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Number: 18

poster Billy Elliot

IMDb Rating:
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7.7/10 (115258 votes)

Country: UK, 110 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Music

Director(s): Stephen Daldry

Storyline:
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 neighboring, 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.

Cast:

photo Jamie Bell Jamie Bell Billy
photo Jean Heywood Jean Heywood Grandma
photo Jamie Draven Jamie Draven Tony
photo Gary Lewis Gary Lewis Dad
photo Stuart Wells Stuart Wells Michael

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1