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Dancers (1987)

A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writer:

Sarah Kernochan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Tony
Alessandra Ferri ... Francesca
Leslie Browne ... Nadine
Tommy Rall ... Patrick (as Thomas Rall)
Lynn Seymour Lynn Seymour ... Muriel
Victor Barbee Victor Barbee ... Wade
Julie Kent Julie Kent ... Lisa
Mariangela Melato ... Contessa
Leandro Amato Leandro Amato ... Paolo
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Guido
Desmond Kelly Desmond Kelly ... Duke of Courland
Chrisa Keramidas Chrisa Keramidas ... Bathilde
Amy Werba ... Interviewer
Jack Brodsky Jack Brodsky ... Jack
Robert Argand Robert Argand ... Impressario
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Storyline

A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.

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Plot Keywords:

ballet | independent film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

About half-a-dozen people worked on both this Herbert Ross film and his earlier multi-Academy Award nominated dance film The Turning Point (1977). These included Ross, producer Nora Kaye, actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, actress Leslie Browne, editor William Reynolds, and assistant/associate editor Michael E. Polakow. See more »


Soundtracks

Giselle
Written by Adolphe Adam
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas
Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra
Recording Engineer Tony Faulkner
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Enjoyable
8 April 2004 | by sweetcolleenSee all my reviews

I've just seen this film yesterday, and enjoyed it a great deal. I do agree with the other fellow's review that the main characters, Lisa and Tony, hadn't made a deeper connection yet in the viewer's mind when the big climax part came. Too little effort was placed on that part, with only small sections working on their budding friendship/romance. But, as a non-professional, the dancing bits were lovely. I enjoyed watching the walk-through rehearsals, getting an idea perhaps of how these ballets are placed together much like a play or television performance. I love Baryschnikov anyway, and Allesandra Ferri is so graceful and lovely as a dancer...it really was fun to see.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Giselle See more »

Filming Locations:

Bari, Apulia, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,112, 11 October 1987

Gross USA:

$1,190,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,190,416
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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