Sweet Hearts Dance -- Long-married high school sweethearts (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon) get itchy when their friends experience new love.


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Ernest Thompson (writer)
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Release Date:
23 September 1988 (USA) See more »
Some people fall in love, some people step in it.
Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Johnson ... Wiley Boon

Susan Sarandon ... Sandra Boon

Jeff Daniels ... Sam Manners

Elizabeth Perkins ... Adie Nims

Kate Reid ... Pearne Manners

Justin Henry ... Kyle Boon

Holly Marie Combs ... Debs Boon
Heather Coleman ... BJ Boon

Matthew Wohl ... Dick Merezini
Steven Stabler ... Wayne Rodemeyer
Laurie Corbin ... Claire Norton
Lanie Conklin ... Darielle Johnson
Jock MacDonald ... Peter Barrett
Frits Momsen ... Joe Canecki
Stephen Robert Moorhead ... Bobby Canecki
Paul Schnabel ... Policeman
Jerrilyn Miller ... Ellen Becker
Heather Driscoll ... Sherry Rooney
Anna Groskin ... Student
Mary Carol Magazini ... Lois Clarent
Meghan A. Brooks ... Mouse
Mark Brooks ... Tom Sechrist
Leticia Leahy ... Eunice Wimert
Jack Huges ... Rawson Mason
Samuel Kaufman ... Teenager
Jonathan Murad ... Teenager
Todd Ludy ... Teenager
Seth Feeley ... Teenager
Tyrone Shaw ... The Throbulators
Daniel Coane ... The Throbulators
Jerry Highter ... The Throbulators
Kathleen Coane ... The Throbulators
Cecil Xavier ... Late Hours
Juan Smith ... Late Hours
Austin Bowen ... Late Hours
Sinclair Hodge ... Late Hours
Patrick Rogers ... Late Hours

Al Cerullo ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clay Elkins ... Teenager (uncredited)

Bruce Perkins ... Guest at New Year's Dance (uncredited)

Bernie Sanders ... Bernie (uncredited)
Bryce Guy Williams ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Greenwald 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Thompson  writer

Produced by
Robert Greenwald .... executive producer
Jeffrey Lurie .... producer
Gabrielle Mandelik .... executive co-producer
Bruce S. Pustin .... associate producer
Lauren Weissman .... executive co-producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto 
Film Editing by
Janet Bartels-Vandagriff (co-editor)
Robert Florio 
Casting by
Lora Kennedy 
Production Design by
James Allen 
Set Decoration by
Robin Peyton 
Lynn Smart 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup department co-head (as Allan Apone)
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist
Nick Troiano .... hair stylist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist (as Allen Weisenger)
Jay Cannistraci .... makeup artist: Don Johnson (uncredited)
Production Management
Nan Bernstein Freed .... production manager (as Nan L. Bernstein)
Denny Salvaryn .... unit production manager: re-shoots
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Corn .... second assistant director (as Robert L. Corn)
Allan F. Nicholls .... first assistant director (as Allan Nichols)
Art Department
Suzy Abbott .... painter
Gary J. Brink .... props
Bonnie Christensen .... assistant set dresser
Paul W. Gorfine .... painter
Robert LaPrell .... construction coordinator (as Robert Guy LaPrell)
Peg McClellan .... illustrator
Kenneth Milfred .... leadman
Anthony Paronelli .... painters supervisor
William F. Reynolds .... property master
Sound Department
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Frank Howard .... sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound mixer
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising sound editor
Eric Lindemann .... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... sound mixer
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
John Oettinger .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
John O. Wilde .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Layne Robinson .... special effects
W. Wayne Walser .... special effects supervisor (as Walter Wayne Walser)
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunt coordinator
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitchell Amundsen .... first assistant camera
John Beymer .... camera operator
John Denney .... lighting: "Musco"
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera
Christopher Duskin .... second assistant camera
M.C. Maxwell .... gaffer
Michael Milella .... grip: additional photography LA
John C. Moulds .... camera operator
John T. Ramsey .... key grip
James M. Reeves .... electrician
Rebel Schunke .... grip
Chuck Sharp .... second electrician (as Charles W. Sharp)
Roger Spurgeon .... lighting: "Musco"
Tim Staubs .... assistant key grip
Michael Stone .... camera operator
Dianna Taylor .... director of photography: second unit
Porter Versfelt III .... grip
William M. Weberg .... grip
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Yonit Hamer .... extras casting: Florida
Marilyn Wright .... extras casting: Vermont
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristy Aitken Hernandez .... costumer (as Kristy Moore Aitken)
Carlane Passman .... wardrobe: women
Gregory B. Peña .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David Codron .... apprentice editor
Cindy Finch .... assistant editor
Julie Janata .... assistant editor (as Julie E. Janata)
Patricia Kudish .... assistant editor
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Kathy Durning .... additional music editor
Richard Gibbs .... music arranger
Philip Giffin .... orchestrator
Debbie Gold .... music supervisor
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Larry Crenshaw .... transportation captain: Florida
Herried S. Robinson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Judy Bauer .... assistant accountant
Jim Bigham .... liaison agent: Florida
Renee Bodner .... script supervisor
Dennis Brobst .... snow advisor
Dominique Bruballa .... production accountant
Steve Crider .... editing best boy
Huw Davies .... location manager (as T. Huw Davies)
Rita Duffey .... assistant location manager
Gladen Pell Foss .... parade coordinator
Lee Holden .... assistant location manager
Ralph Perkins .... foreman: Vermont
Gregory B. Peña .... set supervisor
Bruce S. Pustin .... production administrator
Bruce S. Pustin .... production controller
Judith Rheiner .... unit publicist
Debra Sicilian .... editing best-boy
Stuart Wein .... foreman: Florida
John Achorn .... adr voice group (uncredited)

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USA:101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Anachronisms: I am a member of Hanaford's Volunteers Fyfe and Drum Corps of Underhill, VT. Our Corps (and I) are depicted in this film with pompom girls. Our Corps represents the 18th Century, the Green Mountain Boys. There were no pom pom girls back then, nor do we march with any now! We still laugh over this!See more »


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A sweetheart of a movie!, 15 November 2004
Author: Jim Hannaford (sp27343) from Alexandria, VA

I remember going to see this movie as an afterthought one night in 1988 when I was on a business trip to San Diego. I thought at first it was going to stink, as I couldn't imagine Don Johnson handling a thoughtful adult role. I was shocklingly surprised at his, and the always superior Jeff Daniels acting in this film. These two guys played off each other with such chemistry it was hard not to imagine them as best friends. As a guy who hasn't had much luck in the relationship department, I could so relate to both Don and Jeff's romance problems with, respectively; Susan Sarandon, and the babe-a-licious (I still have the hots for her) Elizabeth Perkins. In addition to the outstanding acting, the movie was written and directed with a great deal of heart. Its such a shame this fine film was ignored at the box office.

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