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Dancehall Queen (1997)

Audrey Reid , Carl Davis , Don Letts , Rick Elgood  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Audrey Reid, Carl Davis, Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Cherine Anderson
  • Directors: Don Letts, Rick Elgood
  • Writers: Don Letts, Ed Wallace, Suzanne Fenn
  • Producers: Carl Bradshaw, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Chris Blackwell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00049QR04
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,013 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dancehall Queen" on IMDb

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A Cinderella story from the mean streets of Kingston, Jamaica, the alternately comic and gritty Dancehall Queen is an intriguingly dark crowd pleaser. Marcia (Audrey Reid) is a single mom and street vendor barely scraping by even with a financial assist from the seemingly avuncular Larry (Carl Davis), a gun-toting strongman with a twisted desire for Marcia's teenage daughter. Complicating things is Priest (Paul Campbell), a murderous hood who killed Marcia's friend and now is terrorizing the defenseless woman. Facing three big problems--Larry, Priest, and a lack of money---Marcia arrives at an inspired solution: develop an alter ego, a dancing celebrity called the Mystery Lady who can compete in a cash-prize contest and pit both of the men against one another. Which is exactly what she does, and it's great fun watching Marcia instigate her complicated plan with a little help from sympathetic friends. Colorful, rowdy, funny, and dangerous, Dancehall Queen is a clever and ceaselessy energetic movie steeped in Kingston street life and the desire to keep body and soul together at home. Reid is a delight as the everyday figure who transforms into an icon in the evenings, and the dance scenes are amazingly bawdy. --Tom Keogh

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DANCEHALL QUEEN

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jamaican Street Vendor Makes Good May 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Marcia has problems. She's barely surviving as a Kingston higgler, her 15 year old daughter, Tanya, is fending off advances from lecherous, 40-something year old "Uncle Larry," and she hasn't had a good man in a long, long time.
When a seemingly unrelated incident sets off a tragic chain of events that leaves her good friend Sonny dead and her brother Junior scared for his life, Marcia realizes that she must take matters into her own hands.
Set in the fascinating world of the Kingston dancehall scene (with a side trip into the go-go racket), the movie is truly a girl-power fairytale with a West Indian edge.
Remember, walk an' live. Talk an' bumbaclot dead!
Note: If you are not fluent in Jamaican patois, watch this movie with a friend from the islands. Or watch it over and over, until you get it. It is worth it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a dancehall ting!!!! July 13, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:DVD
Wow, dancehall Queen is not just one of the best jamaican films i ever saw, but one the best ever. I am a Jamaican, so i could relate to the things in this movie. The acting was great and so was the music. It is about a strong Jamaican woman, who tries to make ends meet by becoming a dancer. She is also very loud,she's doesn't let any man disrespects her and if you "Come too close you might get burn". There is a lot of obstacles in her way to overcome. I ain't saying no more, bottom line this is a really good dancehall film. "She's a dancehall queen for life,got her explode like dynamite"!!!!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jamaican Street Vendor Makes Good June 5, 2000
By beelove
Format:DVD
Marcia has problems. She's barely surviving as a Kingston higgler, her 15 year old daughter, Tanya, is fending off avances from lecherous, 40-something year old "Uncle Larry," and she hasn't had a good man in a long, long time.
When a seemingly unrelated incident sets off a tragic chain of events that leaves her good friend Sonny dead and her brother Junior scared for his life, Marcia realizes that she must take matters into her own hands.
Set in the fascinating world of the Kingston ancehall scene (with a side trip into the go-go racket), the movie is truly a girl-power fairytale with a West Indian edge.
Note: If you are not fluent in Jamaican patois, watch this movie with a friend from the islands. Or watch it over and over, until you get it. It is worth it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic portrayal of Dance Hall sub-culture May 12, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie should be a real eye opener for the segment of the Jamaican society which lives "above Cross Roads". Yes, many may be appalled by the willingness of the mother to expose her teenage daughter to sex, as a currency for survival. While this does not represent the life choices of Jamaicans in the large majority, it is the reality of many single mothers in post-colonial societies - more than we are ready to admit. That does not make these societies lost causes.
The daughter's positive choice (saying no to the advances of the "Uncle") should not be overlooked in our haste to be outraged at this attempt to present a taboo issue. Her choice and her mother's decision to use dance hall to their mutal advantage, remind us that there have always been high moral standards among those who daily face major socio-economic challenges, even the young. Every Jamaican understands how to "tu'n yu han' mek fashi'n". If we stop long enough to observe, we will see it.
This been one of the most balanced portrayal of the lives of Jamaican poor "trying to make a way out of none" that I have seen on film for a very long time. It was realist yet presented in very good taste. It makes me proud to be a Jamaican!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Dancehall Thing! July 11, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
My husband and I have watched this movie at least 20 times. My husband liked it so much that he can even recite some parts of it. The characters are interesting, the dancing and music is great, and the story-line kept our attention.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jamaican Street Vendor Makes Good July 18, 2000
By beelove
Format:VHS Tape
Marcia has problems. She's barely surviving as a Kingston higgler, her 15 year old daughter, Tanya, is fending off advances from lecherous, 40-something year old "Uncle Larry," and she hasn't had a good man in a long, long time.
When a seemingly unrelated incident sets off a tragic chain of events that leaves her good friend Sonny dead and her brother Junior scared for his life, Marcia realizes that she must take matters into her own hands.
Set in the fascinating world of the Kingston dancehall scene (with a side trip into the go-go racket), the movie is truly a girl-power fairytale with a West Indian edge.
Remember, walk an' live. Talk an' bumbaclot dead!
Note: If you are not fluent in Jamaican patois, watch this movie with a friend from the islands. Or watch it over and over, until you get it. It is worth it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real good movie April 1, 2006
Format:DVD
I came across this movie through one of my book clubs that I am into; I bought the movie and was hooked; what I liked so much about it was that this woman who probably some would think is "over the hill" with a teenage daughter to boot, decides to go out for the title of Dance Hall Queen against this younger model who thought she couldn't get whipped at her own game; but as time go on, and sistergirl gets popular, she realizes that she had an adversary far more stronger than her and tries to let out about her occupation as a street vendor; she gets a dope dealer to back her customes; another who wanted her turf, but all is well that ends well in the end; very good movie. another good story in female empowerment;
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the story line
Love the story line, the humor etc.
This movie shows you that the
Struggle is real in all walks of life. Read more
Published 16 days ago by upset
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Soundtrack great, movie great, what more can I say?
Published 22 days ago by dave d
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was as expected
Published 22 days ago by Clifford Wynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love this movie!
Published 24 days ago by DeShawn Cummings
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this movie
funny good movie ....not as much action but still a good movie
Published 25 days ago by Donyale Y Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great songs on this
Published 28 days ago by Islandgirl927
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this years ago, just now doing review ...
I bought this years ago, just now doing review, but i practice her dance moves every chance i get still! Classic
Published 2 months ago by LeTrianna
5.0 out of 5 stars Marcia
This movie is a classic. Anyone who watches it for the first time will be hooked! This movie is actually real life for some Jamaicans. Definitely a must see!
Published 3 months ago by D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Dancehall Queen
Dancehall Queen was excellent. I got a kick out of Audrey Reid learning how to do the Jamaican dances at her age. The dance scenes were out of this world. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars love love in love
Upgraded from vhs to dvd I love this movie couldnt find it on dvd or blu ray any where until now thanks amazon
Published 6 months ago by Alonda
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