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The Company (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 20 May 2004 (Germany)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barbara E. Robertson ...
Harriet (as Barbara Robertson)
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Edouard
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Susie
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Mrs. Ryan
John Lordan ...
Mr. Ryan
Mariann Mayberry ...
Stepmother
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Stepfather
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
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Storyline

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 <andrea808@hotmail..com>

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, some nudity and sexual content | See all certifications »

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20 May 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Companhia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,281,585 (USA) (7 May 2004)
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Trivia

Whilst developing the screenplay with Barbara Turner, producer-star Neve Campbell kept referring to it as "Altmanesque". She didn't for a minute think that Robert Altman would be interested, especially as he was just coming off the back of the successful Gosford Park (2001). She was very surprised then to learn that Altman was a personal friend of Turner's for many years. See more »

Goofs

At about 1h 45m into the film, during the curtain call, those dancers were standing at different positions from different angles. Watch for the two men who were wearing blue and red bodysuits, they were standing at different places. See more »

Quotes

Alberto Antonelli: Hit the wall! I want you to move!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hart of Dixie: A Better Man (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My Funny Valentine
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Used by arrangement with Williamson Music and Chappell & Co.
Performed by Kronos Quartet
Orchestration by Christopher Klatman based on the arrangement by Marvin Laird
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Brilliant

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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