Save the Last Dance


1h 52m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Sara, a 17-year-old high-school student, sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets Derek, a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.

Film Details

Also Known As
Save the Last Dance (Nee pour danser)
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Dance
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Sara, a 17-year-old high-school student, sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets Derek, a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.

Crew

George Acogny

Song

Duane Adler

Screenplay

Duane Adler

Story By

Bruce Ahlfeld

Foreman

Darrell Delite Allamby

Song

Robert Allen

Song

Angela Ammons

Song

Angela Ammons

Song Performer

Kwame Amoaku

Production Assistant

Darrell Anthony

Song

Gerald Arpino

Special Thanks To

Arthur Baker

Song

Afrika Bambaataa

Song

Afrika Bambaataa

Song Performer

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Jamaal Barrow

Song

Claudja Barry

Song Performer

Cameron Basden

Special Thanks To

Frank Battaglia

On-Set Dresser

Kenny Becker

Color Timer

Susan M Becton

Production Coordinator

Darren Benbow

Song

Peter Berger

Editor

Sam Bertone

Electrician

Edmond Bini

Song

Joie Binns

Music Coordinator

Al Blumenthal

Lighting Technician

Everton Bonner

Song

Steve Boone

Song

Kelly Borisy

Grip

Chris Boscardin

Assistant Editor

Betsy Bottando

Location Manager

Brett Bouldin

Song

David Bowie

Song

Beth Bowling

Casting Associate

Fernando Brienes

Grip

Lincoln Link Browder

Song

Eadra Brown

Hair Stylist

Joseph Butler

Assistant Editor

Nathan Butler

Song

Jennifer Byrne

Assistant

Carol Byron

Production Auditor

Athena Cage

Song Performer

Jeff W Canavan

Editing

Marie Cantin

Coproducer

Robert Carlson

Photography

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Paul A Cascio

Photography

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

Chad Catuara

Electrician

Gloria Coffey-sharrieff

Costume Supervisor

David B Cohn

Foley Editor

Sean Combs

Song

Robert Cort

Producer

Schon Jomel Crawford

Song

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Gerrit Dangremond

Steadicam Operator

George Darveris

Special Thanks To

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Lisa Campbell Demaine

Assistant Director

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Assistant Location Manager

George Dileonardi

Transportation Coordinator

Brainz Dimilo

Song

Eugene Dixon

Song

Norm Dlugatch

Music

Snoop Dogg

Song Performer

Snoop Dogg

Song

Peter Donoghue

Electrician

Kevin Dreyer

Special Thanks To

Daniel S Dugan

Unit Production Manager

Sly Dunbar

Song

Randy Duncan

Choreographer

Paul Eads

Production Designer

Kevon Edmonds

Song Performer

Bernard Edwards

Song

Cheryl Edwards

Screenplay

Earl Edwards

Song

Clarance Emery

Song

Ed England

Construction Coordinator

Faith Evans

Song Performer

Faith Evans

Song

Ryan Evans

Special Effects Assistant

Joerg Evers

Song

Robert W Faison

Photography

Tammy Fearing

Adr Editor

Edward Ferrell

Song

Richard Finch

Song

Lashone Fletcher

Song

Fred Folmer

Grip

George A Folmer

Grip

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Adr

Georgette Franklin

Song

Isaac Freeman

Song

Louis Freese

Song

John Friday

Other

Tom Gagnon

On-Set Dresser

Alex Garcia

Assistant Editor

Karen Garlich

Production Assistant

Michael D. Gianneschi

Assistant Property Master

Kevin Gilliam

Song

Christopher Glasgow

Grip

Nicholas E Godden

Production Assistant

Gordana Golubovic

Costumes

Veloz R Gomez

Props Assistant

Dominic Gonzales

Music

Russell A Green

Production Assistant

Robbie Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Harry Haase

Other

Cedric Hailey

Song

Joel Hailey

Song

Anthony Hamilton

Song

Michael Hamm

Consultant

Jim Handley

Grip

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Zac Harmon

Song

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

James M Hartnett

Grip

James Haworth

Electrician

Janice Hayen

Music

Ontario Haynes

Song

Joseph Hearne

Song

Rory Herbster

Electrician

Sandra Hernandez

Costume Designer

Eric Hetzel

Assistant

Megan Hudson

Assistant

Diane Hughes

Art Director

Mark Isham

Music

Craig Jackson

Set Designer

Eric Jackson

Song

Troy Jamerson

Song

Toni Ann Johnson

Other

Joel Johnstone

Casting Associate

Daron Jones

Song

Donell Jones

Song Performer

Erik Jones

Song

Grace Jones

Song Performer

Montell Jordan

Song Performer

Montell Jordan

Song

Steve Jordan

Song

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Brian Keirulf

Song

Michael Keith

Song

Thomas F. Kelly

Song

Gregory King

Rerecording

Rodman Kiser

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Kohnhorst

Camera Operator

Juergen Korduletsch

Song

Kenny Kornegay

Song

Andy Koyama

Rerecording

Stephen Krause

Music

Kelly Krotine

Camera

Ken Kugler

Music

Ross L Kulma

Other

Susan Kurtz

Dialogue Editor

Jeff Kushner

Sound Effects Editor

Scarlett Lacey

Associate Producer

Ron Lawrence

Song

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

Barrington Levy

Song Performer

Allan Lewis

Music Conductor

Cliff Lighty

Song

Darren Lighty

Song

The Lovin' Spoonful

Song Performer

Anthony J Lullo

Lighting

David Madden

Producer

Jon Mallard

Assistant Director

David Malley

Production Assistant

Method Man

Song Performer

Method Man

Song

Michelle Mann

Photography

Suzan Mann

Music

Dana L. Marker

Negative Cutting

Lun Ye Marsh

Hair

Audrey Martell

Song Performer

Mase

Song

Mase

Song Performer

Blake E Matthys

On-Set Dresser

Timothy J Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Curtis Mayfield

Song Performer

Ray Mccort

Pilot

Sukari Mcgill

Costumes

Veronica Mckenzie

Song

Donna Mclain

Electrician

Michael Mcquarn

Music Supervisor

David Julian Mendoza

Production Assistant

Sean W Menzies

Apprentice

Leslie Mikol

Production Assistant

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

John B Miller

Song

John Moio

Stunt Coordinator

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Jeremy Monroe

Song

Michael J. Moore

Assistant Director

Sergio Moore

Song

Ronnie Morgan

Assistant Sound Editor

Claudia Moser

Makeup Supervisor

Lawrence Muggerud

Song

Balewa Muhammad

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Save the Last Dance (Nee pour danser)
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Dance
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2001

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2001

Nicholas Goodman was previously attached to direct.

Began shooting November 21, 1999.

Completed shooting February 18, 2000.

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2001

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2001