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Billy Elliot

"Follow you dreams."

Director Stephen Daldry delivers a social drama, comedy. A coal mining father from the north English town is in an economic crisis with his job while his son faces a search for his true identity as a ballet dancer with or without his fathers approval.

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Released: May 19th, 2000
Budget: $5,000,000.00
Revenue: $110,000,000.00

Billy Elliot Main Cast

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Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
plays Billy Elliot
Jean Heywood
Jean Heywood
plays Grandma
Jamie Draven
Jamie Draven
plays Tony Elliot
Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis
plays Dad (Jackie Elliot)
Stuart Wells
Stuart Wells
plays Michael Caffrey
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Inspired in part by The Stars Look Down, a film based on the novel by A.J. Cronin which chronicles various injustices in a mining community in North Eastern England. The film stars Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams, and Margaret Lockwood and some of the action is set in Tynecastle, a fictionalized Newcastle upon Tyne, where Billy Elliot screenwriter Lee Hall was born.
  • The Broadway production of the musical "Billy Elliot" opened at the Imperial Theater on November 13, 2008, running for 675 performances as of June 2010 and won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical.
  • The first release from Working Title's low-budget WT2 division.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Jackie is on the bus taking him back to the mines, the strikers pull the protective cage off the window of the right side of the bus. Moments later when the bus pulls into the coal yard, all the windows on the right of the bus have the protective caging.
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