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Stepping Out is a 1991 musical-comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Liza Minnelli, written by Richard Harris and based on a play also written by Harris. Minnelli plays the role ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Robyn Stevan ...
Sylvia
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Lynne
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Geoffrey
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Maxine
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Andy
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Dorothy
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Vera
Carol Woods ...
Rose
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Mavis Turner
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Mrs. Fraser
Luke Reilly ...
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Pam
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Frank
Géza Kovács ...
Jerry
Raymond Rickman ...
Alan
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Stepping Out is a 1991 musical-comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Liza Minnelli, written by Richard Harris and based on a play also written by Harris. Minnelli plays the role of a has-been Broadway performer who gives tap lesson to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve. Written by Anonymous

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Your dreams are just a step away

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$242,014 (USA)
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Carole Shelley was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Stepping Out" for her portrayal of Maxine. See more »

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Referenced in Murphy Brown: Stepping Out (1996) See more »

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Steps out in terrific style! A most wonderful film, both for its dancing and for its story, Minnelli is sensational!
8 September 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with a band in the local clubs, often with the very talented Mavis singing at his elbow. But, they are just two bit players, mostly because of his total lack of ambition. On the side, Mavis runs a dance studio for ordinary folks. In her classes, among others, are a lovely nurse, a librarian, a lady with an overbearing husband, a lady with an unemployed son, a bossy middle aged housewife (Julie Walters) and a lone, divorced, very shy male. The studio pianist is a strong-willed senior (Shelley Winters). One day, a woman who operates a more prominent dance school in Buffalo invites Mavis and her class to perform a number in a charity dance recital. Mavis accepts. But, as total amateurs, will Mavis' class look ridiculous in front of the other, younger groups? And, can Mavis weather a serious personal crisis, just as the class is working hard to get ready for the show? This is a wonderful film for several reasons. To begin, of course, the movie stars the very gifted Minnelli, who is a bonafide triple threat. She can sing, she can dance, and she can act, all in a glorious fashion. She makes Mavis a very memorable and wistful character. Next, the rest of the cast is outstanding, too, and not just Walters and Winters. Most of the dance class members are folks with no name recognition but who play their parts admirably. Then, too, the characters in the film are very human and sympathetic, making the audience cheer and weep for them as the events unfold. Also, the dance numbers are exciting, the costumes are very nice, and the setting in Buffalo quite charming, making for a fine looking film. If you love dancing and singing, this movie has the goods for you. But, even if you can't cut a rug, this film's story will warm your heart with its lovely, vibrant, and very touching tale.


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