• Bootmen (2000)


Release Date: October 27th, 2000

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Cocky, rebellious and ambitious, Sean Okden, is determined to follow his passion to become a ground-breaking tap dancer, and not resign himself to a life toiling in the local steel mill like most of the men in his hometown. Despite Sean's astonishing talent, his no-holds-barred attitude has a cost. First, he incites the wrath of his widowed father -- who along with almost everyone in town, mocks his dreams. Then, he clashes over the affections of the beautiful Linda with his brother Mitchell.

Cast: Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, Sam Worthington, William Zappa, Richard Carter, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Christopher Horsey

Director: Dein Perry

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hilary Linstead-Dein Perry, Australian Film Finance Corporation

Keywords: 1990s, Amusing, Friend, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    John PetrakisChicago Tribune

    What it gains in fun, the film loses in credibility, as the production number itself more closely resembles a high-priced Las Vegas extravaganza than a quickly organized charity event.

  • 43
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    "Footloose" meets "The Full Monty" in Bootmen, a cliché-ridden tap dance drama.

  • 50
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    What sets Bootmen apart from the vast competition is its exuberant, sexy tap-dancing, but that's mostly relegated to the grand finale. show more

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