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War Dancing - Dance to Win (1989)
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War Dancing - Dance to Win (1989)
Original name: Dance to Win
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: War Dancing tells the tale of Slammer, a small-time hood whose life changes when he is allowed to take part in a music video shoot. He begins to feel that a career in music might get him on the right track, but the video's choreographer dismisses Slammer's attempts at dancing. This gives Slammer the righteous anger he needs to improve his skills and show everybody he can besuccessful.
Plot: graffiti, music competition, school dance, dance performance, love, dancing, street gang, competition, dancer, dance school, dance contest, rivalry
Place: los angeles

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Duration: 98 min.
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