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Strictly Ballroom (1992)

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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Mercurio ...
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Pat Thomson ...
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Peter Whitford ...
Les Kendall
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Doug Hastings
John Hannan ...
Ken Railings
Sonia Kruger ...
Tina Sparkle
Kris McQuade ...
Charm Leachman
Pip Mushin ...
Wayne Burns
Leonie Page ...
Vanessa Cronin
Antonio Vargas ...
Rico
Armonia Benedito ...
Ya Ya
Jack Webster ...
Terry
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Storyline

Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing "his own steps". Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott's partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new steps!" Written by Rowena Young

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There's something in the air. It might be love -- but it isn't. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ballroom - Gara di ballo  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,738,022 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are only a few professional dancers among the principal cast, including Paul Mercurio, Todd McKenney, Antonio Vargas, Sonia Kruger, and Leonie Page. See more »

Goofs

At the Pan Pacific Grand Prix Les is seen standing next to Shirley Hastings on the dance floor cheering Scott on, yet momentarily, 6 shots later he is seen sitting second from the left on the high table on the stage with Barry Fife. He is in two places at one time. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Liz...
Liz: Piss off!
Scott: Liz!
Liz: I'm not dancing with you, all right? I'm not dancing with you 'til you dance like you're supposed to!
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Referenced in My Biggest Fan (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauß
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker as (Vienna Philharmonic)
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
(c) 1990 Sony Classical GmbH
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A wonderful, emotional, quirky, uplifting movie!
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw Strictly Ballroom I tuned in accidentally to the grand climax while flipping through my cable channels: I was transfixed, and when the ten minutes was over I felt emotionally spent and stimulated at the same time, as if some door had been opened in my psyche. I knew I had to find the movie and watch it in its entirety. Now, fifteen viewings, a VHS tape, audio tape, and music CD of SB later, I happened upon it again tonight (interspliced with Sister Act by Emile Ardolino...), and I again watched the grand climax, with a bit of lead-in, with my wife and young sons. It was just as emotional and powerful as the first time, and I cried yet again. This is a very very special film. Baz Luhrman takes risks that most directors would not dare to, and his movies work because he gets to the heart of the matter, gets to the truth. In this case, the truth is "To thine own self be true", a familiar message told in a fresh and wonderful way. Bravo.


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