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The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 April 2006 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ned Farr

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Ned Farr (screenplay)
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Cast

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 ... 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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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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Official Sites:

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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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Trivia

Addie Yungmee's character Serena was adopted from South Korea by American parents. In real life, Yungmee was also adopted from South Korea by American parents at the age of two. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Once I slipped and straddled the balance beam so hard my cooter went up in my throat.
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Black Sand
from Desert Motel
Music by Ned Farr
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Best ending to a movie ever!
10 February 2007 | by rosiesdinerSee all my reviews

Whatever you do, don't stop watching when you think the movie is over! Hang around for the first batch of credits or you'll really miss something! We saw this movie at the Savanaah film festival and thought it was the best of the bunch. Dreya Weber is a marvel really, not only because of her performance, but because she can pull it off so far above the ground. At the Q&A she said there were no wires or effects, so everything you see is really her going for it. Addie couldn't make it to the festival because she was dancing with Madonna. She was excellent and, my gawd, so beautiful. I was amazed that the film went over so well with the blue haired lady crowd, but there you have it, Savannnah isn't a backwater.


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