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Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 March 1995 (USA)
A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

John Frizzell, W.P. Kinsella (book) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Rajendra Black ... Silas Crow
Adam Beach ... Frank Fencepost
Jennifer Podemski ... Sadie Maracle
Michael Greyeyes ... Gooch
Lisa LaCroix Lisa LaCroix ... Illianna
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Robert McVey
Rose Marie Trudeau Rose Marie Trudeau ... Ma Crow
Gloria May Eshkibok Gloria May Eshkibok ... Mad Etta
Selim Running Bear Sandoval Selim Running Bear Sandoval ... Robert Coyote
Sandrine Holt ... Poppy
Tamara Podemski ... Little Margaret
Herbie Barnes Herbie Barnes ... Joseph
Hugh Dillon ... Clarence Gaskill
Vince Manitowabi Vince Manitowabi ... Hobart Thunder
Robert Frank Pegahmagabow Robert Frank Pegahmagabow ... Wendel
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Storyline

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ... and murder. Written by <P.M.Laws@education.leeds.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the party's over, real life kicks into gear!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanssi yli rajojen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$304,852
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though the movie is set in Northern Ontario, the original stories in the book took place in Central Alberta. In and around the town of Hobbema (now known as Maskwacis). Which is home to four native bands. Samson, Montana, Louis Bull and Ermineskin. Ermineskin also happened to be the last name of the narrator in the books, Silas. See more »

Quotes

Poppy: You know, Sadie, sometimes jail is the best thing to keep a man in shape.
Sadie Maracle: Well, then I guess Silas could use a year or two huh?
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Love Me Tonight
Written by Vern Cheechoo
Performed by Vern Cheechoo
Courtesy of Dark Light Music Ltd.
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Should've gotten the attention that was showered on "Smoke Signals"
9 February 1999 | by dhultsSee all my reviews

This is a really fine little film that far outshines the much more commented-upon "Smoke Signals". The dialogue rings true, and the characters are more than 2-D stereotypes. Some serious issues about reservation life are dealt with fairly and honestly, without falling back on condescending plot contrivances.


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