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Strictly Ballroom Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This wildly off-beat comedy is about a male dancer (Paul Mercurio) who refuses to follow the accepted rules of ballroom dancing and creates his own style of choreography, which infuriates the ballroom dancing establishment. Before he's scheduled to compete in the Pan-Pacific ballroom championships, he's forced to take up a new partner (Tara Morice), a beginner who initially seems without promise. With his help, she turns into an assured and wonderful dancer. Baz Luhrmann's visual style may be too bright, gaudy and exaggerated for some tastes, yet he treats his characters with compassion, which makes Strictly Ballroom such an engaging comedy. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:August 20, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jill Bilcock Editing Award 1992 Nominee
Australian Film Institute Awards Barry Otto Best Supporting Actor 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tara Morice Best Actress 1992 Nominee
Australian Film Institute Awards Baz Luhrmann Best Director 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Baz Luhrmann Best Picture 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Catherine Martin Best Production Design 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Catherine Martin Best Costume Design 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Craig Pearce Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee

Cast

Paul Mercurio
as Scott Hastings
Tara Morice
as Fran
Bill Hunter
as Barry Fife
Barry Otto
as Doug Hastings
Gia Carides
as Liz Holt
Peter Whitford
as Les Kendall
John Hannan
as Ken Railings
Pip Mushin
as Wayne Burns
Leonie Page
as Vanessa Cronin
Kris McQuade
as Charm Leachman
Armonia Benedito
as YaYa
Jack Webster
as Terry
Paul Bertram
as J.J. Silvers
Michael Burgess
as Merv
Armonia Benedito
as YaYa
Leonie Page
as Vanessa Cronin
Paul Bertram
as J.J. Silvers
Kris McQuade
as Charm Leachman
Jack Webster
as Terry

Crew

Baz Luhrmann
Director
Tristram Miall
Producer
Jane Scott
Producer
Andrew Bovell
Screenwriter
Craig Pearce
Screenwriter
Baz Luhrmann
Screenwriter
Steve Mason
Cinematographer
David Hirschfelder
Composer (Music Score)
David Hirschfelder
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jill Bilcock
Editor
Catherine Martin
Production Designer
Faith Martin
Art Director
Catherine Martin
Costume Designer
Angus Strathie
Costume Designer
Jane Scott
Line Producer
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