Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance (2001)

The Only Person You Need To Be Is Yourself.

  • Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Music
  • Release Date: 2001-01-12
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 1221 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: MTV Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Thomas Carter
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After the death of her mother, Sara moves to the South Side of Chicago to live with her father and gets transferred to a majority-black school. Her life takes a turn for the better when befriends Chenille and her brother Derek, who helps her with her dancing skills.

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  • Julia Stiles

    as Sara Johnson
  • Sean Patrick Thomas

    as Derek Reynolds
  • Kerry Washington

    as Chenille Reynolds
  • Fredro Starr

    as Malakai
  • Terry Kinney

    as Roy Johnson
  • Bianca Lawson

    as Nikki
  • Vince Green

    as Snookie
  • Garland Whitt

    as Kenny
  • Elisabeth Oas

    as Diggy
  • Artel Great

    as Arvel
  • Cory Stewart

    as Lip
  • Jennifer Anglin

    as Glynn
  • Dorothy Martin

    as Momma Dean
  • Kim Tlusty

    as Lindsay Johnson
  • Felicia Fields

    as Woman on Train
  • Ora Jones

    as Mrs. Gwynn
  • Tab Baker

    as Mr. Campbell
  • Kevin Reid

    as Wonk
  • Andrew Rothenberg

    as Stern Judge
  • Mekdes Bruk

    as Lakisha
  • Jerod Howard

  • Maia Wilkins

    as Sea Shadow Dancer
  • Ellie Weingardt

    as Ballet Judge's Assistant
  • Karimah Westbrook

    as Alyssa
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Sandra Hernandez Costume Design
Camera Robbie Greenberg Director of Photography
Production Robert W. Cort Producer
Production David Madden Producer
Production Douglas Curtis Producer
Production Douglas Curtis Line Producer
Directing Thomas Carter Director
Art Paul Eads Production Design
Writing Duane Adler Screenplay
Writing Duane Adler Story
Writing Cheryl Edwards Screenplay
Production Scarlett Lacey Producer
Editing Jeff Canavan Editor
Production Marie Cantin Producer
Editing Fritz Feick Editor
Art Diane Hughes Art Direction
Art Tricia Schneider Set Decoration
Production Ernie Malik Publicist
Directing Linda Leifer Script Supervisor
Crew Randy Duncan Choreographer
Camera Makiko Carlson First Assistant Camera
Crew Linda Perlin Stunts