The Company (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  20 May 2004 (Germany)
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Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara E. Robertson ...
Harriet (as Barbara Robertson)
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Mrs. Ryan
John Lordan ...
Mr. Ryan
Mariann Mayberry ...
Yasen Peyankov ...
Justin's Mentor
Davis C. Robertson ...
Alec - Joffrey Dancer (as Davis Robertson)
Deborah Dawn ...
Deborah - Joffrey Dancer
John Gluckman ...
John - Joffrey Dancer
David Gombert ...
Justin - Joffrey Dancer


An inside look at the world of ballet. With the complete cooperation of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Altman follows the stories of the dancers, whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close, as they cope with the demands of a life in the ballet. Campbell plays a gifted but conflicted company member on the verge of becoming a principal dancer at a fictional Chicago troupe, with McDowell the company's co-founder and artistic director, considered one of America's most exciting choreographers. Franco plays Campbell's boyfriend and one of the few characters not involved in the world of dance. Written by Andrea Barney <>

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Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Companhia  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,776 (USA) (26 December 2003)


$12,525 (Hong Kong) (9 July 2004)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Altman turned down numerous offers to the movie, but Neve Campbell continued to insist and Altman eventually gave in. See more »


When Ry gets out of the bath behind the screen, it's clear she's wearing a body stocking. See more »


Alberto Antonelli: Thinking about the motion isn't being the motion.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits begin rolling, the dancers continue to take their final bows, and the audience continues to applaud. See more »


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The World Spins
Music by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch (as David K. Lynch)
Performed by Julee Cruise
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Published by Universal Music Corp. on behalf of Anlon Music Co. / Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of OK Paul Music
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First, I believe I have seen every dance movie ever made, but I can't ever remember one I enjoyed so much. I personally have been affiliated with the Dance world for most of my life. Not as a dancer but as a Stage Manager. The fact that Ms. Campbell and Mr. Altman allowed the audience to share most, if not all of the Ballets in their entirety was most enjoyable. The usage of High-Def allowed the audience to really feel as if they are there. I had the privilege of watching Ms. Campbell work on "Party of Five" while she was at Sony, where I have had continued employment for almost 10 years. I had great respect for her then as an Actress but have a entire new admirations for now as a dancer. I would love to see "The Company II"

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