The Turning Point (1977)

Turning Point
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords ballet, dance, female protagonist, friendship, mother/daughter, New York, Oklahoma, rivalry
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Shirley MacLaine Actor Deedee Rogers 1 1000001
Anne Bancroft Actor Emma Jacklin 1 1000002
Mikhail Baryshnikov Actor Yuri 1 1000003
Leslie Browne Actor Emilia Rogers 1 1000004
Tom Skerritt Actor Wayne Rogers 1 1000005
Martha Scott Actor Adelaide 1 1000006
Antoinette Sibley Actor Sevilla 1 1000007
Alexandra Danilova Actor Madame Kahkarova 1 1000008
Starr Danias Actor Carolyn 1 1000009
Marshall Thompson Actor Carter 1 1000010
James Mitchell Actor Michael 1 1000011
Scott Douglas Actor Freddie 1 1000012
Daniel Levans Actor Arnold 1 1000013
Jurgen Schneider Actor Peter 1 1000014
Anthony Zerbe Actor Rosie 1 1000015
Phillip Saunders Actor Ethan 1 1000016
Lisa Lucas Actor Janina 1 1000017
Saax Bradbury Actor Florence 1 1000018
Hilda Morales Actor Sandra 1 1000019
Donald Petrie Actor Barney 1 1000020
James Crittenden Actor Billy Joe 1 1000021
David Byrd Actor Conductor 1 1000022
Alexander Minz Actor Boys' Class Teacher 1 1000023
Dennis Nahat Actor Dennis 1 1000024
Enrique Martinez Actor Ballet Master 1 1000025
Anne Barlow Actor Ballet Mistress 1 1000026
Howard Barr Actor Rehearsal Pianist 1 1000027
Martha Johnson Actor Rehearsal Pianist 1 1000028
Lucette Aldous Actor n/a 1 1000029
Fernando Bujones Actor n/a 1 1000030
Richard Cragun Actor n/a 1 1000031
Suzanne Farrell Actor n/a 1 1000032
Marcia Haydee Actor n/a 1 1000033
Peter Martins Actor n/a 1 1000034
Clark Tippet Actor n/a 1 1000035
Marianna Tcherkassky Actor n/a 1 1000036
Martine Van Hamel Actor n/a 1 1000037
Charles Ward Actor n/a 1 1000038
Herbert Ross Director n/a 2 2000001
Herbert Ross Producer n/a 3 3000001
Arthur Laurents Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nora Kaye Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Roger Rothstein Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Arthur Laurents Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jack Roe Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Tony Bishop Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Peter Burrell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Robert Surtees Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Nananne Porcher Lighting theatrical lighting 798 6000002
William Reynolds Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Lanchbery Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Lanchbery Music music director 120781 8000002
Henryk Wieniawsky Music ("Legende") 120781 8000003
Peter Tchaikovsky Music ("Black Swan" "Aurora's Wedding" "Pas de Deux" "Anna Karenina" "Swan Lake") 120781 8000004
Adolphe Adam Music ("Le Corsaire" "Giselle") 120781 8000005
Ludwig Minkus Music ("La Bayadere" "Don Quixote") 120781 8000006
Jean Coralli Music ("Giselle") 120781 8000007
Jules Perrot Music ("Giselle") 120781 8000008
Carl Czerny Music ("Etudes") 120781 8000009
Harald Lander Music ("Etudes") 120781 8000010
Serge Prokofiev Music ("Romeo and Juliet") 120781 8000011
Frederic Chopin Music ("Etude") 120781 8000012
Glenn Dictorow Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000013
Kenneth MacMillan Performer ("Romeo and Juliet") 120819 8000015
Duke Ellington Song ("Vortex") 120859 8000016
Albert Brenner Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Marvin March Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Oliver Smith Consultant art consultant 120784 12000001
Albert Wolsky Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Charles Schram Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Jerry Jost Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Theodore Soderberg Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
William Hartman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Richard Sperber Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
John Cranko Choreographer choreography("Legende") 120803 17000001
Marcia Haydee Choreographer choreography 120803 17000002
Richard Cragun Choreographer choreography 120803 17000003
Alvin Ailey Choreographer choreography("Vortex") 120803 17000004
Leslie Browne Choreographer choreography("Vortex") 120803 17000005
Marius Petipa Choreographer choreography("Black Swan" "Le Corsaire" "La Bayadere" "Swan Lake" "Don Quixote" "Etude") 120803 17000006
Fernando Bujones Choreographer choreography("Black Swan") 120803 17000007
Lucette Aldous Choreographer choreography("Black Swan") 120803 17000008
Mikhail Baryshnikov Choreographer choreography("Aurora's Wedding" "Le Corsaire") 120803 17000009
Antoinette Sibley Choreographer choreography("Aurora's Wedding") 120803 17000010
George Balanchine Choreographer choreography("Pas de Deux") 120803 17000011
Suzanne Farrell Choreographer choreography("Pas de Deux") 120803 17000012
Peter Martins Choreographer choreography("Pas de Deux") 120803 17000013
Dennis Nahat Choreographer choreography("Anna Karenina") 120803 17000014
Anne Bancroft Choreographer choreography("Anna Karenina") 120803 17000015
Scott Douglass Choreographer choreography("Anna Karenina") 120803 17000016
Alexander Minz Choreographer choreography("La Bayadere") 120803 17000017
Kenneth MacMillan Choreographer choreography 120803 17000018
Frederick Ashton Choreographer choreography("Etude") 120803 17000019
Wayne Fitzgerald Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Howard Jeffrey Other associate(to producers) 120795 26000001
Synopsis
Former dance colleagues Deedee and Emma are reunited when Emma's New York ballet company stops in Oklahoma City for a performance. Having dropped her career for marriage and motherhood, Deedee envies prima ballerina Emma's limelight life; aging Emma, realizing that her days as a star are numbered, wishes that she had the fulfillment of a family like Deedee's. Tensions simmer when Deedee's talented teenage daughter Emilia moves to New York to join Emma's company. As Emma maternally bonds with Emilia, and Emilia falls in love with womanizing dancer Yuri, Deedee feels that she's losing her place even as a mother. After Emilia's triumphant debut, Deedee's and Emma's resentments boil over into an all-out catfight that ends when they realize that they can unite in happiness for Emilia's future.