They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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"People are the ultimate spectacle."
  • M
  • 1969
  • 2 hr
  • 7.9  (18,548)
  • 72

How eventful could a dance marathon be? As Robert Syverton soon discovers, it can in fact be fraught with many twists and turns. At stake in the little LA Monica Dance-hall is more than the $1,500 first prize. Robert wasn't originally entered, but is asked to join forces with a bitter woman named Gloria who loses he partner at the last minute. Through the duration of the weeks-long dance contest, Robert is given life lessons about the frailties and vulnerabilities of people. In the process, he learns more about himself. Indeed, this little marathon was much more than a dance contest.

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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How eventful could a dance marathon be? As Robert Syverton soon discovers, it can in fact be fraught with many twists and turns. At stake in the little LA Monica Dance-hall is more than the $1,500 first prize. Robert wasn't originally entered, but is asked to join forces with a bitter woman named Gloria who loses he partner at the last minute. Through the duration of the weeks-long dance contest, Robert is given life lessons about the frailties and vulnerabilities of people. In the process, he learns more about himself. Indeed, this little marathon was much more than a dance contest.
  • Release Date
    1969
  • MPAA Rating
    M
  • Runtime
    2 hr
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (18,548)
  • Metascore
    72