Torrance Rises

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Torrance Rises
Directed by Lance Bangs
Spike Jonze
Produced by Vincent Landay
Starring Spike Jonze
Will Smith
Chris Rock
Janeane Garofalo
Sofia Coppola
Regis Philbin
Fatboy Slim
Distributed by Palm Pictures
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
34 minutes
Language English

Torrance Rises is a 1999 mockumentary directed by and starring Spike Jonze.[1]

The film is based on a dance group in Torrance, California, and traces their journey to the MTV Video Music Awards presentation. The music video for Fatboy Slim's 1999 song "Praise You", also directed by Jonze, features a street performance by this group.

Torrance Rises also appears in the compilation The Work Of Director Spike Jonze (Palm Pictures).


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