Take the Lead

Take the Lead (2006)

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  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
  • Release Date: 2006-03-17
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 666 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Liz Friedlander
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A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

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  • Antonio Banderas

    as Pierre Dulaine
  • Rob Brown

    as Rock
  • Yaya DaCosta

    as LaRhette
  • Alfre Woodard

    as Augustine James
  • John Ortiz

    as Mr. Temple
  • Laura Benanti

    as Tina
  • Katya Virshilas

    as Morgan
  • Jenna Dewan

    as Sasha
  • Jasika Nicole

    as Egypt
  • Jo Chim

    as Gretchen
  • Dante Basco

    as Ramos
  • Elijah Kelley

    as Danjou
  • Marcus T. Paulk

    as Eddie
  • Lauren Collins

    as Caitlin
  • Lyriq Bent

    as Easy
  • Heidi von Palleske

    as Laura
  • Jonathan Malen

    as Kurd
  • Sharron Matthews

    as Mrs. Rosemead
  • Darren Marsman

    as Taxi Driver
  • Kofi Payton

    as Street Kid
  • Tony Craig

    as Security Guard
  • Natalli Reznik

    as Rude Dancer
  • Kevin Hanchard

    as Woodley
  • Shawand McKenzie

    as Big Girl
Production Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Production Christopher Godsick Producer
Production Mathew Hart Executive Producer
Production Mark Kaufman Executive Producer
Sound Aaron Zigman Original Music Composer
Production Michelle Grace Producer
Editing Robert Ivison Editor
Production Ray Liotta Executive Producer
Directing Liz Friedlander Director
Camera Alex Nepomniaschy Director of Photography
Writing Dianne Houston Screenplay
Production Matt Moore Executive Producer
Production Diane Nabatoff Producer
Sound Swizz Beatz Original Music Composer
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Crew Shelley Cook Stunt Double
Crew Dana Howes Transportation Coordinator