• Publication date: June 1, 2014

Take the Lead

Antonio Banderas Plays famous ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine, in this Musical Drama film based on an inspirational real life story

  • Publication date: June 1, 2014

Take the Lead

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

May 30, 2015 17:00 (KSA) ~ May 30, 2015 16:00 (CLT)

An incredible Musical Drama inspired by a real life story and events. The story of internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas), Who takes on the challenge of teaching troubled kids to ballroom dance, wishing to install in them some much needed values of team work, respect and dignity.

A clash of personalities, age gap, backgrounds, and even musical styles makes this one tough class to teach. Everyone around is betting on his failure, from the parents to the school’s principal.

But losing few rounds will not deter Pierre (Banderas) who refuses to throw down the white towel.

Join the dance, as Antonio Banderas takes the lead in this explosively rhythmic Drama.


  • Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine
  • Yaya Alafia as LaRhette
  • Rob Brown as Rock
  • Alfre Woodard as Augustine James
  • John Ortiz as Mr. Temple
  • Laura Benanti as Tina
  • Jonathan Malen as Kurd
  • Jasika Nicole as Egypt
  • Shawand McKenzie as Big Girl
  • Dante Basco as Ramos
  • Elijah Kelley as Danjou

Directed by: Liz Friedlander 

Rating: PG-13