Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2017
UPC: 0032429257994
Original Release: 2001
Source: Paramount
Sales rank: 3,212

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Stiles Sara Johnson
Sean Patrick Thomas Derek
Kerry Washington Chenille
Fredro Starr Malakai
Terry Kinney Roy
Bianca Lawson Nikki
Vince Green Snookie
Garland Whitt Kenny
Elizabeth Oas Diggy

Technical Credits
Thomas Carter Director
Duane Adler Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter E. Berger Editor
Lisa Campbell Asst. Director
Marie Cantin Co-producer
Robert W. Cort Producer
Randy Duncan Choreography
Paul Bryan Eads Production Designer
Cheryl Edwards Screenwriter
Fatima Choreography
Robbie Greenberg Cinematographer
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
David Madden Producer
Michael McQuarn Musical Direction/Supervision
David Obermeyer Sound/Sound Designer
Tricia Schneider Set Decoration/Design

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