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Dancehall Queen (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1997 (USA)
A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

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Rick Elgood, Don Letts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Audrey Reid Audrey Reid ... Marcia
Paul Campbell ... Priest
Carl Davis Carl Davis ... Larry
Mark Danvers Mark Danvers ... Junior
Cherine Anderson Cherine Anderson ... Tanya
Pauline Stone Myrie Pauline Stone Myrie ... Ms. Gordon
Patrice Harrison Patrice Harrison ... Olivine
Anika Grason Anika Grason ... Tasha
Donald Thompson Donald Thompson ... Sonny
Henry Brown Henry Brown
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Police officer #1
Michael London Michael London ... Police officer #2
Beenie Man Beenie Man ... Himself
Lady Saw Lady Saw ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahtasha Budhi ... Dorothy
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Storyline

A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Islandlife

Country:

Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cinderela da Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica

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Budget:

JMD35,390,673 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

[in Jamaican accent]
[after killing Sonny]
Priest: Walk and live. Talk and bumbaclaat dead.
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) See more »

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Jamaican Cinderella story
14 November 2000 | by rajulkabirSee all my reviews

No fancy Hollywood production values, no special effects, not even the particularly outstanding acting grace Dancehall Queen. But the movie does have a great score - and I know nothing about reggae, wouldn't even call myself a fan. Add to that the fun of trying to make sense of the lilting Jamaican accent and you've got time well spent. The first few minutes I had no idea what anyone was saying. Somewhere along the line, and I didn't even notice transition, everyone's lines were coming through clear as a bell. It's a treat for the ears, and an interesting peek into the sometimes seamy, sometimes violent, sometimes charming life on the island.


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