10 user 1 critic

Deadly Dance Mum (2017)

Taken Too Far (original title)
1:55 | Trailer
A jealous dance mom takes extreme measures to ensure her daughter wins a scholarship to an exclusive dance academy. But the victim's mother will do whatever necessary to protect her own daughter from the rival mom's evil scheme.


Paul Lynch
1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Sole Custody (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Zoey, a cyber crime cop, and Barry, a detective, raise their son, Timmy, in a quiet suburban neighborhood. When Zoey confides in her best friend about shift work and the lack of spark in ... See full summary »

Director: Brenton Spencer
Stars: Julie Benz, Rick Ravanello, Maxwell Kovach
Death Clique (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A jealous rivalry between three high school girls leads to a shocking crime.

Director: Doug Campbell
Stars: Barbara Alyn Woods, Tina Ivlev, Lexi Ainsworth
Art of Falling in Love (TV Movie 2019)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An artist painting a mural on a new hospital wing falls for the project's architect but worries he may not want to be with her if she reveals the unfortunate story behind her secret bucket list.

Director: Justin G. Dyck
Stars: Kimberly-Sue Murray, Josh Dean, Kelly Bishop
Deviant Love (2019)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Jamie's (Emma Bell) marriage falls apart when she finds out her husband has been cheating on her. She heads home to her family with her young son in order to figure out what to do next. She... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Emma Bell, Nick Ballard, Bradley Bundlie
Beauty's Revenge (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An obsessive small town beauty queen goes to great lengths to keep the love of her life from reconciling with his ex-girlfriend.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kyle Secor, Stephen Fanning
A Mother's Instinct (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When a boy goes missing, clues lead his sister and mother to believe their asocial neighbor was involved in the abduction; forcing them to take the law into their own hands.

Director: Jason Bourque
Stars: Josie Bissett, Sarah Grey, Richard Harmon
The Killing Secret (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A pregnant teen is murdered and a popular high-school senior is suspected. But will his girlfriend stick by him to prove his innocence despite the fact she has bonded with the victim's mother?

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Ari Meyers, Soleil Moon Frye, Mark Kassen
Deadly Lessons (TV Movie 2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After their affair is discovered, a college student drops out of school to marry her professor only to learn that he has a dark, sordid past.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Christie Burson, Ryan Scott Greene, Christina Cox
Deadly Switch (2019)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

When a foreign exchange student, Ana (Hayley McLaughlin), studying abroad in America becomes the target of a dangerous stalker, she accepts the invitation to move in with her roommate's family in their idyllic town.

Director: Svetlana Cvetko
Stars: Hayley McLaughlin, Danika Yarosh, Dylan Walsh
The Student I (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Vince would kill for a good grade...

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Alicia Leigh Willis, Blake Michael, Trevor St. John
Shadow of Fear (TV Movie 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.

Director: Michael Lohmann
Stars: Amanda Righetti, Will Estes, Harry Hamlin
Mommy Group Murder (TV Movie 2018)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A new mother dealing with postpartum depression befriends an alluring woman with a mysterious past.

Director: Nick Everhart
Stars: Leah Pipes, Helena Mattsson, Lisa Thornhill


Credited cast:
Christina Cox ... Jeanette Grayson
Beverley Mitchell ... Beth Hoyson
Dalton Derek ... Stevie Hernandez
Doug Murray ... Dean Grayson
Jenna Warren ... Melanie Hoyson
Jack Fulton ... Jason Grayson
Roger Dunn ... Mr. Salvatore
Rhys Wyn Trenhaile ... Detective Thompson
Michael James Regan ... DJ
Dru Viergever ... Detective Schwader
Russell Yuen ... Detective Nada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olunike Adeliyi ... Officer Daniels (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Milton Barnes ... Officer Cook
Dan Duran Dan Duran ... Dance-Off Host
Miranda Edwards ... Linda


Lawyer Dean Grayson's spoiled-rotten, fame-obsessed wife Jeanette is dead-set to force their teen daughter, whom he would allow other choices, to succeed at the dance career she failed to cash in on. Ignoring pre-teen son Jason, Jeanette is ready to 'walk over corpses'. Blackmailing the ex-con driver Stevie Hernandez to be her henchman, she plans in detail to kidnap the daughter's actually devoted dance academy rival Melanie to secure a sole prime audition. But her mother Beth Hoyson gets wind of the scheme and fights back, as the police won't believe her, at least not in time, at their own risk. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller




Official Sites:

Official Site





Release Date:

5 December 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Dance Mom See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Movie

I really enjoyed this female-centric thriller. It was like a modern day"Texas Cheerleader Mom" type of movie where that mom killed some teen girl so her daughter would be he head cheerleader but this movie is set in the children's dance world. I was glad to see a movie finally addressing the "dance mom" crazed mothers like you see on that reality show "Dance Moms" and how incensed and dangerous they can become when their children's reputation as dancers is on the line. Like the other title of this film, the dance moms really are "taken too far" with this whole dance competition world. Kids should be allowed to be kids and yes there are other sports that are competitive for children but some of these dance moms are worse than most and out of control and someone is gonna get hurt like what happens in this movie. The character of "Jeanette Grayson" (Christina Cox, a powerhouse "B" on steroids here) is spot on in how she embodies the obsessive dance mom determined to stop at nothing to see her daughter become a famous dancer. Sadly she does go too far and not only hurts her entire family but by the end of the film she has ruined her own life. I don't want to give anything away but I'm assuming this nut bag of a mother is not coming home for a long time by the end of this story. If only the busy father would have stopped her sooner. Jeanette's daughter, the character of "Sarah" is such a sweet and soft spoken, young girl. I was almost brought to tears when she reaches out to her competitor in the dance contest "Melanie" who almost lost her life due to what her sicko mother pulled on her. I liked the relationship of the girls who haven't been inflicted with the competitive nature sometimes women have with one another. I think the character of "Beth Hoyson" was perfect in this role. She also portrays the balanced mother who is allowing her daughter to pursue her creative dreams but at the same time trying to prepare her for real life by staying focused on her scholastic studies and all.

I was glad to see she found out just in time that the creepy mother "Jeanette" had nefarious plans all the while trying to pretend to be her friend. I hate women like that who play you so I was happy to see that B (Jeanette) gets hers at the end!

"Jeanette's" son "Jason" was played excellently but I can't help to think of how his life might turn out now that his mother succumbed to the dark side of being a dance mom. I guess having a good father, "Dean Grayson" will help but this Jason kid is obviously gonna be a bit damaged when it comes to the female archetype example set by his crazy mother. That "Dean" guy saw this coming and he even talks about his wife not taking her meds and drinking too much, but he should have acted faster, but I guess if he did then this movie wouldn't have happened! I also really felt sorry for that character that plays the family's houseman, "Stevie".

All in all the performances were really pretty good because I felt something for all of them. The cookie flying through the air and landing in Jason's fish tank was hilarious although sad but it really touched on how crazy this mother Jeanette is. I mean her daughter is bone thin and this crazy mother won't even allow her daughter one cookie for desert. Body image is also a really important issue going on in young teenage girls lives so this story lightly touches on that with this scene.

I'm no film expert but I watch a lot of Lifetime thrillers and this film would work well on that channel but I think it satisfies both the female and male audience. I like that genre of film called, FILM NOIR and in a weird way this film is sort of a modern day film noir to me. If Joan Crawford was alive today she could have also played the role of "Jeanette" and come to think of it if Barbara Stanwyck were alive she could have played "Beth". I also really like that it showed the struggles of single mom trying to raise a normal, healthy child and the challenge of holding down a job to keep food on the table.

Lastly I must say it was fun to watch Beverley Mitchell's "Beth" kick butt when she comes to her daughter's rescue after seeing her as a good girl all those years on 7th Heaven. All in all this was a very taut thriller with good acting by most. I thought the director and the writers created a unique story and again so happy to see someone addressing these wacked out and often crazy dance moms in a fiction film. Danielle

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed