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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School - Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, Randall Miller

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Movie propaganda

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School is a heartfelt, nostalgic and gently humorous story about a chance encounter in which one man's dreams become another man's destiny.

Frank (Robert Carlyle) has been consumed by grief over his wife's death. But everything changes when he pulls over on a rural highway to help a dying stranger (John Goodman) entangled in a car wreck.

En route to fulfil a 40-year promise to his childhood sweetheart, the stranger shares a compelling tale of adolescent love replete with first kisses, youthful innocence and ballroom dancing.

Frank promises to fulfil the stranger's wish and finds himself at the doorsteps of Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. It's here that he finds an odd path to a new beginning when he meets Meredith (Marisa Tomei) - a beautiful woman trying to find a peace of her own - and feels passionate and alive for the first time in years.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film romance ballroom dancing drama

Persons of interest

  • Robert Carlyle .... Frank Keane
  • Marisa Tomei .... Meredith Morrison
  • Mary Steenburgen .... Marienne Hotchkiss
  • Sean Astin .... Joe Buco
  • Donnie Wahlberg .... Randall Ipswitch
  • David Paymer .... Rafael Horowitz
  • Camryn Manheim .... Lisa Gobar
  • Adam Arkin .... Gabe DiFranco
  • Sonia Braga .... Tina
  • Elden Henson .... Sampson
  • Ernie Hudson .... Blake Rische
  • Miguel Sandoval .... Matthew Smith
  • Danny DeVito .... Booth
  • John Goodman .... Steve Mills
  • Jody Savin .... Screenwriter
  • Randall Miller .... Creator: short film Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
  • Randall Miller .... Screenwriter
  • Randall Miller .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

This is a slow romance with some drama thrown in to spice things up.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen

Security censorship classification

M (Moderate themes, infrequent coarse language)

Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 3 November 2005
DVD retail: 7 April 2007

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