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Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

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Storyline

Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by Kara

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The Only Person You Need To Be Is Yourself.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Pasión y baile  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,162,372 (Italy) (7 September 2001)

Gross:

$2,153,586 (Italy) (14 September 2001)
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According to an early draft of the script, Sarah lived with her mother in Pennsylvania before moving in with her father in Baltimore. By the time the film was shot, the locations were Lemont, IL and Chicago, respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Sara first goes to the club, she is seen greeting Diggy and all their friends. In one of the next scenes in the club, on the same night, a break dancer is shown in the middle of a circle. Diggy is seen in the circle watching, with a completely different outfit on. See more »

Quotes

Chenille: Quit it Nikki.
Nikki: Excuse me, I ain't walkin on egg shells just cause you brought the Brady Bunch to the negro club.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Julia Stiles/Aerosmith (2001) See more »

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Murder She Wrote
by Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly Dunbar), Pliers (as Everton Bonner), Chaka Demus (as John Christopher Taylor) & Lloyd Willis
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Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Cheesy, but great dancing
8 April 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unless you like cheesy MTV-style teenage movies of the ilk of Flashdance, this may not be for you. If you do, it's a well-made piece of that easily digestible junk-food genre. For me, it was interesting mostly because of the dancing (fusion of hip-hop and ballet). There's some interesting performances, even if the editing is there to show the dancefloor moves to a perfection that might not have actually been achieved by Julia Stiles. The standard boy-meets-girl, gets-her-to-realise-her-dream-as-a-dancer-stuff is the stuff large buckets of popcorn were made for . . .


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