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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 overview, first billed only:
Rico (as Robby Rosa)
Rodney Harvey ...
Magali Alvarado ...
Miranda Garrison ...
Moon Orona ...
Daniel Rojo ...
Humberto Ortiz ...
Roxan Flores ...
Robert Gould ...
Chesher Cat ...
Sister (as Deborah Chesher)
Debra Ortega ...
Aunt / Featured Dancer
Aunt / Featured Dancer


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 !


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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When Rita hops on Ken's motorcycle she is seen with a blue backpack. In the shot when she and Ken were riding around the field, she is seen with a pink backpack. See more »


Rita: Don't call me puta, cabron!
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Chicos y Chicas
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I love Robi Rosa. I love his music.He is a good singer and a good actor.I love him.Go Puerto Rico!!!!

Salsa is a very good movie for people who love to dance. The movie is great.I love it. Robi Rosa(Rico),Rodney Harvey(ken),and the girls were great. Its like being in Puerto Rico when you watch this movie.I still watch it and I still love it.If you have'nt seen salsa yet then I recommend that you do.The movie is great.

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