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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 March 1990 (USA)
Filmed during the Lambada dance craze (if there really ever was one), this film tries to have a social conscience. A princess (Laura Herring) in the Amazon rain forests tries to fight a ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Nisa (as Laura Herring)
Jeff James ...
Jason
Barbra Brighton ...
Ashley
Miranda Garrison ...
Mickey
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Joa
Ángela Moya ...
Carmen (as Angela Moya)
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Benjamin Maxwell
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Katherine Anderson
Linden Chiles ...
Bradley Anderson
Ruben Moreno ...
The King
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Cutter
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Dave
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Trish
Tom Alexander ...
Kurt
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Weed (as Steven Lloyd Williams)
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Filmed during the Lambada dance craze (if there really ever was one), this film tries to have a social conscience. A princess (Laura Herring) in the Amazon rain forests tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid (Jeff James) who tells her that she must get on tv to succeed with her mission. Quick as a wink the two come up with the idea of winning a lambada dance contest that is getting tv attention. Sid Haig also co-stars as a witch doctor who accompanies the princess and provides some humor. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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LAMBADA...If it got any hotter, it wouldn't be dancing!

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lambada, el baile prohibido  »

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$1,823,154 (USA)
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Trivia

Lambada (1990) producers sued successfully to have the word "Lambada" removed from "The Forbidden Dance"'s official title, though only "The Forbidden Dance" uses the song "Lambada" which became involved in the Lambada dance craze of the 1970s-early 1990s. See more »

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At one point, Nisa calls the villain "matador". It is intended as an insult. But "matador" is a bullfighting term. What Nisa really means to say is "asesino" (murderer). See more »

Quotes

[Jason and Nisa got back from dancing and Jason's parents want to talk to Jason alone]
Katherine Anderson: And we don't want you fraternizing with the hired help!
Jason: We wen't dancing, we did't go to bed!
Katherine Anderson: Well, I shoud hope not there's enough of those people in the world without you fathering any more.
Jason: Will you try to keep it down, she might hear you.
Katherine Anderson: I want her to hear me and I want her out of My Dress!
Jason: About the dress...
Katherine Anderson: What about it? I hope you realize its a Christian D'ore original and it cost me more than that ...
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Capoiera
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Written by Mark Vincent, Sunnie Paxson, Wayne Byers
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I feel ashamed of being Brazilian after watching this movie!
14 February 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is a ridiculous film! Not only is there no good dancing , as the title suggests, and moronic dialog, but the writers obviously did not research Brazilian culture whatsoever before making this crappy movie. I'm Brazilian, born and raised, and believe me on this one, there are NO princesses there. Not even anything close! It makes me angry that this movie portrays my country and culture so wrong. Asides from that, the movie makes me laugh because everything is so exaggerated and corny!


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