Billy Elliot is a 2000 English-language Drama Romance movie written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry and produced by Greg Brenman and Jon Finn under the banner of BBC Films in collaboration with Tiger Aspect Pictures and Working Title Films. County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support. Written by KGF Vissers. Billy elliot features Julie Walters in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven, Adam Cooper, Jean Heywood and Stuart Wells. The music was composed by Stephen Warbeck. Cinematography was done by Brian Tufano and editing by John Wilson. The movie has a running time of 110 minutes. It was released on 22nd March 2000. Billy Elliot was made on a budget of $5 million and at the box office it grossed only $3 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by United International Pictures.
Drama , Music , Romance
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