Dance is a very powerful drug, if embraced judiciously; to reap its rewards, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance. Frank Keene, a grieving baker in a near catatonic state, happens on a car accident. The loquacious and insightful victim, Steve Mills, is on his way to an appointment in Pasadena with a years-ago acquaintance; he asks Frank to go in his place. It's a dance class. Frank goes, to find Steve's friend. The story moves back and forth among Steve's childhood, the scene of the accident, and the aftermath of Frank's first Lindy hop. Black eyes, group therapy, loneliness, boys being boys, roads not taken, and saying good-bye color the story. Written by
When destiny leads, love follows.
12 January 2006 (Netherlands)
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Also Known As:
Un toque de seducción
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Opening Weekend USA: $92,668,
2 April 2006
Gross USA: $247,141, 11 June 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
played two parts in this film, one being Samson, the other as young Steve Mills. The flashbacks are from a 1990 short film of the same name and Elden played the role of Steve as a 12 year old boy. See more
When practicing the waltz, one boy counts off 1-2-3-4. The waltz is a three count. See more
So, you're like a dead wives club.
Well, I don't think you could call it a club, per se.
But, all of your wives are dead.
No, unfortunately for me mine is still alive and kicking.
References Pork Chop Hill
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Courtesy of Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc., EMI April Music, Inc. & Cotton Club Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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