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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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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

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

Spanish Harlem
Written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector
Performed by Ben E. King
Ben E. King performs by courtesy of Imperial Music
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I love this movie
31 May 2004 | by (perth amboy, new jersey) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It came out when i was 8 years old and I've seen it so many times i can actually resite it. Its my sister and mines favorite movie. Robbie Rojas is just the hottest thing under the sun as well as Ken, who i was sad to hear past away a few years back. Still love this movie. The music is great and who ever doesn't like it then, oh well, cry me a river. i was waiting for the movie to come out on DVD and at last it did. I would love it if they showed the movie more on cable or something. I know its and oldy but a goody. I saw it only once on vh1 many years ago, but that was that. The movie shows a lot of truth regarding the Spanish culture and how much we love our music, our people and specially how much we treasure our family and our family values. Great movie.......


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