Dancehall Queen

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Dancehall Queen
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Directed by Rick Elgood
Don Letts
Produced by Carl Bradshaw
Carolyn Pfeiffer
Chris Blackwell
Written by Suzanne Fenn
Don Letts
Ed Wallace
Starring Audrey Reid
Paul Campbell
Beenie Man
Cherine Anderson
Music by Wally Badarou
Cinematography Louis Mulvey
Edited by Suzanne Fenn
Release date(s) October 10, 1997
Running time 98 minutes
Language English, Jamaican Patois

Dancehall Queen is a 1997 independent Jamaican film starring Audrey Reid who plays Marcia, a street vendor struggling to raise two daughters.

Plot[edit]

Marcia (Audrey Reid) green is a single mom and street vendor barely scraping by even with a financial assist from the seemingly avuncular Larry (Carl Davis), a gun-toting strongman with a twisted desire for Marcia's teenage daughter who then decides to pursue her, Tanya (Cherine Anderson). Complicating things is Priest (Paul Campbell), a murderous hood who killed Marcia's friend and now is terrorizing the defenseless woman. Facing three big problems—Larry, Priest, and a lack of money---Marcia arrives at an inspired solution: develop an alter ego, a dancing celebrity called the Mystery Lady who can compete in a cash-prize contest and put both of the men against one another. Which is exactly what she does, and it's great fun watching Marcia instigate her complicated plan with a little help from sympathetic friends.

Soundtrack[edit]

'Dancehall Queen' mixed recent hits with songs created for the movie including the title track by Beenie Man.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music Kevin O'Brien Chang, Wayne Chen - 1998 - Page 216 "'The Harder They Come' collected some of the cream of reggae's golden years from 1967 to 1971 with only the title track being a new song. 'Dancehall Queen' mixed some recent hits with songs created for the movie. ...Still 'Dancehall Queen' was the biggest song of 1997, heading the Star Top 40 for nine weeks"

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