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Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration... See more »

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Vaughan Sheffield ...
Young Sean
Christian Patterson ...
Young Mitchell
Lisa Perry ...
Sean & Mitchell's Mother
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Mitchell
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Sean Odken
Bruce Venables ...
Williams
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Walter
Catherine Ajaka ...
Walter's Tap Class
Luke Alleva ...
Walter's Tap Class
Kurt Bardrick ...
Walter's Tap Class
Danika Beckett ...
Walter's Tap Class
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Walter's Tap Class
Sam Buckley ...
Walter's Tap Class
Steve Coppin ...
Walter's Tap Class
Michael Edge ...
Walter's Tap Class
Trent Harlow ...
Walter's Tap Class
Raena Hartley ...
Walter's Tap Class
Camilla Jakimowicz ...
Walter's Tap Class
Rebecca Joncevski ...
Walter's Tap Class
Victoria Kerlin ...
Walter's Tap Class
Nardia Knapman ...
Walter's Tap Class / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Deborah Lean ...
Walter's Tap Class
Beth Lennon ...
Walter's Tap Class
Stephanie Pearce ...
Walter's Tap Class
Renae Berry ...
Walter's Tap Class
Tiara Perry-Coates ...
Walter's Tap Class / Angus' Tap Class
Rebecca Phillips ...
Walter's Tap Class / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Kiona Potter ...
Walter's Tap Class
Anouska Reid ...
Walter's Tap Class / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Kristy Taylor ...
Walter's Tap Class
Tanya Thomson ...
Walter's Tap Class
Geraldine Timmins ...
Walter's Tap Class (as Geraldine Timmons)
Jacinda van Drongelen ...
Walter's Tap Class (as Inda van Drongelen)
Casey White ...
Walter's Tap Class
Asha Zappa ...
Walter's Tap Class
Christopher Horsey ...
Angus
Matt Lee ...
Johnno
Sophie Lee ...
Linda
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Kim
Andrew Doyle ...
Gerard Ball
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Huey
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Huey's Mate
Jonno Zissler ...
Huey's Mate
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Gary
Harry Dakanalis ...
Footy Player
Lee McDonald ...
Derrick
Drew Kaluski ...
Colin (as Andrew Kaluski)
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Sara
Dein Perry ...
Anthony Ford
Kelly Aykers ...
Anthony Ford's Girlfriend
Sally Clark ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Stephen Davison ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Aaron Farley ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Robyn Forsythe ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Steve Grace ...
Anthony Ford Dancer / Bootchorus - rehearsal (as Steven Grace)
Leanne Halloran ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Keith Hawley ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Tia Jordan ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Ian Knowles ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Tracie Morley ...
Anthony Ford Dancer / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Lawrence Stark ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Robert Sturrock ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Peta Webb ...
Anthony Ford Dancer
Ian Sandercoe ...
Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Paul Elliot ...
Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
David Carter ...
Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Craig Lancaster ...
Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Renee Armstrong ...
Angus' Tap Class
Jana Bilios ...
Angus' Tap Class
Charde Doherty ...
Angus' Tap Class
Sheylea Forrest ...
Angus' Tap Class
Rebecca Graham ...
Angus' Tap Class
Brad Green ...
Angus' Tap Class
Rebecca Mahony ...
Angus' Tap Class
Shelley McShane ...
Angus' Tap Class
Chiara Da Ros ...
Angus' Tap Class
Danielle Da Ros ...
Angus' Tap Class
Adam Scown ...
Angus' Tap Class
Rebecca Tapia ...
Angus' Tap Class
Celeste Tesoriero ...
Angus' Tap Class
Laura Ventimiglia ...
Angus' Tap Class
Kamara Gray ...
Stripper / Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Penny Martin ...
Stripper / BootchorusBootchorus - rehearsal
Bianca Nacson ...
Jessica
Camilla Freeman ...
Annabelle
Kenny Porter ...
Customer in Car Park
Grant Walmsley ...
Newt
Dario Bortolin ...
Bass Guitarist - Newt's Band
Mark Marriott ...
Drummer - Newt's Band
Tony Butterfield ...
Customer - Woolshed
Melinda Kennings ...
Holly
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Ricco the Roadie
Tahree Adamthwaite ...
Cheerleader
Rebecca Harris ...
Cheerleader
Angela Hestelow ...
Cheerleader
Claudia Lawson ...
Cheerleader
Melinda Lock ...
Cheerleader
Melissa McDonald ...
Cheerleader
Jade McFadden ...
Cheerleader
Tamerra Rogers ...
Cheerleader
Megan Sutton ...
Cheerleader
Rebecca Turner ...
Cheerleader
Candice Whybrow ...
Cheerleader
Keith Holloway ...
Clem
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Jim
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Police Officer
John Kearney ...
Police Officer
Taylor Anthony ...
Little Girl
Peter Fien ...
Bootchorus
Markham Gannon ...
Bootchorus
Melissa Gibson ...
Bootchorus
Kelii Grauer ...
Bootchorus (as Kelly Grauer)
Andrew Harrison ...
Bootchorus
Brooke Henderson ...
Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Rebecca Jeffs ...
Bootchorus
Garon Michalitis ...
Bootchorus
Mathan Michalitis ...
Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal (as Mathen Michalitis)
Sean Mulligan ...
Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Glen Rhule ...
Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Troy Rowley ...
Bootchorus / Bootchorus - rehearsal
Cherry Saville ...
Bootchorus
Vanessa Schembri ...
Bootchorus
Rachel Schmalz ...
Bootchorus
Daniel Thompson ...
Bootchorus
Andrew Aroustian ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Ryan Chappell ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal (as Ryan Chappelll)
Siobhan Ginty ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Jaclyn Hanson ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Michelle Hopper ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Letitia Legge ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shea Adams ...
Thug in Street
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Phoebe
Sophie Kaars ...
Cute Girl in Car
Laurence Maddy ...
Guitarist at Benefit
Reid Perry ...
Mitch - Junior
Troy Phillips ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Nathan Sheens ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
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Boot Chorus
Nigel Turner-Carroll ...
Man
Prue Vercoe ...
Bootchorus - rehearsal
Gavin Wild ...
Thug in Street (as Gavin Wilde)
Alan Hennessy ...
Extra: Show Patron (uncredited)
Paul Maybury ...
Tapper (uncredited)
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Dancing kid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dein Perry

Written by

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Steve Worland ... (story) &
Hilary Linstead ... (story) &
Dein Perry ... (story)
 
Steve Worland ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Antonia Barnard ... co-producer
Hilary Linstead ... producer
Dein Perry ... executive producer

Music by

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Cezary Skubiszewski

Cinematography by

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Steve Mason ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jane Moran

Editorial Department

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Kirsty Bruce ... assistant editor
David Burrows ... second assistant editor
Arthur Cambridge ... color grader
Al Hansen ... digital colorist
Adam Hughes ... assistant editor
Antonio Mestres ... assistant editor
Adrienne Shaw ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Christine King ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Murray Picknett

Art Direction by

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Jon Rohde

Set Decoration by

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Lea Worth

Costume Design by

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Tess Schofield

Production Management

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Marcus D'Arcy ... post-production supervisor
Sue MacKay ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Deborah Antoniou ... second assistant director (as Deb Antoniou)
Drew Bailey ... additional assistant director
Noni Roy ... additional second assistant director
Emma Schofield ... first assistant director
Gordon Westman ... third assistant director
Marcus Levy ... additional assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Brent Burge ... sound effects editor
Luke Dunn Gielmuda ... tap dance editor
Catherine Gross ... boom operator (as Cathy Gross)
David Lee ... production sound mixer / sound recordist
Ian McLoughlin ... re-recording mixer
Nada Mikas ... sound editor: atmospheres
Jane Paterson ... dialogue editor
Andrew Plain ... supervising sound editor
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lindsey Gault ... special effects crew
Ronald Rametta ... special effects technician
David Trethewey ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Shea Adams ... stunt performer
Mick Corrigan ... stunt double (stunt double: Adam Garcia) / stunt performer
Harry Dakanalis ... stunt performer
Johnny Hallyday ... stunt performer
Scott McLean ... stunt performer
Darren Andrew Mitchell ... stunt performer (as Darren Mitchell)
Oliviera Simonevich ... stunt performer
Gavin Wild ... stunt performer (as Gavin Wilde)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jason Binnie ... clapper loader / second focus puller
Mal Booth ... assistant grip
Guy Bowden ... assistant grip
Robbie Burr ... best boy
Brett Cooper ... electrician
Trudy Dalgleish ... lighting designer: finale
Chris Dodd ... electrician
Sally Eccleston ... first assistant camera: additional unit
Alan Handsaker ... assistant grip
Adam Hunter ... electrician
Rob Hunter ... camera operator: helicopter
Glen Jenkins ... electrician
Paul Johnstone ... gaffer
Philip Le Masurier ... stills photographer
Gerard Maher ... second assistant camera: additional unit
Steve Mason ... camera operator
Tim Newman ... lighting programmer: finale
Nick Payne ... gaffer
Andy Rennie ... grip
Luela Romeo ... video split operator
Damien Simper ... video split operator
Ken Talbot ... rigging gaffer: finale
Paul Thompson ... key grip
Jay Torta ... second clapper loader
Mark Watson ... electrician
David Williamson ... camera operator
Damian Wyvill ... focus puller (as Damien Wyvill)
Al York ... electrician

Casting Department

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Gabrielle Healy ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mel Dykes ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Bevan Childs ... location manager: Newcastle
Peter Harris ... location scout: Sydney
Peter Hicks ... location manager: Sydney

Music Department

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Chris Gough ... music supervisor
Robin Gray ... music scoring engineer
Laurence Maddy ... music designer / music producer
Daryl McKenzie ... conductor / orchestrator
Ben Steer ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Trish Ashenden ... assistant accountant
Karen Cameron ... choreographer: cheerleaders
Sally Chesher ... production assistant
Jill Coverdale ... post-production accountant
Denise Farrell ... production accountant
Edward Hetherington ... screenplay consultant
Christopher Horsey ... tutor: tap
Pauly J ... directorial assistant (as Paul Johannessen)
Rebecca Jeffs ... tutor: tap
Melissa Johnston ... assistant to producers
Drew Kaluski ... choreographer: toilet tap (as Andrew Kaluski) / tutor: tap (as Andrew Kaluski)
Liane Lee ... post production accountant
Tracie Morley ... assistant choreographer
Louis Nowra ... screenplay consultant
Dein Perry ... choreographer
Kate Prindiville ... post production accountant
Michelle Russell ... production coordinator
Lynne Scanlan-Lamb ... assistant to producers
Zeynep Selcuk ... assistant to producers
Kat Slowik ... accounts assistant
Ben Steel ... production runner
Victoria Sullivan ... script supervisor
Alexandra Taussig ... production secretary
Kerry Walker ... dialogue coach

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Born charmer Sean Okden gave up tap-dancing when he started working in the steel mill, but as that's going down the hill he grabs his chance being the only candidate in his coastal Australian home town Newcastle selected for a Sidney show. Being sacked soon just for a row with the arrogant lead dancer, he returns to find his girlfriend in bed with his brother Mitchell, and decides to start his own tap-dance group wearing hardhats, which he soon gives an original edge when the steel mill inspires him to weld metal on their shoes and dance on industrial steel, so it the metallic acoustics fit well with a local rock group. Financing their local debut is so expensive, even when the mill allows them free us of its premises -opening some acrobatic perspectives- while even his father won't allow him to touch his mother's inheritance for the project, that the 'Bootmen' need to steal the cheerleaders' podium in a televised sports match to get media attention. Sean generously helps his brother when attacked, at the price of their motorbikes, only to learn his assailant Huey and Mitch rival as car (part) thieves, but still allows him into the group - only to see his fatal fall during an attack by Huey's goons. Even when the mill announces phasing out Sean continues, now as a benefit for the sacked workers' retraining. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines When you don't know your next step... improvise. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tap Dogs (Japan, English title)
  • Каблуки (Russia)
  • Bakancstánc (Hungary)
  • Огнени стъпки (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Bootmen, con paso firme (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $13,133, 08 Oct 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Filmed in Newcastle. New South Wales, Australia See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Rumble See more »
Quotes Huey: You wanna work with me, you stay outta my fucking business, alright?
Mitchell: Yep.
Huey: Good.
Mitchell: Well, I don't work for you no more, you arse-wipe!
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