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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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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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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lambada, el baile prohibido  »

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$1,823,154 (USA)
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Trivia

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: You want to see the lambada? I'll SHOW you the lambada!
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Referenced in Just One of the Girls (1993) 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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I remember it being Awesome!
19 November 2007 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Okay, granted that I saw this movie several years ago and I was much younger, but I remember it as being totally hilarious. No, it wasn't a film with much depth, the concept was really stupid, and it surely wasn't going to win any Oscars. But it was super funny, because it was just that ridiculous. Still to this day I can hum the theme song to the movie,(sad, I know)but it's an awesome memory.I recommend this movie to anyone that wants to laugh their but off for no reason. The Forbidden Dance is a movie that I hope to own, so I can look at it countless times and remember the sheer genius that went into making this great film:)


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