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Square Dance (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 9 January 1988 (Japan)
Gemma is 13 years old lives and with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Alan Hines (screenplay by), Alan Hines (based upon his novel by the same name)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Dillard
Jane Alexander ... Juanelle
Winona Ryder ... Gemma
Rob Lowe ... Rory
Deborah Richter ... Gwen
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... Frank
Elbert Lewis Elbert Lewis ... Beecham
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ... Aggie
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Dub Mosley
Dixie Taylor Dixie Taylor ... Dolores
Irma P. Hall ... Preacher Dixon
Barbara Britt Barbara Britt ... Miss Lawson
Brad Leland ... Drunk Cowboy
Dee Pyland Dee Pyland ... May Tompkins
Gwen Little Gwen Little ... Doreen Hadley
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Storyline

Gemma is 13 years old lives and with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can provide for Gemma. Gemma goes with her mother. In the city she gets to know Rory, a mentally disabled boy. They play together, imagining that they are married. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Is Where the Heart Is See more »

Filming Locations:

DeSoto, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$225,358

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,358
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This was the opening night film at the 1987 Sundance Film Festival. Winona Ryder attended the premiere, which screened at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. See more »


Soundtracks

WAITIN' FOR THE SUN TO SHINE
Written by Sonny Throckmorton
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
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Good movie good cast.
6 July 2000 | by Colin748See all my reviews

Square Dance had a great cast and great acting, which helped make it's story more alive.Some parts were slow but over all it was a good movie.Throughout the movie I was impressed to see that Lowe could be a good actor.All those true Romance fans will love this one.Square Dance was also Ryder's first staring role.


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