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Salsa (1988)

 -  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
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Boss
Chesher Cat ...
Sister (as Deborah Chesher)
Debra Ortega ...
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Dream Team (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Puerto Rico
Written by Michael Sembello, Bobby Caldwell, Randy Waldman and Wilkins
Performed by Michael Sembello, Charlie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaría (as Mongo Santamaria)
Marisella, Wilkins and Bobby Caldwell
Michael Sembello performs by courtesy of A&M Records
Wilkins performs by courtesy of WEA Latina
Mongo Santamaria performs by courtesy of Tropical Budda
Charlie Palmieri performs by courtesy of Tropical Budda
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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
Looking for another song that is not on the soundtrack! fitnfun78
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ken....rodney harvey R.I.P maano786
Oh, yes. I love Robby Rosa! delilahhaze
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