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Strictly Ballroom ()


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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 17 nominations.
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Scott Hastings
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Fran
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Barry Fife
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Shirley Hastings
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Liz Holt
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Les Kendall
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Doug Hastings
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Ken Railings
Sonia Kruger ...
Tina Sparkle
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Charm Leachman
Pip Mushin ...
Wayne Burns
Leonie Page ...
Vanessa Cronin
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Rico
Armonia Benedito ...
Ya Ya
Jack Webster ...
Terry
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Kylie Hastings
Steve Grace ...
Luke
Paul Bertram ...
J.J. Silvers, State Finals MC
Di Emery ...
Waitress
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Natalie
Brian M. Logan ...
Clarey
Michael Burgess ...
Merv
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Nathan Starkey
Kerry Shrimpton ...
Pam Short
Simone Gage ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Bradley Sabott ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Ray Mather ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Jo Shinta ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Peter Lynch ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Lee Becchiet ...
Dancer at Kendall's Studio
Warren Ring ...
Try-Out Coach
Jaja Jamieson ...
Try-Out Coach (as Jaya Jamieson)
John O'Connell ...
Try-Out Coach
Anita Curtis ...
Try-Out Girl
Roxana Vella ...
Try-Out Girl
Deanne Curtis ...
Try-Out Girl
Ángel García ...
Toledo Guitarist (as Angel Garcia)
Dene Kermond ...
New Steps Family
Genevieve White ...
New Steps Family
Lisa Ellis ...
New Steps Family
Jacqueline Lendich ...
New Steps Family
Bob Adams ...
New Steps Family

Directed by

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Baz Luhrmann

Written by

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Baz Luhrmann ... (original idea)
 
Baz Luhrmann ... (earlier screenplay) and
Andrew Bovell ... (earlier screenplay)
 
Baz Luhrmann ... (screenplay) and
Craig Pearce ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Antoinette Albert ... executive producer
Tristram Miall ... producer
Jane Scott ... line producer

Music by

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David Hirschfelder

Cinematography by

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Steve Mason

Film Editing by

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Jill Bilcock

Editorial Department

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Arthur Cambridge ... color grader
Nick Cole ... second assistant editor
Adrian Hauser ... telecine assitant
Jane Moran ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Faith Martin
Fiona McConaghy

Production Design by

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Catherine Martin

Art Direction by

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Martin Brown

Costume Design by

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Angus Strathie

Makeup Department

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Rebecca Simons ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Lesley Vanderwalt ... makeup designer
Paul Williams ... hair designer

Production Management

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Justin Plummer ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sue Andrews ... assistant director
Keith Heygate ... first assistant director
John Martin ... third assistant director
P.J. Voeten ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Mary Baumont ... constructor
Tony Campbell ... art department runner
Guy Chapman ... construction assistant
Jonathan Clouston ... props
Rebecca Cohen ... property buyer / set dresser
Alan Craft ... scenic artist
Peter Grady ... constructor
Bill Marron ... assistant production designer / property buyer / set dresser
Terry Matthews ... constructor
Julieanne Mills ... art department coordinator
Elizabeth Mary Moore ... art department attachment
Michael Philips ... draughtsman / model maker
Lynn Rowland ... scenic artist
Steve Smith ... scenic artist
Duncan Stemler ... draughtsman / model maker
Justine Thompson ... property buyer / set dresser
George Zammit ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Bruce Brown ... sound effects mixer
Steve Burgess ... foley recordist
Julius Chan ... sound effects editor
Michael Costa ... sound editor
Stuart Cottom ... sound department attachment
Andy Duncan ... boom operator
Jack Friedman ... playback operator
Antony Gray ... dialogue editor
David Grusovin ... assistant dialogue editor
Phil Judd ... sound mixer
Gerry Long ... foley artist
Ian McLoughlin ... sound mixer
Ben Osmo ... sound recordist
Wayne Pashley ... sound effects editor
Paul Pirola ... foley recordist
Roger Savage ... sound mixer
Simon B. Sheridan ... assistant sound engineer

Visual Effects by

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Roger Cowland ... opticals

Camera and Electrical Department

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Leah Ashenhurst ... clapper loader
Ross Berryman ... second camera operator
Alan Dunstan ... electrician
Reg Garside ... gaffer
Stephen W. Gray ... electrician
Al Hansen ... assistant key grip
Gary Hill ... best boy
Ian Jones ... Steadicam operator
Philip Le Masurier ... still photographer
Calum McFarlane ... additional focus puller
Andrew McLean ... second camera operator
John Platt ... focus puller
Paul Thompson ... key grip
David Woodward ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Faith Martin ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lyn Askew ... stand-by wardrobe
Kym Barrett ... wardrobe assistant / wardrobe buyer
Peter Bevan ... wardrobe supervisor
Kym Bywater ... costume detailing
Christopher Essex ... costumer
Melissa Harrison ... costume detailing
Nola Lowe ... costumer
Anthony Phillips ... costumer
Suzette Waters ... costume detailing

Location Management

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Lisa Hennessey ... location manager

Music Department

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Ric Formosa ... additional orchestrator
Phillip Hartl ... concert master
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez ... composer: tango "La Cumparsita"

Transportation Department

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Jonathan Clouston ... vehicle rig
Jeremy Hutchinson ... unit driver

Other crew

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Geoff Abadee ... logistics
Trish Cameron ... secretary to producer
Roger Cowland ... title designer
Michele D'Arcey ... production accountant
John Faithful ... caterer
Dina Gillespie ... unit publisher
Christine Gordon ... production secretary
Amanda Higgs ... production assistant / runner
Sonia Kruger ... ballroom advisor
Claude Lambert ... safety officer
Catherine Lavelle ... unit publicist
Bill Marron ... title designer
Catherine Martin ... title designer
Ray Mather ... assistant choreographer
Tania McGuinness ... double: Liz Holt
Paul Mercurio ... additional choreographer
John O'Connell ... choreographer (as John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell)
Ian Russell ... laboratory liaison
Nicole Sheridan ... copyright clearance
Rowena Talacko ... production coordinator
Antonio Vargas ... flamenco dance trainer
Jo Weeks ... continuity

Thanks

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Robert Murphy ... Also special thanks to

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing "his own steps". Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott's partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new steps!" Written by Rowena Young

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Taglines There's something in the air. It might be love -- but it isn't. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dancing Hero (Japan, English title)
  • Ballroom Dancing (France)
  • Strictly Ballroom - Die gegen alle Regeln tanzen (Germany)
  • Love is in the air (El amor está en el aire) (Spain)
  • El amor está en el aire (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget AUD3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first scene filmed was the big finale at the dance competition. It was filmed at a real dance competition during the 1-hour lunch break. See more »
Goofs When Shirley Hastings finally rips the calendar pages off in anger shouting, "It was his year," some of the pages underneath also show days marked off and the Pan-Pacific date circled in red. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Untamed Heart/Strictly Ballroom/Groundhog Day/Love Field/Riff-Raff (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Love Is In The Air See more »
Crazy Credits Preceding the end credits is the note: This film is dedicated to Ted Albert See more »
Quotes Fran: A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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