MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,413 this week

Dancehall Queen (1997)

 |  Drama  |  10 October 1997 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 384 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 4 critic

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

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1450 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1070 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 6 titles
created 22 Oct 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dancehall Queen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dancehall Queen (1997)

Dancehall Queen (1997) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dancehall Queen.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Killa Season (Video 2006)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Flea was a basketball player, happy with his subtle hustle, until a Dominican connect introduced him to a new way to spread the work and make all the cake. Flea assembles his friends and ... See full summary »

Director: Cam'ron
Stars: Cam'ron, Durrel Mohammad, Juelz Santana
Countryman (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young American couple crash-lands their plane in Jamaica. A fisherman rescues them and leads them away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, to gain popularity in an upcoming election.

Director: Dickie Jobson
Stars: Countryman, Hiram Keller, Carl Bradshaw
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Susan, a film producer from NYC, goes to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial, she finds herself, through a series of unforeseen circumstances, drifting further and further away from ... See full summary »

Director: Perry Henzell
Stars: Susan O'Meara, Carl Bradshaw, Countryman
Belly (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A pair of vicious black gangsters have spiritual awakenings.

Director: Hype Williams
Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks
Home Again (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three Jamaicans, who are deported from the U.S., Canada, and England, must make their way in a land that they are not familiar with.

Director: Sudz Sutherland
Stars: Tatyana Ali, CCH Pounder, Lyriq Bent
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

Director: Craig Ross Jr.
Stars: Allen Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael Taliferro
Rockers (1978)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Bafaloukos
Stars: Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall, Monica Craig
Wah Do Dem (2009)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Max lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and drinking with his friends at local bars. Last summer he and his girlfriend, Willow, won a free cruise to Jamaica but two ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Chace, Sam Fleischner
Stars: Kevin Bewersdorf, Sean Bones, Carl Bradshaw
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary on the London punk-rock scene, circa '78.

Director: Don Letts
Stars: Soo Catwoman, Steve Strange, Robin Crocker
Babylon (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Director: Franco Rosso
Stars: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans
Shottas for Life (Video 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Behind-the-scenes featurette of "Shottas".

Director: Michael Gillis
Crime

Jamaican Mafia is a gangster-thriller movie in the vein of Goodfellas and Shottas, which follows Zoolian Anderson (Zoo-Zoo), a frustrated Car Salesman who desperately desires riches and ... See full summary »

Director: Vafomba Donzo
Stars: Paul Campbell, Robert Braxton, James Rose
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Audrey Reid ...
Marcia
...
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:
...
Dorothy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cinderela da Jamaica  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

JMD 35,390,673 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$162,723 (USA) (31 October 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Accents Hard to Understand but Good Story and Acting
4 April 2001 | by (Silicon Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

I often found the accents hard to understand. I could understand the "educated" daughter better than the street vendor mother. But the expressiveness and good acting of the star helped me out. I also enjoyed seeing a view onto a culture I wasn't familiar with. Funny how some things are universal, though. (Shady men taking advantage of poor women)

The ending was poetic justice.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I have to see this film nali_87
Gangsta mastahitta
Discuss Dancehall Queen (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?