A Cool, Dry Place
The movie A Cool, Dry Place was based on the book Dance Real Slow.
Movie details for A Cool, Dry Place
The movie was released in 1998 and directed by John N. Smith, who also directed Dangerous Minds (1995). A Cool, Dry Place was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Vince Vaughn, Monica Potter, Joey Lauren Adams, Bobby Moat, Devon Sawa, Todd Louiso, Jenny Robertson, Siobhan Fallon, Chris Bauer, Nicholas Campbell, Aleksa Palladino, Janet Kidder, Doug Wert, Skipp Sudduth, Dara Perlmutter, Jennifer Irwin, Beth Littleford, Ben Bass, Cale Sampson and Peter Costigan.
Book details for Dance Real Slow
So goes the poignant journey of discovery for Gordon Nash, a journey that began two years ago when his wife suddenly walked out on him, leaving him alone to raise their son. Calvin is now four, fragile yet stubborn, devoted to his pet, a dead Portuguese man-o-war he calls Mom. Faced daily with the struggle and joys of raising this bright little boy, Gordon learns the vast reaches of his affection and the limits of his patience. He plumbs the deep well of rage within himself, to find there disturbing echoes of his own father. And he comes to understand that nothing is as important as this complex, imperfect love--a lesson he must turn to when his wife reappears one day, threatening to turn his and Calvin's world upside down once again.