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Shadow Dancing (1988)

Jess, a struggling dancer, is trying out for a part in a musical about Medusa. As she practices, the director notices how much she resembles his former lover, a ballerina who died in a ... See full summary »

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Lewis Furey
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadine Van der Velde ... Jessica Lilliane
Christopher Plummer ... Edmund Beaumont
James Kee James Kee ... Paul
Gregory Osborne Gregory Osborne ... Philip Crest
John Colicos ... Anthony Podopolis
Charmion King Charmion King ... Grace Meyerhoff
Shirley Douglas ... Nicole
Kay Tremblay Kay Tremblay ... Sophie Beaumont
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Alexei
Jennifer Inch Jennifer Inch ... Karen
Sandi McCarthy Sandi McCarthy ... Patricia
Patric A. Creelman Patric A. Creelman ... Charles
Craig Hempsted Craig Hempsted ... Matt
Marcia Plummer Marcia Plummer ... Judy
Sergio Trujillo Sergio Trujillo ... Sam
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Jess, a struggling dancer, is trying out for a part in a musical about Medusa. As she practices, the director notices how much she resembles his former lover, a ballerina who died in a bizarre on-stage accident while performing the exact same dance that Jess is doing. As more unexplainable coincidences surround the production, someone or something must be behind them all. But who? Or what? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Pas de trois
Written by Greg Kosak
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Imaginative, easy to get sucked in
24 March 2015 | by hoistthemainSee all my reviews

It's difficult, as an entertainment professional, to watch just about anything from 1988. This slice of cinematic history is riddled with ill-conceived plot diagrams, cumbersome scripts, and honestly, embarrassing special effects. But I think we often lose sight of why we sit down in front of a film in the first place. We want it to take us somewhere. I'm not sure we're even too concerned with where exactly, just anywhere. My most memorable road trip was in a VW bus, not flying first class to London. My point, is that this film takes you somewhere, somewhere else. It's thoughtful, even a bit mesmerizing. The cinematography was captivating and the costumes were perfectly period. Christopher Plummer clearly took the role seriously, and I was lulled to watch the film as a viewer, not as a critic. Put me in front of a modern indy, I'll watch as a critic- and I'll all too easily forget that there is a story, or a script altogether.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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