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Dance with a Stranger (1985)

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96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.
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$ 2,174,622
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$ 2,260,519
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Release date
Aug 9, 1985 (United States)

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Miranda Richardson
Ruth Ellis Ruth Ellis   See fewer
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Rupert Everett
David Blakeley David Blakeley   See fewer
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Ian Holm
Desmond Cussen Desmond Cussen   See fewer
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Tom Chadbon
Anthony Findlater Anthony Findlater   See fewer
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Jane Bertish
Carole Findlater Carole Findlater   See fewer
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David Troughton
Cliff Davis Cliff Davis   See fewer
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Paul Mooney
Clive Gunnell Clive Gunnell   See fewer
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Stratford Johns
Morrie Conley Morrie Conley   See fewer
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Joanne Whalley
Christine Christine   See fewer
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Susan Kyd
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Lesley Manville
Maryanne Maryanne   See fewer
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Sallie Anne Field
Claudette (as Sallie-Anne Field) Claudette (as Sallie-Anne Field)   See fewer
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David Beale
Man in Little Club Man in Little Club   See fewer
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Tracy-Louise Ward
Girl with David Blakely Girl with David Blakely   See fewer
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Nicholas McArdle
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Miki Iveria
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Lizzie McKenzie
Woman in Launderette Woman in Launderette   See fewer
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Ian Hurley
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Charles Cork
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Patrick Field
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Colin Rix
Landlord 'Magdala' Landlord 'Magdala'   See fewer
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Tony Mathews
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Charon Bourke
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Theresa Renee
Usherette in the Cinema Usherette in the Cinema   See fewer
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Harry Fielder
Partygoer (uncredited) Partygoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 2,142 votes