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Salsa (1988)

PG  |   |  Romance, Music  |  July 1988 (Austria)
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Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rico (as Robby Rosa)
Rodney Harvey ...
Ken
Magali Alvarado ...
Rita
Miranda Garrison ...
Luna
Moon Orona ...
Lola
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Vicki
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Mother
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Chuey
Daniel Rojo ...
Orlando
Humberto Ortiz ...
Beto
Roxan Flores ...
Nena
Robert Gould ...
Boss
Chesher Cat ...
Sister (as Deborah Chesher)
Debra Ortega ...
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Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy nightclub La Luna's upcoming contest is to be his. He encourages his best friend, courteous gentleman Ken, to date his sister Margarita so he gets a free hand with her flirtatious classmate Lola. The reigning salsa queen Luna's interest in Ruco as dance-partner threatens his on-off relationship with Vicki. More jealous trouble follows when Ken and Margarita fall in true love. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Dirtiest Dancing Of Them All !

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Romance | Music

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July 1988 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Salsa - O Filme Quente  »

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$8,892,589 (USA)
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Goofs

Rico puts on a towel after having taken a shower. In the following shot, he slides down the stairs in his shorts. In a subsequent shot, he is wearing the towel once again. See more »

Quotes

Rita: Don't call me puta, cabron!
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Connections

Referenced in The Dream Team (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It Easy
Written by Jean-Claude Naimro, Georges Decimus and Alex Masters
Performed by' Kassav''
Kassav performs by courtesy of Sono Disc
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Rodney Harvey Steals This One!
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, dear... Robby Rosa?? No, no, no. How DO these things happen?! CANNOT sing, CANNOT act (worse than his singing, mind you). The story isn't so bad and I think Rodney Harvey's handsome appearance in this film is what you're more likely to remember! There's plenty of Salsa in here to help keep you interested. Not anywhere near a 4-star film, but if you like this type of music, it should be fun for you. Robby Rosa came from the pre-pubescent Latino group, Menudo. (God help us all.) Rodney Harvey had been a Calvin Klein model who later passed away rather young (God rest his soul.) Sexy ladies are in here, too. If you're feeling the music and and you appreciate the dance, you'll probably have a good time with SALSA.


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This movie SUCKS!!!!! AND this is coming from a Puertorican!!! missjazzy2145
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