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Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 March 1995 (USA)
A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

John Frizzell, W.P. Kinsella (book) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Rajendra Black ... Silas Crow
Adam Beach ... Frank Fencepost
Jennifer Podemski ... Sadie Maracle
Michael Greyeyes ... Gooch
Lisa LaCroix Lisa LaCroix ... Illianna
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Robert McVey
Rose Marie Trudeau Rose Marie Trudeau ... Ma Crow
Gloria May Eshkibok Gloria May Eshkibok ... Mad Etta
Selim Running Bear Sandoval Selim Running Bear Sandoval ... Robert Coyote
Sandrine Holt ... Poppy
Tamara Podemski ... Little Margaret
Herbie Barnes Herbie Barnes ... Joseph
Hugh Dillon ... Clarence Gaskill
Vince Manitowabi Vince Manitowabi ... Hobart Thunder
Robert Frank Pegahmagabow Robert Frank Pegahmagabow ... Wendel
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Storyline

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ... and murder. Written by <P.M.Laws@education.leeds.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When the party's over, real life kicks into gear!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanssi yli rajojen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$304,852
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though the movie is set in Northern Ontario, the original stories in the book took place in Central Alberta. In and around the town of Hobbema (now known as Maskwacis). Which is home to four native bands. Samson, Montana, Louis Bull and Ermineskin. Ermineskin also happened to be the last name of the narrator in the books, Silas. See more »

Quotes

Frank Fencepost: Nice to see an Indian with a badge!
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Connections

Featured in Reel Injun (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy Ridin' With Frank
Written by Full Metal Teepee
Performed by Full Metal Teepee
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Excellent film adaptation of an excellent book
23 June 2005 | by dbellmyerSee all my reviews

I had read several of the books by W.P.Kinsella about Silas, Frank, and the other characters living on the reserve in Canada. The books were full of humor, but they addressed some serious issues, so I decided to take a chance on this film. I'm really glad that I did, because it is a gem. The film manages to capture the humor in the books, while still showing the serious problems on the Rez. The actors all do a great job. Adam Beach made me howl with laughter as Frank Fencepost. Michael Greyeyes really captured the anger and the intensity of Gooch. Ryan Rajendra Black was excellent as Silas, the aspiring writer. And Jennifer Podemski was wonderful as a girl on the Rez who wanted more from life. I could go on, but there's no room. The music was perfect for the film; I especially liked NDN Kars by Keith Secola. Bruce McDonald has a reputation as a talented filmmaker, and he certainly stayed on track with this quirky, but impressive film. I thought so much of it that I bought it.


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