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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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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Ran for an incredible ten weeks at the Varsity Theatre in Des Moines, Iowa, after opening on Christmas Day 1991 as their holiday attraction with a revamped ad campaign, written by the owner of the theatre, who was determined to book the film despite its unimpressive opening the previous October. The owner reluctantly sent back the print ten weeks later only because Paramount needed a copy (for reasons unspecified), since they had only made eight prints; otherwise this movie was booked for an indefinite run at this theatre, a specialty house known for very long runs. The last two weeks were heavily advertised as such as the film was earning significant repeat business. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1991 (1992) See more »

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by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael
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Highly entertaining fluff
22 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Paramount didn't know how to market this breezily enjoyable mixture of "Rocky" and "A Chorus Line," and it remains Liza Minnelli's last feature (to date--hope springs enternal). She's terrific as a never-was hoofer whipping a (mostly hilarious) group of would-be tap dancers into shape for a charity show. Nora Dunn steals her scenes as a haughty society dame, while there's also good moments from Andrea Martin, Ellen Greene and the show-stopping Julie Walters ("Canes to me, please, canes to me...."). Liza has a great production number at the end.


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