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Center Stage (2000)

 -  Drama | Music  -  12 May 2000 (USA)
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A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

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Jody
Christine Dunham ...
Audition Teacher
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Maryann Plunkett ...
Laura Hicks ...
Nervous Mother
Barbara Caruso ...
ABA Scout
Jeff Hayenga ...
ABA Scout (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
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Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
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Thomas
Karen Shallo ...
Mother at Audition
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Eva's Friend
Giselle Daly ...
Eva's Friend
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Maureen
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Erik (as Shakiem Evens)
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The education of three young students, Jodie, Eva and Maureen, as they study at the American Ballet Academy. Life isn't what they expected at the esteemed ABA, and all three face problems along the road. Jodie doesn't have the "ideal" body for dancing, Eva doesn't have the right attitude, and Maureen doesn't have the heart. Along the way, they learn that love can be found in unlikely places, and dancing should be a passion, not a duty. Written by the lexster

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Life doesn't hold tryouts.

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

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City Ballet  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,604,621 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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ESP 14,363,416 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Sergei, played by Ilia Kulik, is headed for the San Francisco Ballet after his stint at the American Ballet Company. Amanda Schull, who plays Jody, actually danced with the San Francisco Ballet for several seasons. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Jody and Eva leave to smoke, the number on their dorm door says 903C, later when Jody, Maureen, and Eva leave to celebrate Eric's birthday, their dorm door says 903A. See more »

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Jody Sawyer: Mom. Oh, I'm so happy you guys are here.
Mr. Sawyer: We wanted to see what you've been up to this past year. And I've gotta tell you, that was the most fantastic thing I've ever seen.
Mrs. Sawyer: It was great, honey. And just - just wonderful.
Jody Sawyer: You wanna know something stupid? I'd actually started to believe I didn't need to hear that anymore.
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References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

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Friends Forever
Written by Jane Vaughn, Nicola Shaw, Stephanie Maillard, Briggita Jansen, Trevor Steel and John Holliday
Performed by Thunderbugs
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Enterainment (UK) Ltd.
Under License from Sony Music Licensing
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A wonderful and innovative behind-the-scenes film about the competitive world of dance
30 April 2000 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

"Center Stage," a film about the lives of young modern dancers who want nothing more than to make a name for themselves, dazzles with some of the best on-screen dance performances since Patrick Swayze shook his hips in "Dirty Dancing" thirteen years ago. Starring some of the most talented modern dancers ever to hit the silver screen, "Stage" focuses its attention on the lives surrounding the young dancers and their struggles for stardom. The film is a revealing exploitation of the complexity associated with modern dance, diving into the realities of dance phenoms that sacrifice their social life for a role that will find them performing in front of a live audience.

Rating: 6


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