Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Director: Randall Miller

Writer(s): Randall Miller

Starring: John Goodman, Elden Henson, Robert Carlyle, Sean Astin, Teresa Johnston, Kelley Parker, Michael Bower, Chance Michael Corbitt, Joshua Horowitz, Philip Perlman, Maria Parkinson, Karlyn Michelson, Camryn Manheim, Octavia Spencer, Marisa Tomei, Ian Abercrombie, Phillip Gott, Allen Walls, Lori Harmon, Dawn Balkin, Maggie Baird, Donnie Wahlberg, Sônia Braga, Mary Pat Gleason, JoAnn Fregalette Jansen, Charmane Crain, Sue Jin Song, Georgia Simon, Mary Steenburgen, Destiny Edmond, Nadia Lewis, Adam Arkin, David Paymer, David St. James, Miguel Sandoval, Ernie Hudson, Greg Serano, Greg Collins, Liz Burnette, Tom Dahlgren, Patricia Fraser, Kate Mulligan, Wendy Bowers Armagnac, Harry Shearer, Matthew Thomas Craig, Chad S. Taylor, Audree Chapman, Solana Green, Cliff Emmich, Rachel Winfree, Harvey J. Alperin, Eric Schranz, John McLaughlin, Stephanie Shell, Frank Borin, Gina Russell, Hal B. Klein, Danny DeVito, Lyfe, Carryl Lynn

Synopsis: A widowed man’s life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man’s long lost love.

Release Date: January 24, 2006 (USA) | Length: 103 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature situations and language.

Note: I could not identify the guy playing the records. It sounded like Mary Steenburgen called him Freeway and then said thank you in French. I watched the full movie and the credits and check IMDB twice but couldn’t find any character that I could credit to him.

UPDATE: A message board was started on IMDB about the character called Freeway. The actual actor chimed in and said his name was Terry Lyfe Jackson. He is a dancer born in Columbia, Mississippi. His stage name is LYFE which stands for Love Yourself Forever Eternity. Also, (according to several people on the message board) if you watch the DVD commentary, LYFE is talked about but doesn’t appear in the credits. Actually he does appear in the crew portion of the credits as a stand-in under the name Lyfe. Mystery solved! IMDB has since updated the cast list.