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Bootmen (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 October 2000 (Australia)
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Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vaughan Sheffield ...
Christian Patterson ...
Lisa Perry ...
Sean & Mitchell's Mother
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Bruce Venables ...
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Catherine Ajaka ...
Walter's Tap Class
Luke Alleva ...
Walter's Tap Class
Kurt Bardrick ...
Walter's Tap Class
Danika Beckett ...
Walter's Tap Class
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Walter's Tap Class
Sam Buckley ...
Walter's Tap Class
Steve Coppin ...
Walter's Tap Class
Michael Edge ...
Walter's Tap Class
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Storyline

Born charmer Sean Okden gave up tap-dancing when he started working in the steel mill, but as that's going down the hill he grabs his chance being the only candidate in his coastal Australian home town Newcastle selected for a Sidney show. Being sacked soon just for a row with the arrogant lead dancer, he returns to find his girlfriend in bed with his brother Mitchell, and decides to start his own tap-dance group wearing hardhats, which he soon gives an original edge when the steel mill inspires him to weld metal on their shoes and dance on industrial steel, so it the metallic acoustics fit well with a local rock group. Financing their local debut is so expensive, even when the mill allows them free us of its premises -opening some acrobatic perspectives- while even his father won't allow him to touch his mother's inheritance for the project, that the 'Bootmen' need to steal the cheerleaders' podium in a televised sports match to get media attention. Sean generously helps his brother ... Written by KGF Vissers

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When you don't know your next step... improvise.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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5 October 2000 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Bakancstánc  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,133 (USA) (6 October 2000)

Gross:

ESP 1,183,225 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Quotes

Huey: You wanna work with me, you stay outta my fucking business, alright?
Mitchell: Yep.
Huey: Good.
Mitchell: Well, I don't work for you no more, you arse-wipe!
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Nothing On My Mind
Written and performed by Paul Kelly
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2nd time is even better!
20 October 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, I've just seen Bootmen a second time, and let me say that its even better second time round! Seeing it twice really gives you the opportunity to focus on the stuff you missed out the first time. For example, I was looking at the smaller details instead of all the same stuff as the first time. I've just read my first review thing and I realised I said that dancing at the beginning was not so spectacular. I'm an idiot! I meant to say the acting! The acting wasnt so hot at the beginning but quickly picks up towards the middle. Again, the dancing was awesome, the actors were awesome and Adam Garcia is definitely beyond awesome! I love the man's hair! And I just realised that it is Dein Perry himself as that Anthony guy at that dance show in Sydney that Sean gets into. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!


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