Strictly Ballroom (1992)

The Ballad of Doug Hastings

Barry Fife (Bill Hunter) inaccurately describes the tragic tale of the downfall to Scott’s (Paul Mercurio) parents’ dance career.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Released in 1992 by Miramax Films.

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  • character-type: Partner
  • character-type: Wife
  • character-type: Husband
  • character-type: Narrator
  • character-type: Dancer
  • action: Throw
  • action: Cry
  • action: Dance
  • action: Smile
  • editors-choice: Flashbacks
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Australian Movies
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Movies
  • mood: Goofy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Curtains
  • prop: Mirror
  • prop: Makeup
  • prop: Costume
  • setting: Dance Floor
  • setting: Stage
  • theme: Failure
  • theme: Disappointment
  • theme: Weakness
  • theme: Disillusionment
  • actor: Pat Thomson
  • actor: Peter Whitford
  • actor: Barry Otto
  • actor: Bill Hunter
  • director: Baz Luhrmann
  • producer: Tristram Miall
  • producer: Antoinette Albert
  • producer: Jane Scott
  • cinematographer: Steve Mason
  • composer: David Hirschfelder
  • editor: Jill Bilcock
  • costume-designer: Angus Strathie
  • production-designer: Catherine Martin
  • role-name: Doug Hastings
  • role-name: Barry Fife
  • role-name: Les Kendall
  • role-name: Shirley Hastings
  • screenwriter: Craig Pearce
  • screenwriter: Baz Luhrmann
  • screenwriter: Andrew Bovell
  • year: 1992
  • studio: Miramax Films