The Waterdance

In Films

A young man learns how to come to terms with his disability after becoming paralyzed in a hiking accident.

All of this is played out with poignancy, realism, humor and touches of poetry by a devoted and varied cast.

- Hartford Courant

What's most striking about the film is its meticulous attention to detail, authenticity, and tight focus.

  • Eric Stoltz
  • Helen Hunt
  • Wesley Snipes
  • William Allen Young
  • Neal Jimenez
  • Michael Steinberg
  • Neal Jimenez
Release Date
May 13, 1992
  • WorldFest Houston – William Forsythe, Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes: Best Actors
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards – Neal Jimenez: Best Screenplay
  • 1992 Sundance – Neal Jimenez: Audience Award, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
  • Winner of the Sundance Audience Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
  • Nominated for 2 and winner of 2 Independent Spirit Awards