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Release Date: April 7th, 2006

DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
When internationally renowned dancer Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) takes a teaching job in a New York City public school, he meets ridicule from the street-wise students, who scoff at the notion of ballroom dancing. Far from being discouraged, he melds their hip-hop moves with his classical style, helping them create a dance form and, in the process, becoming their mentor.

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Yaya DaCosta, Lauren Collins, Brandon D. Andrews, Elijah Kelley, Jonathan Malen

Director: Liz Friedlander

Genres: Drama, Musical

Production Co: Tiara Blue Films

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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  • At one point, Dulaine takes the students to his studio and they look up at the mirrored disco ball glittering above the dance floor. "Corny, but cool," says one of the sweathogs. My feelings about the film precisely. show more

  • Inspired by a true story (translation: a lot of it is made up), the movie shucks its corn straight from the cob. But it's no less engaging for that, thanks to the enthusiasm of the young cast and the fusion of classic dance with hip-hop moves courtesy of Rich and Tone Talauega. show more

  • Things hold together longer than they would have without Banderas' commanding, committed performance. show more

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