|Slogan||«Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it»|
|Country||United Kingdom, France|
|Budget||$5 000 000|
|in world||$109 280 263|
|USA||$21 995 263|
|In other countries||$87 285 000|
The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner's son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class' exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson's zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy's potential.