Dance is a very powerful drug, if embraced judiciously; to reap its rewards, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance. Frank Keene, a grieving baker in a near catatonic state, happens on a car accident. The loquacious and insightful victim, Steve Mills, is on his way to an appointment in Pasadena with a years-ago acquaintance; he asks Frank to go in his place. It's a dance class. Frank goes, to find Steve's friend. The story moves back and forth among Steve's childhood, the scene of the accident, and the aftermath of Frank's first Lindy hop. Black eyes, group therapy, loneliness, boys being boys, roads not taken, and saying good-bye color the story.
When destiny leads, love follows.
12 January 2006 (Netherlands)
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Also Known As:
Un toque de seducción
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Opening Weekend USA: $92,668,
2 April 2006
Gross USA: $247,141, 11 June 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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When Frank calls for help at the accident scene, he doesn't dial 911. You can hear two identical tones followed by a different tone as opposed to one tone followed by two identical tones. See more
When practicing the waltz, one boy counts off 1-2-3-4. The waltz is a three count. See more
Dance is a very powerful drug Mr. Keane. If embraced judiciously, it can exorcise demons, access deep seated emotions and color your life in joyous shades of brilliant magenta that you never knew existed. But, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance if one is ever to reap its rewards.
References Battle Cry
Written by Matt Catingub
(as Moody Rivers)
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