Dance Me Outside (1994)



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This Canadian drama based on a book by W.P. Kinsella, examines the tension between Indians and Anglos in Canada from an Indian perspective. Silas Crow, who lives on a Northern Ontario reserve, wants to take a mechanic's course in Toronto with his friend Frank Fencepost. But before he can enroll, the teen must write a short narrative describing his home. The film is a series of vignette's from Crow's narrative. The vignette's are alternately funny and poignant.
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Ryan Rajendra Black
as Silas Crow
Adam Beach
as Frank
Lisa LaCroix
as Illianna
Kevin Hicks
as Robert
Tamara Podemski
as Little Margaret
Herbie Barnes
as Joseph
Hugh Dillon
as Clarence Gaskill
Vince Manitowabi
as Hobart Thunder
Joel King
as Pete
Namir Khan
as Bartender
David Webb
as Fed 1
Wendy King
as Lucy
Steve Van Denzen
as Mean Cop
Bruno Bryniarski
as Bald Cop
Peter Miskimmin
as Weird Cop
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Critic Reviews for Dance Me Outside

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Funny, scary, appealing and bizarre.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Filled with characters who are more frustrated than ennobled, Dance Me Outside deftly turns a number of narrative conventions upside down.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Dance Me Outside nevertheless stays compelling, thanks to its cast of appealing unknowns. You haven't seen anyone quite like them before -- and that's meant as high praise.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
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Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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[Dance Me Outside] packs a lot of punch into an offbeat drama that at first appears to be headed nowhere. Ultimately, though, you feel involved in lives that end up touching home.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Dance Me Outside offers an inside look at a culture that, all too often, has been either ignored or portrayed with halo-wearing political correctness.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Audience Reviews for Dance Me Outside

I had to watch this movie for a class...the acting was horrible and the dialogue was something to be desired. I think it had potential and failed.

Carol Bushbaker
Carol Bushbaker

Actually a movie about natives today, and not perceived sterotypes. Makes me wanna go home everytime I see it. "I still got the mornin wood" One of the best lines of all time.

Mendogine Mendogine
Mendogine Mendogine

HILARIOUS! Absolutely brilliant! Loved Adam Beach in this one. One could not help but feel for Michael Greyeyes's character. Oohh!!

Leo L
Leo L

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