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Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sara
... Derek
... Chenille
... Malakai
... Roy
... Nikki
Vince Green ... Snookie
... Kenny
... Diggy
... Arvel (as Artel Jarod Walker)
Cory Stewart ... Lip
Jennifer Anglin ... Glynn
Dorothy Martin ... Momma Dean
Kim Tlusty ... Lindsay
... Woman on Train
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Storyline

Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by Kara

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The Only Person You Need To Be Is Yourself.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión y baile  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,526,443, 14 January 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$91,057,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,706,809
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Trivia

The audition scene at the start of the movie was filmed at the Atheneaum Theater in Chicago. See more »

Goofs

The chair during Sara's final audition changes direction, depending on which side the camera shot is from. See more »

Quotes

Sara: Asshole.
Chenille: Who? Because in this crowd you're going to have to be a bit more specific.
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Connections

Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Where You At
by Anthony President, Brainz Dimilo, Fatman Scoop (as Isaac Freeman III), Joe Rizzo, and Edmond Bini
Performed by Fatman Scoop (as Fat Man Scoop)
Produced by Anthony President and Brainz Dimilo
Fat Man Scoop performs courtesy of AV8 Records
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Cheesy, but great dancing
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Unless you like cheesy MTV-style teenage movies of the ilk of Flashdance, this may not be for you. If you do, it's a well-made piece of that easily digestible junk-food genre. For me, it was interesting mostly because of the dancing (fusion of hip-hop and ballet). There's some interesting performances, even if the editing is there to show the dancefloor moves to a perfection that might not have actually been achieved by Julia Stiles. The standard boy-meets-girl, gets-her-to-realise-her-dream-as-a-dancer-stuff is the stuff large buckets of popcorn were made for . . .


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