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Bootmen ★★ 2000 (R)

Young Sean must make his dance dreams come true despite a bitter, critical father and his working-class Australian surroundings. Director Dein Perry has turned his hit show “Tap Dogs” into a fictionalized and semi-autobiographical tale that combines some of the better qualities of “The Full Monty” and the standard twists and turns of so many other dance films. The “Let's put on a show” plot doesn't provide much sustenance to see the viewer through to some of the excellent choreography. Features several players from the original Tap Dogs company. 95m/C VHS, DVD . AU Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, William Zappa, Sam Worthington, Susie Porter; D: Dein Perry; W: Steve Worland; C: Steve Mason. Australian Film Inst. '00: Cinema-tog., Costume Des., Score.