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Stepping Out (1991)

Stepping Out is a 1991 musical-comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Liza Minnelli, written by Richard Harris and based on a play also written by Harris. Minnelli plays the role ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Richard Harris (play), Richard Harris (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robyn Stevan Robyn Stevan ... Sylvia
Jane Krakowski ... Lynne
Bill Irwin ... Geoffrey
Ellen Greene ... Maxine
Sheila McCarthy ... Andy
Andrea Martin ... Dorothy
Julie Walters ... Vera
Carol Woods Carol Woods ... Rose
Liza Minnelli ... Mavis Turner
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Fraser
Luke Reilly Luke Reilly ... Patrick
Nora Dunn ... Pam
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Frank
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Jerry
Raymond Rickman Raymond Rickman ... Alan
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Stepping Out is a 1991 musical-comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Liza Minnelli, written by Richard Harris and based on a play also written by Harris. Minnelli plays the role of a has-been Broadway performer who gives tap lesson to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve. Written by Anonymous

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Your dreams are just a step away

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A scuola di ballo See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Gross USA:

$242,014
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last film Julie Walters did, where her filming would require for her to leave the UK. Ever since, she stayed to local productions, in order to spend more time with her family. See more »


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Stepping Out
Music by John Kander
Lyric by Fred Ebb
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this movie really made me luv liza
3 March 2005 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

of course 'Cabaret' can do the same

but anyway I really really liked this film a lot and it made me admire Liza because of its subversive message, its exhortation to the folks in the audience to get off of their arses and do something why don't you. Even though there is a big scene that goes to show that there is only one Liza - that amateurs will never replace professionals - yet the film demonstrates in an affecting way how amateur artists frequently bring something quite special to what they do - that sometimes at a most essential level the distinction between a "real" artist and someone just making art or trying to, if you want, is quite irrelevant.

I haven't really seen any of the old "let's put on a show" movies. I once remember seeing part of "strike up the band" and thought it was rather dada and anyway it didn't appear to be about amateurism, it appeared to be totally about Judy and Mickey, period. "Stepping Out" is not 2 young virtuosos hopped up on amphetamines on parade!

I just loved Liza's performance in this film, every little move she made, Liza, you touched me! Yes, she seemed very genuine I would characterize the performance as "wise". Mavis/Liza. Mavis!!? What of it!

Reading other reviews I'm realizing I saw this film so long ago. Heck I'd forgotten about groovy gal Shelley Winters and the other performers. I only remembered that Bill Irwin was in it. Oh Liza, I think it's time for me to watch this one again.

I could believe Davis Gest might have extorted sex from the bodyguard who is suing Liza only the bodyguard is probably so dumb he thought DG was Liza! As Gilda said, "Disaster to the wench!" but let's at least have him show his face in the newspapers. I really wonder, who's the victim here!?

I'm glad some people gave this movie the maximum stars they could.


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