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Stepping Out (1991)

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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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Financially unsuccessful in America, but a modest success in the UK, where it nabbed a Supporting Actress BAFTA nomination for Julie Walters. See more »

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

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Stepping Out
Music by John Kander
Lyric by Fred Ebb
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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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