The Turning Point Movie Review 1977

Information and Film Reviews for The Turning Point the Movie

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A woman who gave up ballet for motherhood must come to terms as her daughter launches a ballet career and falls for the lead male dancer. The mother finds herself threatened by her daughter's affection toward an old friend who sacrificed a family life for the life of a ballerina. Baryshnikov's film debut. Melodramatic ending and problems due to ballet sequences.


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Available on VHS
Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Ballet, Dance Fever, Buddies, Parenthood
Arthur Laurents
Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Leslie Browne, Martha Scott, Marshall Thompson, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Robert L. Surtees
Herbert Ross
20th Century-Fox


Golden Globes 1978: Director (Ross), Film--Drama; L.A. Film Critics 1977: Director (Ross); Natl. Bd. of Review 1977: Actress (Bancroft), Support. Actor (Skerritt); Writers Guild 1977: Orig. Screenplay.

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