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Directed by Peter Chelsom, this film is the English-language remake of Masayuki Suo's 1995 romantic comedy of the same name; the Japanese version earned a record-breaking 9.5 million dollars in United States box offices. Shall We Dance? revolves around John Clark (Richard Gere), a workaholic Chicago lawyer who, despite a respectable paycheck and loving family, is unable to shake the feeling that something in his life is missing. On a whim, John disrupts his normal evening commute to attend a dance class in hopes of meeting Paulina (Jennifer Lopez), a beautiful dance teacher he would occasionally spot gazing out of the studio windows. Though Paulina quickly lays to rest any preconceived romantic notions John may have had about her, she nonetheless forms a bond with him that goes beyond those normally held by a teacher and student. Invigorated with his new hobby, John focuses his newfound enthusiasm into training for an upcoming dance competition; however, he chooses not to let his wife (Susan Sarandon) in on his plans. Unaware that dance may be, in fact, saving her marriage, John's wife becomes suspicious of all the time he spends away from home and hires a private investigator to find out whether or not her husband is having an affair. Ultimately, John is forced to examine how his old dreams fit in to his new life. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

  • Release date:October 15, 2004


Richard Gere
as John Clark
Jennifer Lopez
as Paulina
Susan Sarandon
as Beverly Clark
Stanley Tucci
as Link
Lisa Ann Walter
as Bobbie
Richard Jenkins
as Devine
Bobby Cannavale
as Chic
Omar Benson Miller
as Vern
Anita Gillette
as Miss Mitzi
Mya Harrison
as Vern's Fiance
Stark Sands
as Evan Clark
Tamara Hope
as Jenna Clark
Ja Rule
as Hip-Hop Bar Performer
Nick Cannon
as Scott


Peter Chelsom
Simon Fields
Audrey Wells
Masayuki Suo
John DeBorman
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Ireland
Robert Leighton
Caroline Hanania
Production Designer
Gary Baugh
Art Director
Sue Chan
Art Director
Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
Rachel Hudgins
Associate Producer
Bob Osher
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein
Executive Producer
Rejean Labrie
Set Designer
Rudy Braun
Set Designer
Tony Barracca
Set Decorator
Cal Loucks
Set Decorator
Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell
Costume Designer
Martin Walters
First Assistant Director
Ross Clydesdale
Richard Hicks
Michael Minkler
Re-Recording Mixer
Jennifer Berman
Co-Executive Producer
Amy Israel
Co-Executive Producer
Randy Spendlove
Executive Music Producer