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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 March 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Gene Mitchell ...
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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Drama | Romance

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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

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 13th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1990. See more »

Goofs

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

Nisa: You want to see the lambada? I'll SHOW you the lambada!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Lambada á la Creole
(English Translation of "Llorando Se Fue")
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts (as Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
Written by Ulises Hermosa & Gonzalo Hermosa
Kid Creole & The Coconuts Appear Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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A successful attempt to ruin a foreign culture in the US
4 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Brazil was finally allowed to break onto the scene in the US for the first time since the 40s and along comes this piece of propaganda to ruin it every thing about Brazil in this movie is inaccurate if you want to watch something about Brazil watch Central Station (Central Do Brasil) this was without a doubt one of the worst movies ever don't waste your time


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