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Make It Happen

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Grindhouse star Mary Elizabeth Winstead headlines the dance-themed picture Make It Happen -- a bleak drama about a small-town girl who migrates to the Windy City, where she hopes to build a career as a respected dancer. Instead, her life spirals hopelessly downward and she ends up working at a burlesque club to pay the bills and support herself. Scribe Duane Adler -- known for such dance-themed pictures as Step Up and Save the Last Dance -- authored the script; Darren Grant ...
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Overview

Grindhouse star Mary Elizabeth Winstead headlines the dance-themed picture Make It Happen -- a bleak drama about a small-town girl who migrates to the Windy City, where she hopes to build a career as a respected dancer. Instead, her life spirals hopelessly downward and she ends up working at a burlesque club to pay the bills and support herself. Scribe Duane Adler -- known for such dance-themed pictures as Step Up and Save the Last Dance -- authored the script; Darren Grant Diary of a Mad Black Woman directs.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Blooper reel; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • UPC: 796019815444
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Weinstein Company
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,834

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Lauryn
Tessa Thompson Dana
Julissa Bermudez Carmen
Riley Smith Russ
Karen LeBlanc Brenda
John Reardon Joel
Ashley Roberts Brooke
Matt Kippen Wayne
Erik Fjeldsted Marty, mechanic
Aaron Merke Clay, mechanic
Leigh Enns Flirting customer
Duncan Tran Street dancer #1
Nigel Holt Street dancer #2
Debbie Patterson Audition receptionist
Sofia Constantini Choreographer's assistant
Technical Credits
Darren Grant Director, Executive Producer
Duane Adler Co-producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Erix Arocha Associate Producer
Nicole Avril Screenwriter
Robert N. Benjamin Executive Producer
David Claessen Cinematographer
Kim Taylor Coleman Casting
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
Raymond Kluga Production Designer
Rejean Labrie Art Director
Brad Luff Producer
Jennifer Machnee Makeup
Anthony Mosawi Producer
Tracy Phillips Choreography
Andreas Rialas Executive Producer
Scott Richter Editor
Jennifer Rogers Co-producer
Dana Sand Musical Direction/Supervision
Karyn Wagner Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Make It Happen
1. Opening Credits [2:24]
2. Following Dreams [3:35]
3. Auditions [4:30]
4. Making New Friends [3:40]
5. Ruby's Dancers [7:44]
6. Out At the Club [4:16]
7. Dance Practice [6:24]
8. New Beau [4:38]
9. First Bar Dance [4:57]
10. New Lauryn [5:28]
11. Lauryn's New Dance [5:03]
12. Inspiritation From Home [4:52]
13. Dinner With Russ [3:42]
14. Joel Comes to Visit [5:44]
15. Trip Back Home [6:46]
16. Final Audition [4:09]
17. Thank Yous [2:01]
18. End Credits [9:57]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Make It Happen
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   Scene Selection
   Captions & Subtitles
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      Spanish
      None
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Dana and Lauryn (Extended)
         Dana Invites Lauryn to a Club
         Brooke Has An Audition (Extended)
         Group Walks in Alley After Juniors Club
         Lauryn and Dana Discus Relationships (Extended)
         Brooke Got the Commercial (Extended)
         Russ and Lauryn on the El Train
         Dana Tells Lauryn She Is Pregnant
         Russ Gives Lauryn a New Track (Extended)
         Lauryn and Dana Go Shopping (Extended)
         Dana Has a Miscarriage
         Brenda Asks Lauryn About Dana
         Lauryn Tells Brenda She Is Not Coming Back (Extended)
      Blooper Reel
      Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Make It Happen

    This movie is really great dancing like hip-hop,ballet and a mix of burlesque,Lauren is a small-town girl who wants to be admitted into a prestigious arts school after she gets rejected she is befriended by Dana who works at a club called "Rubys" and she helps Lauren get a job as bookkeeper then the owner,Brenda sees Lauren has talent and lets her dance at the club,she becomes a hit with the regulars and catches the eye of disc-jockey Russ.

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