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

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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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The Dirtiest Dancing Of Them All !

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Romance | Music

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PG | See all certifications »
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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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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Robi Draco Rosa
25 June 2005 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Hola. I recommend this beautiful movie.Is great.Not only because it talks about Puerto Rico,Is great because the Biggest Cast is our Puertorrican Robi Draco Rosa.So much talent in his past in his present and i hope in his future.And his present wife Angela Alvarado is great they make a team together.As an actor he may be Robby Rosa but in his music he is Robi Draco Rosa.So poetic and so Boricua.Did you see him in the Latin Grammy?.Now that is a actor,singer and a talented person.Puerto Rico loves you Robi Draco Rosa Your The Best. You will always be are Latino,Boricua,Poetic person.

P.Rodz


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