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Title Take the lead [(DVD) videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents ; a Tiara Blu Films production ; produced by Diane Nabatoff, Michelle Grace, Christopher Godsick ; written by Dianne Houston ; directed by Liz Friedlander.

Publication Info. New York, NY : New Line Cinema Corp., [2006]
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 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F TAK    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; close-captioned in English.
Cast Antonio Banderas (Pierre Dulaine), Rob Brown (Rock), Yaya DaCosta (LaRhette), Dante Basco (Ramos), John Ortiz (Mr. Temple), Laura Benanti (Tina), Marcus T. Paulk (Eddie), Jenna Dewan (Sasha), Alfre Woodard (Augustine James).
Credits Choreography by JoAnn Jansen ; music by Aaron Zigman and Swizz Beatz ; editor, Robert Ivison ; director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy.
Note Inspired by the life of Pierre Dulaine, creator of "Dancing Classrooms" for public schools in New York City.
Special features: Deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by director Liz Friedlander ; You take the lead - multi-angle tango ; Meet the dungeon kids (17 min.) ; Between the steps: a profile of Pierre Dulaine (17 min.) ; Liz, Swizz, and Ziggy: the director & her music team (10 min.) ; Feature commentary with director Liz Friedlander and editor Robert Ivison ; Trailer remixes ; Trailers ; DVD-ROM features.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG-13.
Summary Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults.
Contents Opening credits -- Galas -- Justice -- A true gentleman -- An introduction -- Chance to absorb -- Welcome to the foxtrot -- Check this out! -- White bread -- Home sweet home -- Rip -- They need help -- Trust is to be earned -- Concerned parents -- Can you feel it? -- You're welcome -- Please don't freak out -- Let's walk/end titles.
Subject Ballroom dancing -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Ballroom dancing -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
High school students -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Volunteer workers in education -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Friedlander, Liz.
Nabatoff, Diane.
Grace, Michelle.
Godsick, Christopher.
Houston, Dianne.
Banderas, Antonio.
Brown, Rob, 1984-
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
New Line Cinema Corporation.
Tiara Blu Films.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780655222
Standard No. 794043103636
Music No. N10363 New Line Home Entertainment
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