Square Dance (1987)


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A young teen-aged girl (Winona Ryder) from Texas is sent from the ranch on which she was raised with her grandfather to spend a summer with her estranged mother in Fort Worth. Her mom is quite promiscuous and this is a shock to the girl. She does find some solace with a young retarded man (Rob Lowe) who becomes her close friend. The film is also known as Home Is Where the Heart Is.


Winona Ryder
as Gemma Dillard
Elbert Lewis
as Beecham
J. David Moeller
as Dub Mosley
Dixie Taylor
as Dolores
Irma P. Hall
as Preacher Dixon
Brad Leland
as Drunk Cowboy
Barbara Britt
as Miss Lawson
Dee Pyland
as May Tompkins
Gwen Little
as Doreen Hadley
Jim Bynum
as Jack Springer
Linda Nye
as Eunice Tanner
Newt Davis
as Bubba Springer
Harlan Jordan
as Ray Ferrys
Dennis Letts
as Bob Hadley
Liz Williams
as Miss Harley
Stephanie Binford
as School Girl
Barbara McCauley
as School Girl
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Critic Reviews for Square Dance

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Notwithstanding a knockabout performance by Jane Alexander as a Fort Worth floozy, Square Dance is do-si-dull.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are so many small, well-crafted touches about the movie it`s painful to report that the whole is not quite the sum of its parts.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

story can move you even if it's predictable, and that's what Square Dance accomplishes. It makes contact with its people, its land; it makes us feel for them; it hews out a slice of the earth, our earth, and makes it real.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's so cotton-pickin' clichéd.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Nothing that happens comes as much of a surprise.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If I were to describe the plot of Square Dance, you'd likely laugh out loud. The movie itself denies even that pleasure. This is a weary morality play that sinks under the weight of its good intentions.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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