MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 510 this week

Dancehall Queen (1997)

 |  Drama  |  10 October 1997 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 385 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: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 118 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 190 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 663 titles
created 22 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Dancehall Queen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dancehall Queen (1997)

Dancehall Queen (1997) on IMDb 6.9/10

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... 

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
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »

Director: Storm Saulter
Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Duane Pusey
One Love (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A rasta musician meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston Jamaic. They fall for each other but are kept apart by the Girl's father the Pastor, who wants her to marry into the church.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts
Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Cherine Anderson, Idris Elba
Rockers (1978)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
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
Killa Season (Video 2006)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 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
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
The Lunatic (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls. Portrayed from a Jamaican prospective with an acute eye ... See full summary »

Director: Lol Creme
Stars: Julie T. Wallace, Paul Campbell, 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
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, Stephan James
Ghett'a Life (2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A ghetto teenager battles against the odds to become a boxing champion.

Director: Chris Browne
Stars: Winston Bell, Kevoy Burton, O'Daine Clarke
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Browne
Stars: Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Carl Bradshaw
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

 
Excellent storyline and character development!
3 August 2002 | by (Hillsboro, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was introduced to this film by a Jamaican friend who insisted I see the movie. It was a choice I was glad to have made. The story introduces us to normal, everyday people who are all well written and well acted. The storyline is about a woman who wants more for herself and wants more for her small family. Some people may have trouble with the language. I dont speak of the content of language but, the dialect. Some Jamaicans speak with the strong dialect known as "Patois" (pronounced pah-twah). This film is flavored with it. I did notice that at the start of Dancehall Queen, the language is difficult to understand but seemed to become much easier as the film progressed. Through the movie, we are exposed to some great Raggae music and some pretty intensive dance sequences. The setting and locales of the film are very scenic and adds character.The sub plots served to support an already strong story. I recommend this film to any fan of Caribbean or Jamaican culture.


10 of 12 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:
?