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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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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 ... Police officer #2
Beenie Man Beenie Man ... Self
Lady Saw Lady Saw ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahtasha Budhi ... Dorothy
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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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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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Excellent storyline and character development!
3 August 2002 | by RicanRicSee all my reviews

I was introduced to this film by a Jamaican friend who insisted I see the movie. It was a choice I was glad to have made. The story introduces us to normal, everyday people who are all well written and well acted. The storyline is about a woman who wants more for herself and wants more for her small family. Some people may have trouble with the language. I dont speak of the content of language but, the dialect. Some Jamaicans speak with the strong dialect known as "Patois" (pronounced pah-twah). This film is flavored with it. I did notice that at the start of Dancehall Queen, the language is difficult to understand but seemed to become much easier as the film progressed. Through the movie, we are exposed to some great Raggae music and some pretty intensive dance sequences. The setting and locales of the film are very scenic and adds character.The sub plots served to support an already strong story. I recommend this film to any fan of Caribbean or Jamaican culture.


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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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Budget:

JMD35,390,673 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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