Take the Lead

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Release Date: April 7, 2006

On DVD/VOD: August 29, 2006

1h 48m | Drama

Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas), an inspirational Manhattan dance teacher and competitor, volunteers his time to teach ballroom dancing to a diverse group of New York inner-city high school students serving detention.

The students are initially skeptical of Dulaine, especially when they learn what he's there to teach them, but his unwavering commitment and dedication slowly inspire them to embrace his program. In fact, they even take it one step further and combine Dulaine's classical dance with their unique hip-hop style and music to create a high-energy, unique fusion.

As Dulaine becomes a mentor for his students, many of whom haven't had much to strive towards in their lives, he inspires them to hone their craft for a prestigious city ballroom competition, and in return they share with each other valuable lessons about pride, respect and honor.

Inspired by a true story.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto. Some cast members are Canadian.
Director: Liz Friedlander
Studio: New Line Cinema
Producer(s): Diane Nabatoff, Michelle Grace
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Alfre Woodard, Rob Brown, Dante Basco, Lauren Collins, Jonathan Malen, Jenna Dewan
Writer(s): Diane Houston
Official Site: http://www.theleadmovie.com

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