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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, Rovi
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Sophie Lee
as Linda
Sam Worthington
as Mitchell
William Zappa
as Walter
Matt Lee
as Johnno
Lee McDonald
as Derrick
Bruce Venables
as Williams
Vaughan Sheffield
as Young Sean
Christian Patterson
as Young Mitchell
Lisa M. Perry
as Sean and Mitchell's Mother
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 Girlfriend
Ian Sandercoe
as Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Paul Elliot
as Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
David Carter
as Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Craig Lancaster
as Member of Sandercoe, Pub Band
Reid Perry
as Mitch Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Bootmen

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

All shiny surfaces with nothing underneath.

Full Review… | January 14, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

Exorbitantly MTV-ish with its slick pacing, utter lack of depth and frequent, mindless outbursts of euphoria for mere euphoria's sake.

Full Review… | January 3, 2007
Film Journal International

Think Billy Elliot, Flashdance and The Full Monty, and then say ugh!

Full Review… | June 26, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you want to see straight Australians dance, rent Strictly Ballroom.

Full Review… | July 23, 2004
Filmcritic.com

A raucous and rowdy Australian film that will send you from the theatre deliciously happy with a genuine smile on your face.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Bootmen

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

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A very old cliche story. Dances are not that impressive either. But I can understand it was a film made almost a decade ago whilst we have seen so much Tap Dogs & other taps since then.

WS Wu
WS Wu
½

Good movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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