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Bootmen (2000)

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Dein Perry, the dancer and choreographer who scored an international hit with the stage show Tap Dogs, made his debut as a film director with this drama inspired by his early days as an Australian laborer. Sean (Adam Garcia) and Mitchell (Sam Worthington) are two brothers who work at a steel mill in a rough-and-tumble area of New South Wales, Australia. Sean is a talented dancer and thinks this could be his ticket to a better life; Mitchell, however, is more practical, and tries to talk his brother into joining him as he opens a new business, leaving dancing as a hobby. Tensions grow between the brothers when Sean quits his job to study with a well-known dance troupe and come to a head when Sean and Mitchell fall for the same woman, Linda (Sophie Lee). Dein Perry also co-wrote the original story for Bootmen, as well as appearing in a small role. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Worland, Hilary Linstead, Dein Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 2004
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Matt Lee
as Johnno
Lee McDonald
as Derrick
Christian Patterson
as Young Mitchell
Lisa M. Perry
as Sean and Mitchell's ...
Andrew Doyle
as Gerard Ball
Craig Anderson
as Huey's Mate
Jonno Zissler
as Huey's Mate
Harry Dakanalis
as Footy Player
Dein Perry
as Anthony Ford
Kelly Aykers
as Anthony Ford's Girlf...
Ian Sandercoe
as Member of Sandercoe,...
Paul Elliot
as Member of Sandercoe,...
David Carter
as Member of Sandercoe,...
Craig Lancaster
as Member of Sandercoe,...
Reid Perry
as Mitch Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Bootmen

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Detroit News
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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Bootmen

½

Good movie.

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

well this lil number co-stars Sam Worthignton (you had to see that coming, right?O Anyway so Sean (Adam arcia) & Mitch (Sam) He & tapped danced as kids. (something tell me that was the mom?s choice..) as kids & currently working at a steel factory in a coastal Australian town. Sean is the nly one to get the chance to be part of a tap show in Sydney but doesn?t last long as he gets in row with one of the lead dancer (who he?s better, Younger & better looking than) Mitch is out liftin cars so he can get the truck he wants. When it comes to the industrialized tap.. makes it a lot more entertaining than just a regular tap dancing recital. (I took tap dancing , this movie amused me more than when I was in the class. Plus the choreography was so much better than the older classes. Mmm wonder if I could try some of those moves out..) Well Sam?s character & this other character named huey (what a dorky name for someone that?s suppose to be badass.. are somewhat at war with each other so there?s many levels to the movie, to me original when it comes to creativity.. I have to give the guy credit for doing this in a steel mil if that?s for real (I think its based on a real person?s story) so I?ll give this one a B cause it was funny, Dramatic & well one part just about gave me a heart attack. B

Eh, fine. Felt like it ended too soon and didn't rise to the occasion. A cheap punch or two, but who can fight Adam Garcia's amazing out-of-this-world look and charm? A 6 just for THAT!

BOOTMEN: B-

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