LanguageEnglish, Jamaican Patois WriterSuzanne Fenn, Don Letts Release dateOctober 10, 1997 ProducersCarl Bradshaw, Carolyn Pfeiffer CastAudrey Reid (Marcia), Carl Davis (Larry), Mark Danvers (Junior), Henry Brown, Carl Bradshaw (Police officer #1), Marlon King (Vendor) Similar moviesChris Blackwell was an executive producer for Dancehall Queen and produced Third World Cop
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Dancehall Queen is a 1997 independent Jamaican film starring Audrey Reid, who plays Marcia, a street vendor struggling to raise two daughters.
Marcia Green (Audrey Reid) 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 Tanya (Cherine Anderson) who he then decides to pursue. 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.
She does so and Marcia very amusingly carries out her complicated plan, with a little help from sympathetic friends.
Dancehall Queen mixed recent hits with songs created for the movie, including the title track by Beenie Man.