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Dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) knows just the cure for the delinquent behavior exhibited by students at an inner-city high school. But his offer to teach them manners and life skills through ballroom dancing is met with skepticism from teachers and pupils alike.
Why Is Take the Lead Rated PG-13?
Take the Lead is rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and some violence
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Frequent mild and moderate profanities will present the greatest concerns to parents. The high school students depicted in this movie also face challenging personal issues, like mothers who have turned to prostitution, alcoholic fathers, peer pressure that encourages them to be involved in drugs and stolen goods operations, and racial prejudice. The character of Dulaine also offers a sensual dance demonstration in order to convince his students that dancing is fun. On the positive side, students are forced to overcome personal prejudices and differences in order to dance together and become a unified group.
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To see how ballroom dancing has really affected New York City’s public schools, view Mad Hot Ballroom. Another teacher helps his inner-city students rise above their environment by teaching them the mysteries of math and calculus in the movie Stand and Deliver (also based on a true story).
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Take the Lead...
Take the Lead dances onto DVD with a chorus line of deleted scenes, an audio commentary and some featurettes.