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Take the lead [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Tiara Blu Films production ; produced by Diane Nabatoff, Michelle Grace, Christopher Godsick ; written by Dianne Houston ; directed by Liz Friedlander.

Nabatoff, Diane, film producer. (Added Author). Grace, Michelle, film producer. (Added Author). Godsick, Christopher, film producer. (Added Author). Houston, Dianne, screenwriter. (Added Author). Friedlander, Liz, film director. (Added Author). Banderas, Antonio, actor. (Added Author). Brown, Rob, 1984- actor. (Added Author). Woodard, Alfre, 1953- actor. (Added Author). Nepomniaschy, Alex, director of photography. (Added Author). Zigman, Aaron, composer (expression) (Added Author). Swizz Beatz, 1978- composer (expression) (Added Author). Fregalette-Jansen, JoAnn, choreographer. (Added Author). New Line Cinema Corporation. (Added Author). Tiara Blu Films. (Added Author). New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 47 of 48 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 48 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Akron Carnegie Public Library - Akron DVD 305 (Text) 75253000036601 DVD/Drama Available -
Aubbee Library DVD DRAMA TAK (Text) 33187003812316 Digital Video Disc - A Available -
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Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville DVD ADULT-F TAKE 1723 (Text) 34706001016650 DVD Fiction Available -
Cicero Branch DVD.c TAKE THE LEAD (Text) 78294000258188 DVD Available -
Colfax-Perry Township DVD FIC TAK (Text) 74121000080214 DVD Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Covington-Veedersburg Public Library-Veedersburg DVD-PG 13 TAK (Text) 32808000192888 CVBPLV DVD Rated PG 13 Section Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main DVD Take the.lead (Text) 840191000710331 Movies - Main Floor Available -
Fulton Library DVD DRAMA TAK (Text) 33187002517031 Digital Video Disc - F Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Westport WSPT DVD TAK (Text) 32826012077046 DVD Available -
Greentown Public Library - Greentown DVD TAKE (Text) 75342000061061 Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0780655222
  • ISBN: 9780780655225
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New Line Home Entertainment, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Inspired by the life of Pierre Dulaine, creator of "Dancing Classrooms" for public schools in New York City.
Special features: Deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by director Liz Friedlander ; You take the lead - multi-angle tango ; Meet the dungeon kids (17 min.) ; Between the steps: a profile of Pierre Dulaine (17 min.) ; Liz, Swizz, and Ziggy: the director & her music team (10 min.) ; Feature commentary with director Liz Friedlander and editor Robert Ivison ; Trailer remixes ; Trailers ; DVD-ROM features.
Formatted Contents Note: Opening credits -- Galas -- Justice -- A true gentleman -- An introduction -- Chance to absorb -- Welcome to the foxtrot -- Check this out! -- White bread -- Home sweet home -- Rip -- They need help -- Trust is to be earned -- Concerned parents -- Can you feel it? -- You're welcome -- Please don't freak out -- Let's walk/end titles.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, Robert Ivison ; music, Swizz Beatz, Aaron Zigman.
Participant or Performer Note: Antonio Banderas (Pierre Dulaine), Rob Brown (Rock), Yaya DaCosta (LaRhette), Dante Basco (Ramos), John Ortiz (Mr. Temple), Laura Benanti (Tina), Marcus T. Paulk (Eddie), Jenna Dewan (Sasha), Alfre Woodard (Augustine James).
Summary, etc.: Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Ballroom dancing > Drama.
Ballroom dancing > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
High school students > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Volunteer workers in education > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Ballroom dancing > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
High school students > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Volunteer workers in education > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama.
Genre: Musical films.
Dance > Feature.
Musical > Feature.
Comedy > Feature.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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