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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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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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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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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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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salsa is amazing !!!
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hands down !!! Greatest dance movie of all time. I remember seeing this movie back when I was younger.. My mom was totally in love with it. So I ended up buying it for her for Christmas about two years ago. I totally forgot we had it.. Recently I put it in the DVD player and it has been in since.. watching it every night!!! Its got me singing "puerto Rico" in the shower every time I take one.. There is even parts of this movie that cause me to cry, because I can really relate to the way Rico was living. Man, its just like everything about this movie has me like wanting more! If you haven't seen this movie. Buy it! You won't regret it.


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