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Dancehall Queen (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1997 (USA)
A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

Directors:

Rick Elgood, Don Letts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Audrey Reid Audrey Reid ... Marcia
Paul Campbell ... Priest
Carl Davis Carl Davis ... Larry
Mark Danvers Mark Danvers ... Junior
Cherine Anderson Cherine Anderson ... Tanya
Pauline Stone Myrie Pauline Stone Myrie ... Ms. Gordon
Patrice Harrison Patrice Harrison ... Olivine
Anika Grason Anika Grason ... Tasha
Donald Thompson Donald Thompson ... Sonny
Henry Brown Henry Brown
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Police officer #1
Michael London Michael London ... Police officer #2
Beenie Man Beenie Man ... Himself
Lady Saw Lady Saw ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahtasha Budhi ... Dorothy
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Storyline

A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Islandlife

Country:

Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cinderela da Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica

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Box Office

Budget:

JMD 35,390,673 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,627, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$162,723, 2 November 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hawk's Nest Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

[in Jamaican accent]
[after killing Sonny]
Priest: Walk and live. Talk and bumbaclaat dead.
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Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) See more »

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a tale of triumph in the Jamaican ghetto
25 June 2012 | by graphicgyrlSee all my reviews

This is a heartwarming story. So often we watch stories about cultures we would never entertain being a part of but somewhere in the meat of the story we are drawn in. this story takes place in a Jamaican ghetto and shows us that even in the brash vivid stroked lives of those who live hand to mouth everyday there exists poetic justice and the charm of the unaffected life. The characters were believable and passionate.

I cried and laughed and commiserated with Marcia and her family and yes, found myself wishing that I too could have been there if only for a day. I loved the music and was surprised to find so much variety in dancehall music such as Chaka Demus' song "whats the move" and Beeniemans song "dancehall queen".


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