Strictly Ballroom script
Synopsis: A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

FRAN:

Thanks, Mrs. Hastings.

LES:

Grand roulette in!

SCOTT:

I don't want us to end up like

that drunk, Ken Railings.

LIZ:

Ken Railings is a ballroom king!

LES:

Good, Clarry!

I'll smooth it over.

When Les Kendall talks,

Barry Fife listens.

SHIRLEY:

I've got my happy face

on today, Les.

Everything's going

to be all right.

LIZ:

Aah!

Oh, my God.

I'm sorry, Mrs. Hastings.

I am sorry. I have tried.

God knows, I have tried.

But as far as I can see...

your son isn't even interested

in winning at the Pan Pacifics.

As of this moment,

he and I are no longer partners.

VANESSA CRONIN:

Hi, Liz.

LIZ:

Aah!

Vanessa!

VANESSA:

Tango, please.

LIZ:

Oh, Vanessa!

Come on.

This stupid studio's

a nightmare! Aah!

Oh, my God, Shirley.

Stay calm, Les. Stay calm.

Here he comes.

Doug... Doug.

DOUG HASTINGS:

Son, can I bend

your ear for a tick?

SCOTT:

Not now, Dad.

SHIRLEY:

Don't you speak to

your father like that.

He's trying to talk to you.

Talk to him, Doug.

WAYNE BURNS:

Scottie, are we going to do

that bogo pogo?

SCOTT:

Did you like the way

I danced on the weekend?

WAYNE:

- What?

SCOTT:

- Did you like the way I danced?

WAYNE:

I don't know. You didn't win.

SCOTT:

Yeah, but did you like it?

WAYNE:

- I don't know. You ready?

SCOTT:

- What?

WAYNE:

You were going to help me and

Vanessa with the bogo pogo?

SCOTT:

I'm asking you

what you thought...

of the way I danced

on the weekend.

WAYNE:

I told you. I don't know.

SCOTT:

Jesus, Wayne.

Mm-mmm...

LES:

We had an agreement.

Arms, Clarry!

SCOTT:

Maybe I changed my mind.

Maybe I'm just sick

of dancing...

somebody else's steps

all the time.

LES:

Don't you get

above yourself, lad.

People who have passed on

those steps...

know more about

dancing than you do!

SCOTT:

The audience didn't think so.

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Baz Luhrmann

Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, comprising his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom (1992), the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), and the pastiche-jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! (2001). His 2008 film Australia is an epic historical romantic drama film starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. His 2013 drama The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. more…

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