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Salsa (1988)

PG | | Romance, Music | 6 May 1988 (USA)
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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(story), (story) (as Eli Tabor) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »
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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 ...
Aunt / Featured Dancer
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Aunt / Featured Dancer
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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 !

Genres:

Romance | Music

Certificate:

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

Also Known As:

Salsa - O Filme Quente  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$8,892,589 (USA)
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(TVC)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Mucho Money
Written by L. Dermar, Joe Galdo (as J. Galdo) and Rafael Vigil (as R. Vigil)
Performed by Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine
By Arrangement with CBS Records and Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing Inc.
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Rodney Harvey Steals This One!
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, dear... Robby Rosa?? No, no, no. How DO these things happen?! CANNOT sing, CANNOT act (worse than his singing, mind you). The story isn't so bad and I think Rodney Harvey's handsome appearance in this film is what you're more likely to remember! There's plenty of Salsa in here to help keep you interested. Not anywhere near a 4-star film, but if you like this type of music, it should be fun for you. Robby Rosa came from the pre-pubescent Latino group, Menudo. (God help us all.) Rodney Harvey had been a Calvin Klein model who later passed away rather young (God rest his soul.) Sexy ladies are in here, too. If you're feeling the music and and you appreciate the dance, you'll probably have a good time with SALSA.


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