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Musical Chairs (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 2011 (USA)
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When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest.

Director:

Susan Seidelman

Writer:

Marty Madden
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Leah Pipes ... Mia
E.J. Bonilla ... Armando
Priscilla Lopez ... Isabel
Jaime Tirelli ... Bernardo
Laverne Cox ... Chantelle
Nelson Landrieu Nelson Landrieu ... Wilfredo
Angelic Zambrana ... Rosa
Morgan Spector ... Kenny
Philip Willingham Philip Willingham ... Daniel
Auti Angel ... Nicky
Jerome Preston Bates Jerome Preston Bates ... Jimmy
Joey Dedio ... Chico
Dominic Colón ... Julio (as Dominic Colon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Basile Joseph Basile ... Car Accident Witness
Tommy Bayiokos ... Ballroom Dancer
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Storyline

A romantic tale of two New Yorkers, Armando Ortiz, from the Bronx, and Mia Franklin, from the Upper East Side, and their unlikely meeting. The story tells how the two of them come together through their love of ballroom dancing. Mia is a beautiful and vivacious professional dancer. Armando works at the midtown Manhattan dance studio in exchange for lessons and fantasizes of a time when he will dance with Mia. But a tragic accident forever changes Mia's life. True to his heart, Armando dedicates himself, along with a group of colorful misfits, to help Mia overcome her painful challenges and dance once more. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Everybody dances to their own beat.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dança das Cadeiras See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,092, 25 March 2012

Gross USA:

$31,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,478
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Will be screened at St. Martin's Island on March 12, 2013, as part of Caribbean Disability Awareness Week. See more »

Quotes

Armando: [speaking about dancing] It's about how you feel when you move and how that movement makes you feel.
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Connections

Referenced in Push Girls: Breaking Back In (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance With Me
Based on the song "Hernando's Hideaway" by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler, from the musical "The Pajama Game"
Sung offscreen by Debelah Morgan during rehearsal montage
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I really enjoyed this movie!
13 September 2012 | by dayna-475-500188See all my reviews

As a dancer and a New Yorker, I truly enjoyed this movie. I thought it was very touching and would recommend it to friends! They touched on so many different topics that were very sensitive and they did it with class and elegance. The film was also shot very well and I absolutely loved the music. Mario Grigorov is a genius and brought a personal touch to it. The film was filled with movement and made me want to dance! Overall I truly thought it was very well done and was a love story that could transcend any genre. I gave it a ten for many reasons and think many people will enjoy it. I know the director has done some really great movies and she can add this one to her arsenal.


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