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Director: Stephen Daldry     Starring: Jamie Bell Julie Walters
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Learn more about Billy Elliot (Widescreen DVD + Digital Copy):

Format: DVD
Sku: 226519516
UPC: 025192133855
UPC 14: 00025192133855
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) is an 11-year-old boy living in northeast England in the mid-1980s. While his gruff father and brother are taking part in a massive coal miners strike, Billy goes to boxing lessons and furtively plays his dead mother's piano out of loneliness. One day Billy notices a ballet class nearby. Intrigued, he begins practicing and taking lessons from Mrs. Wilkinson (Julie Walters), a tough-minded teacher. Billy begins to fall in love with ballet but keeps his lessons a secret from his family, who struggle to put food on the table while the strike drags on. When his father finally learns the truth, a family crisis erupts, and Billy struggles to prove that dancing is more than just a hobby--it's his dream. BILLY ELLIOT is a touching and heartwarming story that avoids clichés by setting the story in the grim mining town of northern England amid economic hardship and sacrifice, showing the joy and release that dancing provides for Billy. Newcomer Jamie Bell, who does all his own dancing in the film, deserves special credit for his performance as Billy.

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Video Features DVD, Digital Audio

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/10/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 111 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video UPC UPC: 00025192133855
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jamie Bell
Video Cast Info Gary Lewis
Video Cast Info Julie Walters
Video Cast Info Jamie Draven
Video Cast Info Brian Tufano - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Finn - Producer
Video Cast Info Stephen Warbeck - Composer
Video Cast Info Lee Hall - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Greg Brenman - Producer
Video Cast Info Stephen Daldry - Director

Memorable Quotes

Mrs. Wilkinson: "I've been thinking about the National Ballet School." Billy: "Aren't you a bit old for that, miss?" Mrs. Wilkinson: "Not for me, for you!"

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...A heartwarming, toe-tapping delight....Daldry elicits a star-making turn from 14-year-old newcomer Jamie Bell..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 10/01/2000 p.81

New York Times
"...Stephen Daldry anchors [the film's] melodramatic formula in tough, heartfelt realism....Jamie Bell [conveys a] convincing mixture of sullenness and innocent charm..." 10/13/2000 p.E29

USA Today
"...If Dickens had written FLASHDANCE after seeing THE FULL MONTY, it probably would have come out something like this infectious, feel-good bundle of ambition in the face of adversity..." -- 3.5 out of 4 stars 10/13/2000 p.1E

Entertainment Weekly
"...An inspirational Brit-prole dance fable..." 11/17/2000 p.94

Box Office
"...Gracefully executed....The fleet-footed BILLY ELLIOT illustrates how classic storylines, in the right hands, can work over and over again..." 10/01/2000 p.70

Rolling Stone
"...Daldry scores a sensational film debut....Bell explodes onscreen in a performance that cuts to the heart..." 10/26/2000 p.122

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Jimmy Bell is an engaging Billy, earnest and high-spirited, and a pretty good dancer, too..." 10/13/2000 p.35

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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