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Dancehall Queen (1997)

 -  Drama  -  10 October 1997 (USA)
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A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Audrey Reid ...
Marcia
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Priest
Carl Davis ...
Larry
Mark Danvers ...
Junior
Cherine Anderson ...
Tanya
Pauline Stone Myrie ...
Ms. Gordon
Patrice Harrison ...
Olivine
Anika Grason ...
Tasha
Donald Thompson ...
Sonny
Henry Brown
Carl Bradshaw ...
Police officer #1
Michael London ...
Police officer #2
Beenie Man ...
Himself
Lady Saw ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Dorothy
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Storyline

A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

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Drama

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Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cinderela da Jamaica  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JMD 35,390,673 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,627 (USA) (10 October 1997)

Gross:

$162,723 (USA) (31 October 1997)
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

[in Jamaican accent]
[after killing Sonny]
Priest: Walk and live. Talk and bumbaclaat dead.
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Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) See more »

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Jamaican Cult Classic
6 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think the movie showed a side of Jamaica that often goes unnoticed in the tourism adds. I really liked Marcia, there was something real about her character. I also enjoyed the daughter, Tanya. She had spunk, and was a little more understandable.Paul Campbel is excellent in his role as Priest. The dialect was fun for me.. and if you watched the film on DVD you could use the subtitles as Jamaican Patios 101 (smile). The story is real however. I find that majority of the Jamaicans i meet who are working class or from a less affluent side of town love the film...The same doesn't always hold true from others though. Well if you want to be entertained...i think this is a very very entertaining movie and it showcases the darker side of Jamaica...while taking you into the "real dancehall".A definite must see


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