A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Production Year: 2000
December 1, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ December 1, 2016 19:00 (CLT)
(mbc.net) County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines.
Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighbouring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class.
Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition.
Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support.
- Jamie Bell
- Julie Walters
- Gary Lewis
- Jamie Draven
Directed by:Stephen Daldry
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material