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Torrance Rises

Torrance Rises
Directed by Lance Bangs
Spike Jonze
Produced by Vincent Landay
Starring

Spike Jonze
Will Smith
Madonna
Chris Rock
Janeane Garofalo
Sofia Coppola
Regis Philbin

Fatboy Slim
Distributed by Palm Pictures
Release dates
1999
Running time
34 min.
Language English

Torrance Rises is a 1999 mockumentary directed by and starring Spike Jonze.

The film is based on a dance group in Torrance, California, and traces their journey to the MTV Video Music Awards presentation. The music video for Fatboy Slim's 1999 song "Praise You", also directed by Jonze, features a street performance by this group.

Torrance Rises also appears in the compilation The Work Of Director Spike Jonze (Palm Pictures).

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