Directed by Dein Perry
Genres - Musical | Sub-Genres - Musical Drama | Release Date - Oct 6, 2000 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 93 min. | Countries - Australia, United States | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Mark Deming
Dein Perry, the dancer and choreographer who scored an international hit with the stage show Tap Dogs, made his debut as a film director with this drama inspired by his early days as an Australian laborer. Sean (Adam Garcia) and Mitchell (Sam Worthington) are two brothers who work at a steel mill in a rough-and-tumble area of New South Wales, Australia. Sean is a talented dancer and thinks this could be his ticket to a better life; Mitchell, however, is more practical, and tries to talk his brother into joining him as he opens a new business, leaving dancing as a hobby. Tensions grow between the brothers when Sean quits his job to study with a well-known dance troupe and come to a head when Sean and Mitchell fall for the same woman, Linda (Sophie Lee). Dein Perry also co-wrote the original story for Bootmen, as well as appearing in a small role.
brother, Australia, blue-collar, dancer, benefit [event], steel-mill, tap-dance, love-triangle