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Director:
Writers:
Baz Luhrmann (original idea)
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Release Date:
12 February 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There's something in the air. It might be love -- but it isn't. See more »
Plot:
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 11 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Best Dance movie ever, Greatest choreography and costumes; also a good Romance with its moments See more (157 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Paul Mercurio ... Scott Hastings

Tara Morice ... Fran

Bill Hunter ... Barry Fife
Pat Thomson ... Shirley Hastings

Gia Carides ... Liz Holt
Peter Whitford ... Les Kendall

Barry Otto ... 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
Lauren Hewett ... Kylie Hastings
Steve Grace ... Luke
Paul Bertram ... J.J. Silvers, State Finals MC
Di Emery ... Waitress
Lara Mulcahy ... Natalie
Brian M. Logan ... Clarey
Michael Burgess ... Merv
Todd McKenney ... Nathan Starkey
Kerry Shrimpton ... Pam Short
Simone Gage ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Bradley Sabott ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Ray Mather ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Jo Shinta ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Peter Lynch ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Lee Becchiet ... Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Warren Ring ... Try-Out Coach
Jaja Jamieson ... Try-Out Coach
John O'Connell ... Try-Out Coach (as John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell)
Anita Curtis ... Try-Out Girl
Roxana Vella ... Try-Out Girl
Deanne Curtis ... Try-Out Girl
Ángel García ... Toledo Guitarist
Dene Kermond ... New Steps Family
Genevieve White ... New Steps Family
Lisa Ellis ... New Steps Family
Jacqueline Lendich ... New Steps Family
Bob Adams ... New Steps Family
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Directed by
Baz Luhrmann 
 
Writing credits
Baz Luhrmann (original idea)

Baz Luhrmann (earlier screenplay) and
Andrew Bovell (earlier screenplay)

Baz Luhrmann (screenplay) and
Craig Pearce (screenplay)

Produced by
Antoinette Albert .... executive producer
Tristram Miall .... producer
Jane Scott .... line producer
 
Original Music by
David Hirschfelder 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Mason 
 
Film Editing by
Jill Bilcock 
 
Casting by
Faith Martin 
Fiona McConaghy 
 
Production Design by
Catherine Martin 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Angus Strathie 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Simons .... assistant hair stylist
Rebecca Simons .... assistant makeup artist
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup designer
Paul Williams .... hair designer
 
Production Management
Justin Plummer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sue Andrews .... assistant director
Keith Heygate .... first assistant director
John Martin .... third assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Baumont .... constructor
Tony Campbell .... art department runner
Guy Chapman .... construction assistant
Rebecca Cohen .... property buyer
Rebecca Cohen .... set dresser
Alan Craft .... scenic artist
Peter Grady .... constructor
Bill Marron .... assistant production designer
Bill Marron .... property buyer
Bill Marron .... set dresser
Terry Matthews .... constructor
Julieanne Mills .... art department coordinator
Elizabeth Mary Moore .... art department attachment
Michael Philips .... draughtsman
Michael Philips .... model maker
Lynn Rowland .... scenic artist
Steve Smith .... scenic artist
Duncan Stemler .... draughtsman
Duncan Stemler .... model maker
Justine Thompson .... property buyer
Justine Thompson .... set dresser
George Zammit .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Bruce Brown .... sound effects mixer
Steve Burgess .... foley recordist
Julius Chan .... sound effects editor
Michael Costa .... sound editor
Stuart Cottom .... sound department attachment
Andy Duncan .... boom operator
Jack Friedman .... playback operator
Antony Gray .... dialogue editor
David Grusovin .... assistant dialogue editor
Phil Judd .... sound mixer
Gerry Long .... foley artist
Ian McLoughlin .... sound mixer
Ben Osmo .... sound recordist
Wayne Pashley .... sound effects editor
Paul Pirola .... foley recordist
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Simon B. Sheridan .... assistant sound engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leah Ashenhurst .... clapper loader
Ross Berryman .... second camera operator
Alan Dunstan .... electrician
Reg Garside .... gaffer
Stephen W. Gray .... electrician
Al Hansen .... assistant key grip
Gary Hill .... best boy
Ian Jones .... Steadicam operator
Philip Le Masurier .... still photographer
Calum McFarlane .... additional focus puller
Andrew McLean .... second camera operator
John Platt .... focus puller
Paul Thompson .... key grip
David Woodward .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Faith Martin .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lyn Askew .... stand-by wardrobe
Kym Barrett .... wardrobe assistant
Kym Barrett .... wardrobe buyer
Peter Bevan .... wardrobe supervisor
Kym Bywater .... costume detailing
Christopher Essex .... costumer
Melissa Harrison .... costume detailing
Nola Lowe .... costumer
Anthony Phillips .... costumer
Suzette Waters .... costume detailing
 
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... color grader
Nick Cole .... second assistant editor
Jane Moran .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ric Formosa .... additional orchestrator
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez .... composer: tango "La Cumparsita"
 
Transportation Department
Jonathan Clouston .... vehicle rig
Jeremy Hutchinson .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Trish Cameron .... secretary to producer
Roger Cowland .... title designer
Michele D'Arcey .... production accountant
John Faithful .... caterer
Dina Gillespie .... unit publisher
Christine Gordon .... production secretary
Lisa Hennessey .... location manager
Amanda Higgs .... production assistant
Amanda Higgs .... runner
Sonia Kruger .... ballroom advisor
Claude Lambert .... safety officer
Bill Marron .... title designer
Catherine Martin .... title designer
Ray Mather .... assistant choreographer
Tania McGuinness .... double: Liz Holt
Paul Mercurio .... additional choreographer
John O'Connell .... choreographer (as John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell)
Ian Russell .... laboratory liaison
Nicole Sheridan .... copyright clearance
Rowena Talacko .... production coordinator
Antonio Vargas .... flamenco dance trainer
Jo Weeks .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dancing Hero" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild language and sensuality
Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paul Mercurio danced the final sequence with a sprained ankle.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Shirley Hastings finally rips the calendar pages off in anger shouting, "It was his year," some of the pages underneath also show days marked off and the Pan-Pacific date circled in red.See more »
Quotes:
Shirley Hastings:And what about Les? He's taught you everything you know, and you're just throwing it back in his face!
Scott:I'm bored with it!
Shirley Hastings:I don't believe I'm hearing this! I've been with your father for twenty-five years! Do you think I get bored? Of course I do!
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Soundtrack:
Londonderry AirSee more »

FAQ

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Best Dance movie ever, Greatest choreography and costumes; also a good Romance with its moments, 13 October 2008
Author: Cihan Sean Victorydawn Vercan (CihanVercan) from Ottawa, Canada

Waltz, Rumba, Samba, Tango, Cha Cha, Step Salsa... Never seen a movie with that much rich choreography before. That's Baz Luhrmann, who is an expert at swinging a visual feast; and Strictly Ballroom is his red curtain trio opening(together with Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge!).

With his own style of cinematography and overdrive speed of camera work, it's impossible to watch a 94 minutes film in exact 94 minutes. Otherwise you'd be falling into anxiety saying to yourself: "Ooops! Did i just miss a scene?" I still rewind on many scenes each time I watch Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!

Here are some unforgettable and timelessly cult scenes and moments I most like:

1- Scott&Francesca dancing in front of the Coca Cola broad sheet at the roof 2- Scott&Francesca dancing with Doris Day's "Perhaps,Perhaps, Perhaps(1954 version)" behind the red curtain 3- Francesca and Scott's meeting scene and the way she introducing herself to Scott 4- Scott practicing his style of dance and watching himself by the mirror 5- Scott's father starting clapping in unison when Scott&Francesca turned back to the stage where they are banned 6- Francesca persuading Scott upon the choices they look forward to make beside the wire fences they walk through in the night

Strictly Ballroom is one of the best choices to watch and enjoy it with your beloved. It will keep you locked in a close embrace. It is also the best choice to start learning couples' dancing.

But, if you're looking for some silver screen accomplishment, which I mostly do for every movie I watched, there is only the noteworthy achievement of costume design. Directing-editing-screenplay are collaboratively proper since it is Baz Luhrmann's own project. I only disliked the sound editing.

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