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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  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,526,443 (USA) (12 January 2001)

Gross:

$2,153,586 (Italy) (14 September 2001)
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Trivia

Julia Stiles starred in O (2001) with Josh Hartnett the same year. Hartnett previously appeared in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Sean Patrick Thomas later appeared in its sequel Halloween: Resurrection (2002). See more »

Goofs

Sara goes to Chenille's the first time by walking under the "L". After Derek walks her home, he leaves in the opposite direction. After the ballet, Derek leaves again in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Chenille: [to Kenny's back] Go 'head... Leave! That's what you're good at! Your son ain't seen nothing but your back since he was born!
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can Do It
by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), Mack 10 (as Dedrick Rolison), Don "One Eye" Saunders,
Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, 'Pow Wow' (as Robert Allen), G.L.O.B.E. (as John B. Miller),
, Mr. Biggs (as Ellis Williams) & John Robie
Performed by Ice Cube featuring Mack 10 and Ms. Toi
Courtesy of Priority Records
Contains sample from "Planet Rock"
Performed by Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force (as The Soul Sonic Force)
Under license from Tommy Boy Music
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Breaking down the barriers of racism.
20 February 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie does what few movies over the past year or so have been able to do. It takes you to a place which actually exists and it takes real issues head on. Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas give real performances they do not come off as "cardboard" characters but as real human beings. The plot was simple enough to be good, it didn't require you having a past knowledge of the world of dance but yet didn't rule you out if you weren't black with a bunch of "black talk". This movie talks to teens. We are able to understand the pressures that surround us, the music we listen to, and just our world. Sure, you have your typical characters but what movie doesn't. Go see the film and then make up your mind. It is one of my favourite new films for the past few years.


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