Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance

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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

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  • Kerry Washington in Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • Director Thomas Carter
  • Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • Terry Kinney in Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • Kerry Washington in Save the Last Dance (2001)

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Did You Know?


According to an early draft of the script, Sarah lived with her mother in Pennsylvania before moving in with her father in Baltimore. By the time the film was shot, the locations were Lemont, IL and Chicago, respectively.


Chenille: They call him Snookie because Fool was taken.


In the break-up, Sara, seated, has a sweat spot on her sweater. After walking across the room, the spot has disappeared.

Alternate Versions

The DVD features four deleted scenes:

  • Record Store: A scene after the first night at Steps. Snook tries to talk a girl and gets shot down. He gives Derek the last copy of a CD. Sara shops for some hip-hop CDs and flirts with Derek.
  • Jazz Club: Sara goes to see her father play.
  • Chenille's Apartment: Kenny and Chenille argue about their son and talk about their relationship before the baby.
  • Playground: Kenny and Chenille talk in a park.


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Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Marvin E. Scandrick III (as Marvin Scandrick), Michael Marcel Keith (as Michael Keith), Quinnes Dammond Parker (as Quinnes Parker), Daron Tavaris Jones (as Daron Jones), Steven Jordan, DJ Rogers, Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey), and Richard Finch
Performed by 112 featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
Contains sample from "I Get Lifted"
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets


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Drama | Music | Romance

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