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Square Dance (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 9 January 1988 (Japan)
Gemma is 13 years old lives and with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Alan Hines (screenplay by), Alan Hines (based upon his novel by the same name)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Dillard
Jane Alexander ... Juanelle
Winona Ryder ... Gemma
Rob Lowe ... Rory
Deborah Richter ... Gwen
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... Frank
Elbert Lewis Elbert Lewis ... Beecham
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ... Aggie
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Dub Mosley
Dixie Taylor Dixie Taylor ... Dolores
Irma P. Hall ... Preacher Dixon
Barbara Britt Barbara Britt ... Miss Lawson
Brad Leland ... Drunk Cowboy
Dee Pyland Dee Pyland ... May Tompkins
Gwen Little Gwen Little ... Doreen Hadley
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Storyline

Gemma is 13 years old lives and with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can provide for Gemma. Gemma goes with her mother. In the city she gets to know Rory, a mentally disabled boy. They play together, imagining that they are married. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the opening night film at the 1987 Sundance Film Festival. Winona Ryder attended the premiere, which screened at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. See more »


Soundtracks

WAITIN' FOR THE SUN TO SHINE
Written by Sonny Throckmorton
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
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10 November 2008 | by blackstonmichaelSee all my reviews

a couple of years ago bought square dance at a video store on VHS and watched the movie from start to finish and i have to say this movie is very good but very underrated. let's start with the film debut of wynonna rider. i thought her film debut was very astonishing and to be considered a promising actress in that decade which she continued to promise more great performances up until her arrest for shoplifting years ago.

Jane Alexander and Jason robards were very affective in this film. last but not least rob Lowe's performance.

let's start by saying that his performance was very underrated however was nominated for a golden globe, i thought he should of got an Oscar nomination for his role as mentally in-pair gema now that's the hardest role Lowe has ever taken on. if you can find this movie on VHS or DVD go buy it!!!1


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Is Where the Heart Is See more »

Filming Locations:

DeSoto, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$225,358

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,358
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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