Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

Baz Luhrmann (1992)

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Our Score
Feel-good movies don't come any better than this Australian smash hit, which is an exuberant joy from sequined start to feathered finish. Come Dancing meets Footloose when rebel ballroom star Paul Mercurio hesitantly teams up with ugly duckling novice Tara Morice for an important contest. He wants to perform his own Latin routine, however, rather than the boring steps set by the conservative dancing federation. Will love be in the air? What do you think! As kitsch and as corny as anything, this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy drama is the ideal pick-me-up. It's bright, breezy and strictly fabulous.


A rebellious dancer's unconventional style earns him the disapproval of the ballroom establishment and causes his partner to walk out on him. Needing a replacement before a high-profile championship, he turns to an awkward beginner whose footwork blossoms under his influence as romance develops between them. Australian comedy, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice and Bill Hunter.

Cast & Crew

Scott Hastings Paul Mercurio
Fran Tara Morice
Barry Fife Bill Hunter
Shirley Hastings Pat Thomson
Liz Holt Gia Carides
Les Kendall Peter Whitford
Doug Hastings Barry Otto
Ken Railings John Hannan
Tina Sparkle Sonia Kruger
Charm Leachman Kris McQuade
Director Baz Luhrmann
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray