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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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
Connie Woods ...
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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Written in 10 days, based on an idea writers John Platt & Roy Langsdon came up with in the car on the drive to producer Menahem Golan's office. The script was commisioned in December of 1989, was in production by the end of January, 1990, and hit theaters on March 17th that same year, all in an attempt to beat rival lamdada flick Lambada (1990) to theaters. Both films were eventually released on the very same day! 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: They must stop killing the trees' or the sun will eat the air!
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Lambada the Forbidden Dance
Performed by José Feliciano
Appears Courtesy of E.M.I. Records Ltd.
Written by Joseph Goldman, Joe Lamont, Jan Lucas
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It Sucketh
18 December 2000 | by (nn,va) – See all my reviews

This movie is bad. Painfully bad. Kinda like being struck in the head with a ball-peen hammer. Repeatedly. But worse.

Acting - Cardboard. Plot - written on a napkin during someones lunchbreak. I think the movie was directed by a ouija board or magic 8 ball ('plot unclear, try again later')

I'm allowed up to 1,000 words to insult this movie but it doesn't rate that level of effort. In short -

THIS IS THE MUST SEE ACTION ADVENTURE OF THE NINETIES!!! NO HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT ONE!!! OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!! VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!!!


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