Lambada (I) (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin 'Blade' Laird
Sandy Thomas
Ramone (as Shabba Doo)
Leticia Vasquez ...
Pink Toes
Uncle Big
Rita Bland ...
Funk Queen (as Gina Ravarra)
Matt Feemster ...
Rudy Laird
Kristina Starman ...
Linda Laird
Supt. Leland
Bookworm (as Elsie Sniffen)
Muriel (as Debra Spagnoli)
Rick Mali ...
Gang member


Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's double life, his two worlds collide, threatening his job and reputation. Written by Carolyne

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il ballo proibito  »

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$4,263,112 (USA)

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Released around the same time as The Forbidden Dance is Lambada. See more »


Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »


Rock Lambada
Written by Ricky Smith and M.C. Bat Mike
Performed by Johnny Thomas Jr
Produced by Freeze
Published by Blueberry Slush/Portrait/Solar Songs, Inc./Canpic Music (ASCAP)
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A guilty pleasure.
18 November 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

J. Eddie Peck smolders as Kevin Laird, a high school math teacher who lives in 2 worlds, the Beverly Hills school where he teaches and the east LA world where he came from. Delicious to watch, the dance scenes with the pulsing sexual undercurrents showcase J. Eddy Peck's attributes beautifully as does a voyeristic butt shot as he writes on the blackboard in front of his Beverly Hills class. The classic themes are all here: there are no bad kids they're just misunderstood (West Side Story), we have more in common that we have differences, acceptance of diversity, you can't judge a book by it's cover. This movie will entertain, it has music, dancing, competition, overcoming obstacles, family values and a happy ending. Great date movie.

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