About the film
If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band
Release Date: December 19, 1972
|Slogan||:||«The story of ghetto boy and girl trying to raise money for the girl to visit her father in prison.»|
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Drama, Comedy|
|Producers||:||David Susskind, Hal Schaffel, Pamela Susskind, Maury Beaumont, William Pelt|
|Writers||:||Stanley L. Gray|
Life in a black ghetto isn't easy for 14-year-old Billie Jean Sims, who has a father in jail, a blind grandmother, and a brother with a drug habit. Growing up among drug pushers, prostitutes, and pimps, Billie Jean still has some things going for her: fierce pride, a loyal friend named Fish, and, at last, enough savings to visit her father 1200 miles away in prison.