The Big Shot-Caller (2008) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • As a child, Jamie Lesser watched 'Strictly Ballroom' ninety-seven times a day and dreamed of becoming a salsa dancer. But in 'real life', his social awkwardness, failed love life and severe near-sightedness got in his way. After insurmountable disappointments, he turns to his estranged sister, Lianne, a streetwise, self-proclaimed hip hop dancing dynamo, inspires him to follow his dream, reclaim his self-esteem and become what he was truly meant to be.

  • An inspiring New York City story about a lonely outsider who rediscovers his self-esteem through salsa dancing.


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  • Meet Jamie Lessor. His life is a bit out of focus. Abandoned by his runaway sister, and raised by his grumpy poker-playing father, Jamie is beginning to wonder if true happiness is out of reach. That is, until he meets Elissa. Blinded by love, he can't see that it's a mismatch from the start. When she suddenly stops texting him back, Jamie is left broken-hearted and alone again. After ten years of separation, he reluctantly calls his older sister for advice. But Lianne Lessor has her own problems. She presses her personal philosophy on him, "It's not up to you- God is the big shot-caller. Maybe he's trying to tell you to love yourself first." She pushes him to come to terms with his fears and begin the search for himself through his last resort - his childhood dream of salsa dancing.

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