Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Love is in the Air. 'Love is in the Air' is what ends the movie. 'Time After Time' is playing when Scott and Fran are dancing on the roof of the studio and 'Rumba de Burro' plays during one of the scenes at Fran's house. 'True Colors' was never in the movie.
Liz. Charm Leachman yanked the plug away from Scott's little sister Kylie, whereas Liz stepped on it and plugged the power cord back in. Kylie was played by actress Lauren Hewett.
Everyone is clapping. As thought by Ya Ya, Fran's grandmother, 'Listen to the rhythm. Don't be scared.' Ya Ya also said this to Scott earlier in the movie when she was teaching him how to dance and beating a rhythm on Scott's chest. It was Doug, Scott's father, who started clapping first. Ya Ya was played by Armonia Benedito.
Charm Leachman. Charm Leachman, played by actress Kris McQuade, unplugs the power cord outside the hall after the two kids, Kylie and Luke, lock themselves in the sound booth. Kris is most noted in Australian movies like 'Broken Highway' and 'The Season.' Luke, played by Steve Grace, was also in the movie 'Moulin Rouge!' and was listed as Montmartre Dancer.
earring. Vanessa takes off her earring and hands it to Wayne to toss at Les after telling Wayne it was 'none of their business.' Because of this they end up not competing at the Pan Pacifics because they missed their number being called.
Wayne and Vanessa. Wayne and Vanessa, who went after Barry Fife to explain to them, once again, how to do the Bogo Pogo.
Ken and Tina. Barry set it up for Ken and Tina to win, telling a drunk Ken to just 'go through the motions.'
Doug. Doug, played by actor Barry Otto, finally opens up and tells Scott he never danced because Scott's mother, Shirley, didn't stick by him. 'We lived our lives in fear!' Those words made Scott chase after Fran to get her to dance with him. Barry portrayed Jimmy D'Abbs in the 1997 movie 'Oscar and Lucinda' opposite Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett.
Barry. Barry tells Scott that his father, Doug, danced his own crazy steps at the Pan Pacific years before and lost. We learn later that it was all a lie, since Doug never danced at the Pan Pacifics.
Pan Pacific Grand Prix. The Pan Pacific Grand Prix, which Scott had been training for since he was 6 years old. Scott ends up telling his mother he doesn't care about winning the Pan Pacific Grand Prix, then she slaps him.
|When Scott is caught by Fran's father, Rico, talking to Fran at her house, what dance does Scott tell Rico they dance 'so late at night'?||'Strictly Ballroom' The Movie
Paso Doble. Ya Ya, Fran's grandmother, comes out of the front door and says, 'You dance the Paso Doble? Show. Show!' Fran's father Rico, played by Antonio Vargas, shows him up after everyone laughs at Scott. Antonio Vargas is an accomplished Flamenco dancer and choreographer. Antonio also was in 'Mission Impossible 2' as Senor De L'Arena.
no . The answer is no. Even though Les Kendall sets it up with Barry Fife, Scott tells Tina he isn't available and Tina ends up dancing with Ken Railings. Along with Tara Morice (Fran)and Steve Grace (Luke), Peter Whitford (Les Kendall) was in the 2001 movie 'Moulin Rouge!' as the stage manager.
Tina Sparkle. Tina Sparkle, played by Sonia Kruger. Tina's partner, Nathan Starkey, left competition to devote more time to his landscaping business. Sonia was the ballroom advisor in this movie and was the choreographer in the 2002 movie 'The Quiet American' which starred Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser.
Spa-arama. Spa-arama, good for the aching muscles. John Hannan, who plays Ken, was in the Australian movie 'A Cry in the Dark' in 1988.
Bogo Pogo. Vanessa worked at a beauty parlor and Wayne was a mechanic when they weren't dancing. You see Vanessa doing hair while talking about Scott to Liz in the beauty parlor, while Wayne is talking to Clarey (a student at Kendall's and played by actor Brian M. Logan) about Scott at a mechanic shop.
Wayne and Vanessa. Wayne and Vanessa, played by actor Pip Mushin and actress Leonie Page. They wore the number 54 in competitions and were engaged in the movie.
Dance to Win. Barry Fife's 'Dance to Win.' You never see anyone buy a copy, although Barry gives one out for free to Wayne at State. Well, in exchange for a little spy job.
Barry Fife. Bill Hunter, who played Barry Fife, has also done work in the movies 'Muriel's Wedding' and 'The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert.'
Kendall's Dance Studio. It is Kendalls Dance Studio, with Les Kendall and Shirley Hastings (Scott's mom) as the instructors. Shirley Hastings was played by actress Pat Thompson. Pat passed away in April of 1992, the year this movie was released.
Broke both her legs. Who could forget the hilarious scene in the dance studio where Liz says to Scott, 'What do I want? I'll tell you what I want! I want Ken Railings to come in here and say, 'Pam Short has broken both her legs and I wanna dance with you!'' Then Ken walks into the studio, in spotlight none the less, walks up to Liz and says, 'Pam Short has broken both her legs and I wanna dance with you.' As said by Kylie, 'That was unexpected.' What classic, yet understated, humor! A joke pretty hard to catch unless you've seen this movie a few times.
100. Couple number 100. In ballroom dancing it is the man who carries the number, no matter which female he is dancing with.
Samba. It was the Samba. They got 'boxed in' by couple number 69, Ken Railings and Pam Short, played by John Hannan and Kerry Shrimpton. Although not professional ballroom dancers, they both did very well in this movie.
Fran. Fran (no last name given) is played by Tara Morice. Tara was also in the movie 'Moulin Rouge!' Although I love 'Strictly Ballroom', I wish they expanded more on Frans' family. We know her father is one great dancer and know her mother is dead and used to dance, but did her mother and father dance together on stage?
Liz. Liz Holt, played by actress Gia Carides. Gia was also in the movie 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me' as Robin Spitz Swallows.
Scott. It is Scott, played by actor Paul Mercurio. Paul has also starred as Elliot Slater in the 1994 movie 'Exit to Eden' with Dan Aykroyd and Rosie O'Donnell. Paul is an accomplished choreographer in Australia who had his own dance company, Australian Choreographic Ensemble (ACE), from 1992 to 1998.
Australia. It is a production of the BBC out of England. The BBC also produced "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" which had its American rip off, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar".
|Right before the Pan Pacifics, Scott's dad is trying to talk to him. Doug asks Scott several times, 'Can I bend your ear...' for how long?||'Strictly Ballroom' The Movie 2
for a tick. Doug: "Son, can I bend your ear for a tick?"
Scott: "Not NOW dad!"
This is done several times before mild mannered Doug finally replies to Scott "YES now son!" To this day I still jump in shock when Doug yells.
Fran. Fran and her grandmother discuss Frannie's mother while Fran is trying on the dress for the Pan Pacifics. It is implied that Fran's mother was also a dancer.
Fran trips and grabs Liz's top. Who could forget gossipy Vanessa talking to Wayne while they danced.
Vanessa (speaking about Scott): "He said what we danced was CRAP! And then, he ripped her dress!"
yes. It's the very first song that's played in the movie when Scott and Liz are dancing the Samba.
|In the dance studio there was a picture that Barry Fife shows Scott that turns out to be Scott's mom and dad. What was their couple number?||'Strictly Ballroom' The Movie 2
100. Just like Scott would wear years later, their couple number was 100.