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Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

Summary: Born charmer Sean Okden gave up tap-dancing when he started working in the steel mill, but as that's going down the hill he grabs his chance being the only candidate in his coastal Australian home town Newcastle selected for a Sidney show. Being sacked soon just for a row with the arrogant lead dancer, he returns to find his girlfriend in bed with his brother Mitchell, and decides to start his own tap-dance group wearing hardhats, which he soon gives an original edge when the steel mill inspires him to weld metal on their shoes and dance on industrial steel, so it the metallic acoustics fit well with a local rock group. Financing their local debut is so expensive, even when the mill allows them free us of its premises -opening some acrobatic perspectives- while even his father won't allow him to touch his mother's inheritance for the project, that the 'Bootmen' need to steal the cheerleaders' podium in a televised sports match to get media attention. Sean generously helps his brother when attacked, at the price of their motorbikes, only to learn his assailant Huey and Mitch rival as car (part) thieves, but still allows him into the group - only to see his fatal fall during an attack by Huey's goons. Even when the mill announces phasing out Sean continues, now as a benefit for the sacked workers' retraining.
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality.
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Countries: USA, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Sep 7, 2004
Director Credit
Dein Perry Director
Writer Credit
Dein Perry Story
Hilary Linstead Story
Steve Worland Story
Cast Credit
Adam Garcia Sean Odken
Anthony Hayes Huey
Bruce Venables Williams
Christian Patterson Young Mitchell
Christopher Horsey Angus
Drew Kaluski Colin
Lee McDonald Derrick
Lisa Perry Sean & Mitchell's Mother
Matt Lee Johnno
Richard Carter Gary
Sam Worthington Mitchell
Sophie Lee Linda
Susie Porter Sara
Vaughan Sheffield Young Sean
William Zappa Walter
Producer Credit
Antonia Barnard Co-Producer
Dein Perry Executive Producer
Hilary Linstead Producer
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