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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 »


Bruce McDonald


John Frizzell, W.P. Kinsella (book) | 2 more credits »
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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 Sandoval Selim Sandoval ... Robert Coyote (as Selim Running Bear Sandoval)
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


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


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Silas Crow: My name is Silas Crow. I'm 18-years-old. For a year, me and Frank Fencepost been trying to get into this mechanic school. First, they tell us we gotta write a story. Something about something we know. Well, for a long time I couldn't find one, I mean, lots of stuff goes on here, but I couldn't see it as stuff you'd write down.
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »


Dirt On Me
Written by Laura Hubert and Pat Langer
Performed by Leslie Spit Tree-O
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
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11 January 2005 | by ReesaTreeSee all my reviews

I thought that this was an excellent film, and that it really addressed some very important issues. The description given here does this film NO justice at all, nor does the trailer. I first saw this movie about six years ago and hadn't seen it since until recently. I am currently doing research of native lifestyles and the politics of reservationist systems and this movie suddenly came to mind, from six years prior. It really stuck with me through what has been six years of pretty regular movie watching and it and I am glad that it did. It is MOST definitely work a watch at least once! Its the only movie that i can recall seeing that has any sort of good representation for use in my research.

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Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,983, 4 June 1995

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1.85 : 1
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