Dance is a very powerful drug, if embraced judiciously; to reap its rewards, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance. Frank Keene, a grieving baker in a near catatonic state, happens on a car accident. The loquacious and insightful victim, Steve Mills, is on his way to an appointment in Pasadena with a years-ago acquaintance; he asks Frank to go in his place. It's a dance class. Frank goes, to find Steve's friend. The story moves back and forth among Steve's childhood, the scene of the accident, and the aftermath of Frank's first Lindy hop. Black eyes, group therapy, loneliness, boys being boys, roads not taken, and saying good-bye color the story. Written by
When destiny leads, love follows.
12 January 2006 (Netherlands)
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Also Known As:
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
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Opening Weekend: $92,668
(31 March 2006)
(9 June 2006)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
played two parts in this film, one being Samson, the other as young Steve Mills. The flashbacks are from a 1990 short film of the same name and Elden played the role of Steve as a 12 year old boy. See more
In one scene, the entire adult dance class is waltzing to 4/4 music -- including the dance instructor. As noted above, waltz is in 3/4 time. See more
In 1962, Pez were cool, Zagnuts, Bombpops and Good-n-Plenty were very cool. The gum in baseball cards still tasted good. Kennedy was president then. Bay of Pigs, nuclear testing in Nevada, the Red Scare. McDonalds only had a million served. I was twelve-years-old and I hated girls more than liver. I mean they weren't good at the really important things. They always lost in the cafeteria hotdog eating contest. Tommy Tanksley, he could unhinge his mouth like a snake or something. And in rope ...
Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Courtesy of EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
(as Israel 'Iz' Kamakawiwo'ole)
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