Save the Last DanceDirector: Thomas Carter
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In this romantic drama, two teenagers in love struggle to look past their differences. After the unexpected death of her mother, Sarah Johnson (Julia Stiles) moves to Chicago to live with her father. Knowing no one at her new school and not at home in a gritty, inner-city high school, Sarah has trouble adjusting, but she soon becomes friends with Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), who has talent and street smarts but a checkered past. Sarah was an avid student of ballet before her mother's death sidelined her studies, while Derek has some serious hip-hop moves, and their mutual love of dance leads their friendship into something deeper. However, since Sarah is white and Derek is black, they have more to contend with than the average high school couple; Sarah gets static from Nikki (Bianca Lawson), Derek's former girlfriend, while Derek has to deal with his friend Malakai (Fredro Starr), who is still deep in the thug life Derek is trying to avoid. Save the Last Dance was directed by Thomas Carter, who previously examined the sociopolitical side of dancing in Swing Kids.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Julia Stiles||Sara Johnson|
|Sean Patrick Thomas||Derek|
|Duane Adler||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Peter E. Berger||Editor|
|Lisa Campbell||Asst. Director|
|Robert W. Cort||Producer|
|Paul Bryan Eads||Production Designer|
|Sandra Hernandez||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Diane Hughes||Art Director|
|Mark Isham||Score Composer|
|Craig Jackson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Avy Kaufman||Casting,Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Scarlett Lacey||Associate Producer|
|Michael McQuarn||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|David Obermeyer||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Tricia Schneider||Set Decoration/Design|
1. A Few Minor Adjustments [:29]
2. New School [8:36]
3. Meet Chenille [:11]
4. Buried Talents [3:28]
5. Stepps [4:50]
6. Dance With Me [2:13]
7. Lesson Number One [4:48]
8. Malakai Threat [5:52]
9. Dr. Reynolds in the House [:22]
10. The Ballet [11:43]
11. Getting in Shape [4:28]
12. Oil and Milk [:05]
13. Madness and Mayhem [:46]
14. Two Different Worlds [4:31]
15. A Second Chance [3:02]
16. Walk Away [:44]
17. You Can Do It [6:27]
18. Main Squeeze Night [2:47]
English 5.1 Surround
English 2.0 Surround
Commentary by Director Thomas Carter
Commentary by Director Thomas Carter
The Making of Save the Last Dance
The Writers' Story
In Step: The Choreographers' Story
What It Takes
Save the Last Dance - A Retrospective
Music Video "Crazy" by K-Ci & JoJo
Sneak Peek At Save the Last Dance 2
Save the Last Dance 2 Trailer
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Julia Styles was really inspiring.
I personally think this movie was very inspiring. It help show that it not always about black and white but it's about following your dreams. And I thank the director and the famous actors and actress Julia and Thomas. Your the best.
I liked this movie because it had a really hott guy in it and it showed that it dosnt matter if you are white or black you can still be friends.
save the last dance was and awsome movie and really played out my beliefs on interracial dating! it expresses in a very good way so that young kids and teens can understand that it is ok to be atracted and have a relationship with someone of a different race if you love them because the color of your skin doesnt mean anything!!!!!!
This movie was so cool. Sara (Julia Stiles) worked really hard to achieve her dreams and Derik (Sean Patrick Thomas) supported her all the way. This movie is what inspired me to start dancing again. I LOVED IT!!!!!
I enjoyed Save the Last dance because it is dance related, and it shows you the theme of the movie, that color or race don't matter,and to let you true colors shine through!
This is the best movie I have ever seen in my WHOLE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought this movie is the best move in the world!You have to whatch it!
Most people I've come in contact with feel the same way that this was an 'entertaining film'. It was not oscar material but in the end everyone liked the film to their suprise. It is a feel good film that in some ways is a modern day ''Dirty Dancing'' with a hip hop twist. Love overcomes adversity and you just want to get up and dance at the end. All in all its worth seeing with fresh faces and some good music.
there ant much u can say bout dis accept absolty brill is brought laughter & tears to my eyes it is truly a film not 2 b missed
this movie was da bomb movie!! every one should see it!!! plus sean patrick thomas looks really great in this movie!!!
This movie was excellent!!! The story focuses around a high-school prima ballerina who moves into the Chicago ghetto to live in with her musician father after her mother dies in a car wreck. Sarah feels responsible, because her mother had been on the way to her Jillard's dance try out. The story revolves around her emotional battles and the controversial issue of her relationship with Darian, an African-American hip-hop dancer. I really liked the dance choreography in this movie, especially the final dance. I also apprieciated how many of the movie's morals hold true to life. Save the Last Dance is definitly an all-time favrite movie for me!!!
This movie was the best movie of all time. I love it so much iv'e got the dvd and i watch it over and over again. Sean Patrik Thomas is so hot, he is a good actor. Julia Stiles is a good actress.This movie was GREAT.
To me, I think this was the best movie I have ever seen, because of the point this movie focused on, and about two teenagers achieveing their dreams and to being faithful to their relationship! It inspired me in every single way! I started watching this movie every since I got home, and I watched it everyday during my vacation on DVD! Why, because it's a ''SLAMMING!'' movie! Two strangers sharing their love for dancing eventually falls in love, and faces over their friends just to be together! Such strong emotions! I don't know how to explain this anymore, but I think it's a great movie because I myself loves hip-hop music, dance, and inspiring, achieving movies! That's partly one of my reasons I liked this movie so much! NOTE:(Julia Stiles), (Sean Patrick Thomas),(Kerry Washington), (Bianca Lawson), Freddro Starr) are great, and amazing actresses, so you should definitely buy this DVD and start enjoying!
I'm not understanding what the first review is stating. There was not much nudity in this film. This movie was an excellent inspiration to anyone that wants to accomplish their dreams, but has doubts because of a tragedy in their lives.
This is an excellent movie, the actors put on a great performace. A MUST see!
save the last dance is the best movie i've ever seen i LOVE it.... i think it is really inspiring.... it teaches you to follow your dreams and it shows it doesn't matter what race or color but you can love anyone~!~!!~~!~~! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended
This is the best movie I have ever seen. It is teen spirited and is wonderful. All the actors and actresses did a great job. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE AND RECOMMENDED BUY IT URSELF!!! TWO THUMBS UP FOR THIS MOVIE!!!
This movie was the bomb! I loved it. It has everything! I liked everything in the movie, especially Sean, he is soooooo hot! I can't imagine anybody not liking this movie. If anybody doesn't like it then you better take it up with me and I'll knock some sense into you.
When I saw this movie I was only expecting a fluffy teen movie but this was one of the greatest movies I have seen ever. The acting was terrific the story was realistic it was just wonderful.
I used to tell my friend that there is no true love in this world.But SAVE THE LAST DANCE proved me wrong. People there is true love and if you wanna see it or feel it you must watch this movie it is the best.
This movie that I saw was great because it shows you the real life between the diffrent races at the school the girl is goin to after her mother died and she moved to her fathers house. She met a guy who she liked and who tought her to dance and they both went out to with each other. The movie shows how the guy and the girl do things to be with each other with waterver it takes.
This is the best movie I have ever seen. It is teen spirited and is wonderful. All the actors and actresses did a great job. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE!
I think it was just terrible how what you think is a dance movie turns out to be an all out full fledged pornographic film. Horrific, absolutely horrific!