Shall We Dance? Movie

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Who's Involved:

Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Cannon, Peter Chelsom, Mya, Simon Fields, Richard Jenkins, Richard Gere, Audrey Wells, Lisa Ann Walter, Bobby Canavale, Deborah Yates

Release Date:

Friday, October 15, 2004

some sexual reference, and brief language

Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

John Clark is a man with a wonderful job, a charming wife and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing as he makes his way every day through the city. Each evening on his commute home, John sees a beautiful woman, staring with a lost expression through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train one night, and sings up for dance lessons, hoping to meet her. At first, it seems like a mistake. His teacher turns out to be not Paulina, but the older Miss Mitzi, and John proves just as clumsy as his equally clueless classmates on the dance-floor. Even worse, when he does not meet Paulina, she icily tells John she hopes he has come to the studio to seriously study dance and not to look for a date. But, as his lessons continue, John falls in love with dancing. Keeping his new obsession fro his family and co-workers, John feverishly trains for Chicago's biggest dance competition. His friendship with Paulina blossoms, as his enthusiasm rekindles her own lost passion for dance. But the more time John spends away from home, the more his wife becomes suspicious. With his secret about to be revealed, John will have to do some fancy footwork to keep his dream going and realize what it is he really yearns for.

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Who stars in Shall We Dance?: Cast List

"Marry Me" , "What to Expect When You're Expecting"  

"Three Christs" , "Movie 43"  

"The King's Man" , "Supernova"  


"Roll Bounce" , "Even Money"  

"The Cabin in the Woods" , "Dear John"  

"Cursed" , "Chicago"  

"Bruce Almighty"  


Who's making Shall We Dance?: Crew List

A look at the Shall We Dance? behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Chelsom last directed Berlin, I Love You and The Space Between Us. The film's writer Audrey Wells last wrote The Hate U Give and A Dog's Purpose.


Audrey Wells


Simon Fields


Miramax Films

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Production: What we know about Shall We Dance??

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Shall We Dance? Release Date: When was the film released?

Shall We Dance? was released in 2004 on Friday, October 15, 2004 (). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Hair Show, Team America: World Police and I Heart Huckabees.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

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