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:
Un toque de seducción
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Opening Weekend USA: $92,668,
2 April 2006
Gross USA: $247,141, 11 June 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
At one point while Randall (Donnie Wahlberg) is warming up obnoxiously, Evrin (the elderly man) turns to Frank and says Randall thinks he's Lord of the Dance but isn't even Irish. The Wahlbergs are actually prominently of Irish decent. 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
You're a good man Frank Keane.
I did it as much for me as for Randall. One thing bothers me though.
What color is magenta?
References The Guns of Navarone
Written by Alberto Pestalozza
(as Alberto Pestalozza) & Howard E. Johnson
Produced by Mark Adler
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