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The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 April 2006 (USA)
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Jane left gymnastics when an injury killed Olympics hope. Now 43, she gets a chance to perform a demanding "dance" in the air with Serena. The intimate act makes her forget her dead marriage.

Director:

Ned Farr

Writer:

Ned Farr (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dreya Weber ... Jane
Addie Yungmee Addie Yungmee ... Serena
David De Simone ... David
Allison Mackie ... Denise
Mam Smith ... Nicole
Stef Tovar ... Dan
Tricia Small Tricia Small ... Crystal
Paul A. Hicks ... Jimmy (as Paul Hicks)
Jeff Sugarman Jeff Sugarman ... Stan
Kathe Mazur ... Dr. Weiland
Andrew Ableson ... Julian
John Lee Ames ... Q
Amy Lemons ... Sandy
Robert Sean Burke ... Officer (as Robert Burke)
Ronald Drewes Ronald Drewes ... Holt (as Ron Drewes)
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Storyline

The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting leads sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). Each of them are illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable... A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about ... Written by Emily Teel

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Taglines:

Rise Above.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

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Though not listed here as part of the soundtrack, the song that plays at the end and into the credits is "The Taxi Ride" by Jane Siberry. See more »

Quotes

[Jane has just kissed Serena]
Jane: Wait! I am so sorry. It will not happen again. I'm not gay just so you know.
Serena: Well, I am.
Jane: Oh.
Serena: You thought I was straight?
Jane: I just thought you were beautiful.
Serena: A tourist checking out the scenery.
Jane: No.
Serena: Okay. But you're married and you think you're straight. So, let's just leave it there.
Jane: Okay.
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Soundtracks

Out There In Here
from Desert Motel
Music by Ned Farr
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Great film! Film festie favorite~We went back to see it a second time!
11 September 2006 | by snzebraSee all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this film. It's rare to find a star who can pull off the physical aspects of any sports/dance themed film convincingly and do a first rate acting job as well. In this film you find two stars who rise to the occasion. Both women deliver warm, touching and at times humorous performances. The film also touched on a number of topics, from racial issues to sexual identity. And yet the approach wasn't heavy handed. The production values were also top notch for a small budget film. I saw this at the Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian film festival and went back to see it a second time. It was a real crowd pleaser. Everyone I spoke to seemed to enjoy this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porting See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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