Cinema: Rocky Road

SLOW DANCING IN THE BIG CITY

Directed by John G. Avildsen

Screenplay by Barra Grant

This movie asks several less than momentous, perhaps risible, questions. Could a figure very like Columnist Jimmy Breslin, the slob-throb voice of New York's little guy, find love and happiness with a young woman cut from the same fine cloth as Dancer Gelsey Kirkland? Can the public be persuaded to accept, as a heartwarming example of the human spirit's indomitability, her triumph over what appear to be terminal leg cramps on opening night of her first starring part in a ballet? Can another big crash-bang score by...

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