MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,401 this week

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990)

 -  Musical | Short | Family  -  October 1990 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 98 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Worse than having your glove stolen, worse than Chinese water torture, even worse than the earth spinning off its axis and careening into Mars, your mom enrolls you in Marilyn Hotchkiss' ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1165 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2288 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 78 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 26 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 161 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990)

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990) 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 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve Mills (as Elden Ratliff)
...
...
Steve Mills (voice)
Teri Johnston ...
Kelley Parker ...
Lisa Gobar (as Kellie Parker)
...
Erin March ...
Sarah Park ...
Guy Edmond ...
Chance Michael Corbitt ...
Peter Jelliffe (as Chance Corbitt)
Philip Perlman ...
Karlyn Michelson ...
Class Tattletale (as Karli Michelson)
Maria Parkinson ...
Joshua Horowitz ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Worse than having your glove stolen, worse than Chinese water torture, even worse than the earth spinning off its axis and careening into Mars, your mom enrolls you in Marilyn Hotchkiss' program. Not only do we have to wear a tie and jacket, but you have to be polite... and dance... with girls! What Steve and Peter didn't know was that this was to become the biggest day in their lives, because, for the first time, they were about to like girls... Written by Josh Horowitz <falcon@ucla.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

student film | wonder years


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1990 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$34,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,544 (USA) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$333,658 (USA) (26 May 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The War Lover (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Film short that inspired the longer version.
1 November 2008 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Tonight we watched the 90-minute movie, "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School." It was set in present day time, and involved a 50-something man returning to the location for a reunion of sorts. It also spends considerable time on the present state of that dance studio, and its current patrons.

But this 1990 film short, listed at 34 minutes, is actually just under 30 minutes plus time for the credits. It is included as an extra on the DVD of the current film.

Set in 1962, the local California moms and pops wanted their 12 year old boys and girls to develop some sense of grace, so enrolled them in this school of ballroom dancing. The boys went very reluctantly, at first, but then looked forward to seeing and dancing with the pretty girls their age.

The film short is just presented as a chapter, 128 weeks in fact, of their growing up.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
fellow dancers tinkfly

Contribute to This Page