Dreamgirls (2006) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.5/ 10 (38434 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content

Production Company
DreamWorks SKG [us]
Laurence Mark Productions [us]
Paramount Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 9 December 2006
(USA) - 15 December 2006
(USA) - 15 December 2006
(USA) - 25 December 2006
(Australia) - 18 January 2007

Running Time

Fame Comes And Goes, Stars Rise And Fall, But Dreams Live Forever All you have to do is dream. One Dream Will Change Everything

1960s, 1970s, 45-recording, absent-father, actress, adultery, african-american, alleyway, announcer, apollo-theatre-manhattan-new-york-city, applause, audition, aunt-nephew-relationship, backstage, backup-singer, band, bar, based-on-stage-musical, bet, black-american, blues-music, boxing, bribery, brother-sister-relationship, burial,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
LAB:Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA - (digital intermediate)
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
MET:3566 m - (Sweden)
MET:3596 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Alexander, Derick (I) as [Security Guard] <59>
  2. Amico, Robert as (uncredited) [Italian Card Player]
  3. Anthony, Stevie Ray as [Jimmy's Band] <96>
  4. Battle, Hinton as [Wayne] <9>
  5. Berger, Gregg as [Chicago Deejay] <55>
  6. Boyle, Felix J. as (uncredited) [Grammy Award Stage Manager]
  7. Brisco, Barry as (uncredited) [Trombone Player]
  8. Brogger, Ivar as [David Bennett] <37>
  9. Brooks, Mykel as [Campbell Connection Dancer] <67>
  10. Brown, Gilbert Glenn as [Man with Gun] <52>
  11. Burton, Anwar as (as Anwar "Flii Stylz" Burton) [Tru-Tone] <32>
  12. Calhoun, Jacare as (uncredited) [Audience Member]
  13. Chaiduang, Dominic as [Disco Dancer] <84>
  14. Cicchini, Robert as [Nicky Cassaro] <46>
  15. Clendenin, Curt as (uncredited) [Hotel Pool Patron]
  16. Cline, Michael (I) as (scenes deleted) [Reporter #2]
  17. Crawford, Thomas (I) as [TV Director] <47>
  18. Cueva, Jose as [Disco Dancer] <85>
  19. Curtis Brown, Robert as [Technical Director] <49>
  20. Dickens, Matthew (I) as [Jimmy's Band] <97>
  21. Edwards, Barron as (uncredited) [Boy #1]
  22. Ellie, Alvin as (uncredited) [Bad Side Pianist]
  23. Erasme, Johnny as [Campbell Connection Dancer] <68>
  24. Folk, Alexander as [Ronald White] <18>
  25. Fowler, Bernard as (as Barsheem Bernard Fowler) [Tru-Tone] <31>
  26. Foxx, Jamie as [Curtis Taylor Jr.] <1>
  27. Furth, Alejandro as [Case Worker] <43>
  28. Garnett, Jerohn as [Jimmy's Band] <98>
  29. Glover, Danny as [Marty Madison] <4>
  30. Grant, Vince as [American Bandstand Producer] <45>
  31. Graves, Cory as [Campbell Connection Dancer] <69>
  32. Griffin, Omhmar as [Disco Dancer] <86>
  33. Hall, Justin Rodgers as (uncredited) [Concierge]
  34. Harris, Ralph Louis as (as Ralph Harris) [M.C.] <13>
  35. Herbert, Daren A. as [Jimmy's Piano Player] <38>
  36. Hoffmann, Sky as [Disco Dancer] <87>
  37. Hollamon, Craig as [Bad Side Dancer] <72>
  38. Jackson, Reginald (VI) as [Bad Side Dancer] <73>
  39. James, David (VI) as [Photographer] <57>
  40. James, Stu (I) as (uncredited) [Disco Dancer]
  41. Johnson, Andre M. as (uncredited) [Bar Patron]
  42. Jones, Aakomon as (as Aakomon "AJ" Jones) [Little Albert] <30>
  43. Jones, Charles (II) as [Carl] <48>
  44. Kirby, Paul (II) as (voice) [Promo Film Narrator] <58>
  45. Krasinski, John as [Sam Walsh] <17>
  46. Leal, Julio as (uncredited) [Paparazzi]
  47. Lithgow, John (I) as [Jerry Harris] <16>
  48. Lopez-Daggett, Trevor as [Disco Dancer] <88>
  49. Maldonado, Chuck as [Bad Side Dancer] <74>
  50. McFadden, Jason David as (uncredited) [Deena's Bodyguard]
  51. Mekka, Eddie as [Club Manager] <42>
  52. Moctezuma, Leo as (as Cecilio Moctezuma) [Disco Dancer] <89>
  53. Mosley, Mario as [Jimmy's Band] <99>
  54. Murphy, Eddie (I) as [James 'Thunder' Early] <3>
  55. O Malley, Rory as [Dave] <34>
  56. Page, Ken (I) as [Max Washington] <12>
  57. Paige, Gabriel as [Disco Dancer] <90>
  58. Pardo, Jimmy (I) as (uncredited) [Comedian]
  59. Poitier, Damion as (uncredited) [Man in D.C. Bar]
  60. Riordan, Daniel (I) as [L.A. Deejay] <56>
  61. Robinson, Keith (III) as [C.C. White] <7>
  62. Rogers, Lamonte as (uncredited) [Background]
  63. Rue II, Anthony as [Bad Side Dancer] <75>
  64. Ryan, Marty (II) as [Stagehand] <53>
  65. Silver, John (V) as [Bad Side Dancer] <76>
  66. Sims, Jocko as [Elvis Kelly] <39>
  67. Sims, Larry (II) as [Bad Side Dancer] <77>
  68. Slayton, Bobby (I) as [Miami Comic] <20>
  69. Smith, Jimmy R.O. as [Jimmy's Band] <100>
  70. Spencer, Terrance as [Disco Dancer] <91>
  71. Taylor, J.R. as [Campbell Connection Dancer] <70>
  72. Testa, Tony (II) as [Disco Dancer] <92>
  73. Thomas, Black as [Bad Side Dancer] <78>
  74. Villani, Michael as [Detroit Reporter] <54>
  75. Washington, Tyrell (I) as [Tru-Tone] <33>
  76. Watson, George F. (I) as (uncredited) [Silver Tie Music Producer in Final Audience with Marty Madison]
  77. Weathers, Quinton as [Disco Dancer] <93>
  78. Weber, Jull as [Disco Dancer] <94>
  79. Welch, Jamar as (uncredited) [Sax player]
  80. Wheeler, Robert (V) as (uncredited) [Stage Manager]
  81. White, Jaleel as [Talent Booker] <23>
  82. Wilson, Kevin (VII) as [Bad Side Dancer] <80>
  83. Wilson, Marcel (III) as [Disco Dancer] <95>
  84. Wiltshire, Adrian as [Bad Side Dancer] <81>
  85. Wooley, Michael-Leon as [Tiny Joe Dixon] <14>
  86. Wright, De Angelo as (uncredited) [Secretary Job Seeker]
  87. Wright, Earl as (as Earl 'Punch' Wright) [Bad Side Dancer] <82>
  88. Wright, Jordan (IV) as [Teddy Campbell] <21>
  89. Wright, Russell Goofy as [Bad Side Dancer] <83>
  90. Anderson, Nancy (II) as (as Nanci E. Anderson) [Go-Go Dancer] <61>
  91. Anova, Erinn as (uncredited) [Dancer]
  92. Brown, Yvette Nicole as [Curtis' Secretary] <60>
  93. Bundy, Laura Bell as [Sweetheart] <35>
  94. Carter Miller, Tené as (uncredited) [Extra]
  95. Cason, Yvette as [May] <11>
  96. Cosentino, Joelle as [Go-Go Dancer] <62>
  97. Devine, Loretta as [Jazz Singer] <15>
  98. Eaton, Lisa as [Go-Go Dancer] <63>
  99. Glenn, Ashley (I) as (uncredited) [Disco Dancer]
  100. Henderson, Corinthea as (as Cornithea 'Mario' Henderson) [Bad Side Dancer] <71>
  101. Henry, Dilva as [TV Reporter] <44>
  102. Hudson, Jennifer (I) as [Effie White] <5>
  103. Kennedy, JoNell as [Joann] <24>
  104. King, Cleo as [Janice] <41>
  105. Knowles, Beyoncé as [Deena Jones] <2>
  106. Kutsko, Clare as [Go-Go Dancer] <64>
  107. Leal, Sharon as [Michelle Morris] <8>
  108. Lewis, Dawnn as [Melba Early] <22>
  109. Lewis, Leslie Nicole as (as Lesley Nicole Lewis) [Stepp Sister] <26>
  110. Nichols, Eboni as (as Eboni Y. Nichols) [Stepp Sister] <27>
  111. Owens, Stephanie (II) as [Tania Williams] <50>
  112. Phillips, Tracy (II) as (as Tracy Phillips) [Go-Go Dancer] <65>
  113. Rice, Arike as (as Ariké Rice) [Stepp Sister] <28>
  114. Robinson, Fatima as [Stepp Sister] <29>
  115. Rose, Anika Noni as [Lorrell Robinson] <6>
  116. Rosser, Raquel as (uncredited) [Fan at James Thunder Early Concert]
  117. Scott, Esther (II) as [Aunt Ethel] <19>
  118. Sheerin, Kelleia as [Go-Go Dancer] <66>
  119. Sylbert-Torres, Daisy Alexandra as (uncredited) [American Bandstand Dancer]
  120. Trotter, Pam as [Rhonda] <40>
  121. Walker, Sybyl (I) as [Charlene] <25>
  122. Warren, Anne Elizabeth as (as Anne Warren) [Sweetheart] <36>
  123. Wilson, Mariah I. as (as Mariah Wilson) [Magic] <10>
  124. Wright, Shane (III) as (uncredited) [James Thunder Early Concert Fan]
  125. Zane, Debra (I) as (uncredited) [Woman in Miami Beach Club]


  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Musical

Full Plot

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? Based on the 1981 Broadway musical comes Dreamgirls, a story of greed, tough hate, and romance. Three young women - Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson - desire to become pop stars and get their wish when they're picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. Then they're set free for leads, but Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide for Deena to be lead which upsets Effie. Corey Semple (MrAshleyTisdale07) Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 260,947 (Germany) (18 February 2007) AD: 97,031 (Germany) (4 February 2007) AD: 120,362 (Netherlands) (31 December 2007) BT: USD 70,000,000 CP: DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures GR: USD 103,063,211 (USA) (1 April 2007) GR: USD 102,882,170 (USA) (18 March 2007) GR: USD 102,579,252 (USA) (11 March 2007) GR: USD 102,101,341 (USA) (4 March 2007) GR: USD 101,233,784 (USA) (25 February 2007) GR: USD 100,011,336 (USA) (18 February 2007) GR: USD 97,006,872 (USA) (11 February 2007) GR: USD 92,748,249 (USA) (4 February 2007) GR: USD 86,775,468 (USA) (28 January 2007) GR: USD 77,415,704 (USA) (21 January 2007) GR: USD 67,101,078 (USA) (14 January 2007) GR: USD 54,322,145 (USA) (7 January 2007) GR: USD 41,348,556 (USA) (31 December 2006) GR: USD 9,577,759 (USA) (24 December 2006) GR: USD 378,950 (USA) (17 December 2006) GR: GBP 3,475,271 (UK) (25 February 2007) GR: GBP 3,123,381 (UK) (18 February 2007) GR: GBP 2,369,272 (UK) (11 February 2007) GR: GBP 1,329,817 (UK) (4 February 2007) GR: EUR 281,687 (Netherlands) (25 February 2007) OW: USD 378,950 (USA) (17 December 2006) (3 screens) OW: GBP 1,329,817 (UK) (4 February 2007) (270 screens) OW: EUR 234,774 (Netherlands) (25 February 2007) (40 screens) SD: 6 January 2006 - 8 April 2006 WG: USD 28,110 (USA) (1 April 2007) (68 screens) WG: USD 175,776 (USA) (18 March 2007) (228 screens) WG: USD 312,255 (USA) (11 March 2007) WG: USD 579,467 (USA) (4 March 2007) WG: USD 835,251 (USA) (25 February 2007) (593 screens) WG: USD 1,967,359 (USA) (18 February 2007) (1,037 screens) WG: USD 2,980,967 (USA) (11 February 2007) (2,284 screens) WG: USD 4,000,521 (USA) (4 February 2007) (2,797 screens) WG: USD 6,741,985 (USA) (28 January 2007) (2,785 screens) WG: USD 8,008,749 (USA) (21 January 2007) (2,214 screens) WG: USD 10,259,911 (USA) (14 January 2007) (1,907 screens) WG: USD 8,663,380 (USA) (7 January 2007) WG: USD 18,384,211 (USA) (31 December 2006) (852 screens) WG: USD 8,726,095 (USA) (24 December 2006) WG: USD 378,950 (USA) (17 December 2006) (3 screens) WG: GBP 151,891 (UK) (25 February 2007) (236 screens) WG: GBP 302,071 (UK) (18 February 2007) (271 screens) WG: GBP 563,703 (UK) (11 February 2007) (270 screens) WG: GBP 1,329,817 (UK) (4 February 2007) (270 screens) WG: EUR 234,774 (Netherlands) (25 February 2007) (40 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG-13 (USA)
12A (Ireland)
PG (Singapore)
12A (UK)(theatrical release)
M (Australia)
o.Al. (Germany)
K-7 (Finland)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
PG (Canada)(British Columbia)
IIA (Hong Kong)
13 (Argentina)
12 (Brazil)
A (Norway)
12 (South Korea)
U (Malaysia)
M/12 (Portugal)(Qualidade)
Btl (Sweden)
10 (Norway)(TV rating)
L (Iceland)
PT (Peru)


  1. Schliessler, Tobias A. (director of photography) (as Tobias Schliessler)

Dress Designers

  1. Davis, Sharen


American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (2009) (USA) (TV)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2007) (Argentina) (DVD)
DreamWorks SKG [us] - (2006) (USA) (all media)
Finnkino [fi] - (2007) (Finland) (theatrical)
Net5 [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (TV)
Paramount Home Entertainment [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
Paramount Home Entertainment [gb] - (2007) (UK) (DVD)
Paramount Home Entertainment [gb] - (2007) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment [us] - (2007) (USA) (DVD)
Paramount Pictures [fr] - (2007) (France) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [gb] - (2007) (UK) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [mx] - (2007) (Mexico) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (2006) (USA) (theatrical)
Paramount [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (DVD)
Taramount Film [rs] - (2006) (Serbia) (theatrical) (Montenegro, Macedonia)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2007) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [au] - (2007) (Australia) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [br] - (2007) (Brazil) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [no] - (2007) (Norway) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ru] - (2007) (Russia) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2007) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [at] - (2007) (Austria) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [ch] - (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [de] - (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [es] - (2007) (Spain) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Katz, Virginia


  1. Adan, Guy (unit publicist)
  2. Ahrendt, Chad (assistant: Mr. Mark)
  3. Alexandria, Petra (production associate)
  4. Allen, Brandon (I) (production assistant)
  5. Amir, H. Leah (craft service) (as Leah Amir)
  6. Anderson, Chris P. (production assistant)
  7. Awa, Lillian (production assistant)
  8. Bakeman, Debra Leilani (additional medic)
  9. Balton, Lori A. (location scout) (as Lori Balton)
  10. Beaubaire, David (production executive)
  11. Bell, Greg (VII) (production assistant: second unit)
  12. Benavides, Taylor (production assistant)
  13. Bennici, Candy (script supervisor: second unit)
  14. Beyince, Angela (assistant: Ms. Knowles)
  15. Bolt, Karen T. (I) (assistant: Danny Glover)
  16. Bonachea, Luis (production assistant: second unit) (as Lou Bonachea)
  17. Boone, Daniel Myers (payroll accountant) (as Dan Boone)
  18. Brown, Dave (IX) (stand-in)
  19. Cahoon, Robert (production coordinator: Miami)
  20. Cahoon, Robert (production coordinator: second unit/pickups)
  21. Calhoun, Jacare (stand-in) (uncredited)
  22. Christian, Cristina (second assistant accountant)
  23. Christian, Cristina (second assistant accountant) (as Cristina Duncan)
  24. Chubbuck, Ivana (acting coach) (as Ivanna Chubbuck)
  25. Chung, Deborah (production assistant)
  26. Cook, Adam (I) (assistant: Mr. Condon)
  27. Costantino, Nick (second assistant accountant)
  28. Cozy, Leon Dewayne (production assistant)
  29. Crisostomo, Scotch James Diaz (assistant accountant: reshoots)
  30. Darkwah, Josephine (production assistant)
  31. Del Polito, Michael (set production assistant: additional photography, Los Angeles)
  32. Dering, Sara (assistant location manager)
  33. Doyle, K. Jessica (production assistant)
  34. Duncan, Justin (I) (assistant location manager)
  35. DuVernay, Ava (publicity consultant)
  36. Ellington, Pam (associate production accountant)
  37. Evans, Glen (I) (production assistant)
  38. Evans, Tony (III) (first aid)
  39. Feller, Marion (accountant: Gray Matter Visual Effects)
  40. Fishback, Neale (location assistant)
  41. Flugum, Tim (III) (medic: second unit)
  42. Gagarin, Tamara (account executive)
  43. Gainey, Mykwain A. (production assistant)
  44. Galasso, Michael A. (production secretary: re-shoots)
  45. George, Renée (fixtures technician) (as Renee Kayon)
  46. Geschwind, Marc C. (extras coordinator)
  47. González, René (II) (projectionist) (as Rene Gonzalez)
  48. Granville, Rick (production secretary)
  49. Greenfield, Bill (I) (set production assistant: additional photography, Los Angeles)
  50. Grillo, Jesse (production assistant)
  51. Guillory, Jemal (personal assistant: Mr. Murphy) (as Jemal D. Guillory)
  52. Harris, Noel B. (additional craft service) (as Noel Harris)
  53. Hedayat, Eric (location manager)
  54. Hernandez, Esteban (I) (production assistant)
  55. Hewitt, Charisse M. (executive assistant: Mr. Murphy) (as Charisse Hewitt Webster)
  56. Hodges, Jean (food stylist)
  57. Hooge, Eric (key assistant location manager)
  58. Hoskins, Brianna (assistant: Ms. Whitcher)
  59. Hunter, Alex (I) (production assistant)
  60. Hunter, Ty (I) (assistant: Ms. Knowles)
  61. Ikeda, Lori (payroll accountant)
  62. Jackson, Eric (I) (location scout: second unit)
  63. James, Chiabella (production assistant)
  64. James, Dacia (production assistant)
  65. Johnson, Nicki (II) (assistant production coordinator)
  66. Johnson, Patricia (III) (stand-in)
  67. Jones, Aakomon (co-choreographer) (as Aakomon 'AJ' Jones)
  68. Jordan, Eric (VI) (systems administrator: Graty Matter Visual Effects)
  69. Joyce, Tim (II) (medic: second unit)
  70. Ken-Ali (photo double)
  71. Kew, Sherman (production assistant)
  72. Kleintop, Gavin (production assistant)
  73. Kohler, Katherine (accounting clerk)
  74. Kwan, Christie (assistant production coordinator)
  75. Lara, Diana V. (assistant location manager) (as Diana Lara)
  76. Lauzon, Natalie Bae (production office coordinator: Gray Matter Visual Effects)
  77. Lebeda, William (creative supervisor: end title sequence, Picture Mill)
  78. Lessanu, Abbey (assistant: Mr. Foxx) (as Abby Lessanu)
  79. Lester, Brigette (production coordinator)
  80. Lewis, Rich (I) (production assistant)
  81. Livingston, Armonn (stand-in)
  82. Livits, Oleg (production assistant)
  83. Longo, Thomas (extras coordinator)
  84. Lyons, Richard (IV) (acting coach: Jennifer Hudson)
  85. Maellaro, Tamara (first aid)
  86. Mancuso, Lance (medic)
  87. Martin-Sheridan, Gail (production accountant)
  88. McKissick, Kerry Lyn (script supervisor) (as Lyn McKissick)
  89. Meganck, Megan (key craft services: Detroit unit)
  90. Miles, Ellene (publicity team)
  91. Moreno, Angel (II) (coordinator: end title sequence, Picture Mill)
  92. Morris, Valerie (clearances assistant)
  93. Moseley, Ryan (producer: end title sequence, Picture Mill)
  94. Murphy, Ann (I) (key assistant location manager)
  95. Murray, Cabernet (second assistant accountant)
  96. Myers, Heidi Brook (adr loop group)
  97. Nichols, Eboni (assistant to choreographer)
  98. Nikolic, Alex (media producer)
  99. O'Banion, Shaun (production assistant)
  100. O'Neal, Bill (II) (first aid)
  101. Ostroff, William (production assistant) (as Bill Ostroff)
  102. Paonessa, Leigh (set production assistant: additional photography, Los Angeles)
  103. Paulin, Derek (follow spot operator: theatrical unit)
  104. Perez, Walter A. (production assistant) (uncredited)
  105. Perrotta, Scooter (set production assistant)
  106. Pilarcik, Eric (location scout: second unit)
  107. Pizzi, Joey (associate choreographer)
  108. Rawls, Matt (production assistant)
  109. Reid, Roger E. (stand-in: Mr. Murphy) (as Roger Reid)
  110. Ricketts, Deborah (I) (stock footage researcher)
  111. Robinson, Fatima (choreographer)
  112. Rowan-Young, Kei (key assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  113. Rumble, David (location manager: second unit)
  114. Ruvalcaba, Will (assistant location manager)
  115. Sandoval, Will (production assistant)
  116. Schulz, Paul E. (location scout: second unit)
  117. Sheldon, Scott (I) (first aid)
  118. Smith, B.J. (I) (first aid) (as BJ Smith)
  119. Stanton, Thomas Scott (assistant: Mr. Schliessler)
  120. Sylbert-Torres, Daisy Alexandra (production assistant) (as Daisy Alexandra Sylbert)
  121. Tamizato, Jaclyn (production assistant)
  122. Taylor, Katie (II) (production assistant)
  123. Thomas, Cathy (I) (on-set locations)
  124. Tolley, Carolyn (script supervisor)
  125. Tripi, Jodi (stock footage researcher)
  126. Tsucalas, Mike (set production assistant: additional photography, Los Angeles)
  127. Vallek, Tressa (craft service: second unit)
  128. Watson, Steve (I) (caterer)
  129. Webster, Randy (personal assistant: Mr. Murphy) (as Randy L. Webster)
  130. Whan, Ryan (first assistant accountant)
  131. Woods, Krista (stand-in)
  132. Wright, Philip (III) (production assistant)
  133. Zorigian, Jason (assistant production coordinator: additional photography)


Lorrell Robinson: [as Early is kissing her] That feels nice... I mean it feels funny! You're married, aren't you? James 'Thunder' Early: Everybody knows Jimmy's married, baby. Lorrell Robinson: Well, then, you get your married hands off! Effie Melody White: So... Deena's going to sing the lead 'cause you like the way she looks? Am I ugly to you, Curtis? Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on! You know how I feel about you, come on. Don't make it personal. Effie Melody White: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena's beautiful, and she's always been beautiful... but I've got the voice, Curtis! I've got the voice! You can't put me in back; you just can't! Lorrell Robinson: You got the same wig I got? Effie Melody White: Yeah. Lorrell Robinson: You got same the same dress I got? Effie Melody White: Yeah. Lorrell Robinson: [Drags it out] Then shut up! Curtis Taylor Jr.: Deena, you know why I chose you to sing lead? Because your voice... has no personality. No depth. Except for what I put in there. James 'Thunder' Early: [singing] Jimmy want a rib! Jimmy want a steak! Jimmy want piece of yo chocolate cake! Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis. Do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional? Curtis Taylor Jr.: I'm not sure what this is about... Effie Melody White: It's about fairness, Curtis. It's about people paying their dues. Isn't that what you keep telling me? "Get in line, Effie. Wait your turn". So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on a 45, when an amateur like Martin Luther King Jr. gets his own freaking album? I mean, can he even sing? C.C. White: Isn't music supposed to express what people are feeling? Curtis Taylor Jr.: Music is supposed to sell. Effie Melody White: That's right Curtis. You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again. [sings] 'Cause this time, Effie White's gonna win! James 'Thunder' Early: Hey, where you going? You can't leave me, girl! I love you! Lorrell Robinson: [sings] And Lorrell loves Jimmy, / Lorrell loves Jimmy, / Lorrell loves Jimmy, it's true. / But Lorrell and Jimmy are through. [speaks] Lorrell Robinson: "I got a show to do", remember, baby? [sings] Lorrell Robinson: Oh, baby, I got a show to do! Effie Melody White: [sings] And I am telling you/ I'm not going./ You're the best man I'll ever know./ There's no way I can ever go./ No, no, no, no way... / No, no, no, no way I'm living without you./ I'm not living without you./ I don't want to be free./ I'm staying, I'm staying,/ And you, and you,/ you're gonna love me. Deena Jones: [during "The Deena Jones Story" promo film]... I'm somebody, and nobody's gonna hold me down... I'm somebody! Deena Jones: [at the end of her TV "documentary" she sings]... I'm somebody, and nobody's gonna hold me down... I'm somebody! James 'Thunder' Early: [singing] Jimmy got, Jimmy got, Jimmy got SOUL! M.C.: And now the courageous, the curvaceous... Creamettes! Deena Jones: It's the DREAMettes! The Dreamettes! Deena Jones: Maybe you just don't see me for who I am. C.C. White: [knocking on the dressing room door] You ladies decent? Deena Jones: I am. I can't speak for these two. Lorrell Robinson: It doesn't take a whiz to know that only a desperate man would drop his pants in living color on national television! Curtis Taylor Jr.: Who was the first artist to sing "Hound Dog"? C.C. White: Elvis Presley. Curtis Taylor Jr.: Big Mama Thorton. She had the number-one single on the R&B charts, but the white stations wouldn't play it, because to them it was just another race record. Case Worker: Have you considered asking the girl's father for help? Effie Melody White: Magic don't have a father. May: I'm amazed, Mr. Taylor. As much as I love my daughter, I never thought she had much of a voice. Curtis Taylor Jr.: Oh, Deena has something better. She has a... quality. May: You make her sound like a product. Curtis Taylor Jr.: A product. I like that! [Black protesters are rioting outside Curt's studio] Curtis Taylor Jr.: Hey! We black-owned!

Other Titles

  1. Dream Girls (2006) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (alternative spelling)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Alexandria Hotel - 501 S. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. Hollywood Palace Theater - 1735 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  3. Los Angeles Center Studios - 450 S. Bixel Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA - (studio)
  4. Los Angeles, California, USA
  5. Orpheum Theater - 842 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA


- 'Loretta Devine' (qv), who plays the jazz singer in the wake scene, created the role of Lorrell Robinson in the original Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" in 1981. Actor 'Hinton Battle' (qv), who plays Curtis' aide Wayne, was also a replacement for the role of James "Thunder" Early in the original production.

- 'Beyoncé Knowles' (qv) auditioned in full costume and performed with choreography. She has said she considers this her first film as an actress.

- CAMEO('Debra Zane (I)' (qv) (casting director)): Upset White Woman in Miami Beach club

- After the original stage production proved successful, the film version went through several incarnations. In the late 1980s 'Whitney Houston' (qv) was considered for the role of Deena, but negotiations fell through when Houston insisted that Deena sing some of Effie's songs, specifically, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", as well. In the early 1990s, after the success of _What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)_ (qv), 'Joel Schumacher' (qv) was set to direct, with 'Lauryn Hill' (qv) set to play Deena and 'Kelly Price (I)' (qv) to play Effie. However, after the box-office failure of several other musical biopics, the project was