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As emotionally rich as it is eye-catching, Strictly Ballroom uses its infectious energy as the fuel for a modern dance classic with all the right moves. Read critic reviews

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A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

Cast & Crew

Paul Mercurio
Scott Hastings
Bill Hunter
Barry Fife
Barry Otto
Doug Hastings
Pat Thompson
Shirley Hastings
John Hannan
Ken Railings
Pip Mushin
Wayne Burns
Antoinette Albert
Executive Producer
Jane Scott
Line Producer
David Hirschfelder
Original Music
Johann Strauß
Non-Original Music
Steve Mason
Cinematographer
Jill Bilcock
Film Editor
Fiona McConaghy
Casting
Catherine Martin
Production Designer
Martin Brown
Art Direction
Faith Martin
Art Direction
Angus Strathie
Costume Designer
Sue Andrews
Assistant Director
Keith Heygate
First Assistant Director
Lesley Vanderwalt
Makeup Designer
Paul Williams
Hair Designer
P.J. Voeten
Second Assistant Director
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  • Sep 30, 2010
    I absolutely love this film and I have seen it countless times. This and Muriel's Wedding are two of many great Australian films. The film is the typical romantic comedy type of a ballroom dancer who finds a partner but cannot dance with her for fear of worrying about what others think. Some of it is funny and parts are tragic but the overall movie is a very good one and one that you will no doubt watch countless times!
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2010
    So this is what Baz Luhrmann did for practice before he came up with Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge! If you've seen both, many elements of the film will seem oddly familiar, a reason for me be slightly bored at first. But in the end, it turned out to be entertaining, heartwarming and sheer good fun. If I'd seen it in 1992, I would probably also have considered it original.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2010
    "Vivir con miedo es como vivir en medias." I thoroughly enjoyed this film!! It was bright! It was jazzy! It was fun! It was unique! And above all.... AUSTRALIAN! Baz Luhrmann will never cease to visually dazzle me. Gorgeous and sweet!
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2009
    This had terrible film quality-- like seriously there was terrible color, and fuzz.. but the acting was good.
    Liz < Super Reviewer

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