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Lambada (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 March 1990 (USA)
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

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

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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lambada | dance | independent film | See All (3) »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Give It Up
Written by Dennis Nelson and Tanya Carmenatti
Produced by Dennis Nelson and Tanya Carmenatti
Performed by Judette Warren
Published by Bama Sweet Music Publishing/Epic/Solar Songs, Inc./Bada Music (BMI)
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andrew grayson brown loved this movie and gave it two thumbs up, and you will feel the same way
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i don't know how this one slipped through the cracks, but it is one of best movies of the nineties and possibly of all time. believe me. it is so hot, and spicy, and it has lots of leather and chrome, or something.

it has so many insane scenes that have nothing to do with the rest of the movie, and thrives on intense nostalgia for the culture and fashion that only existed in the early 1990's.

it's such a treat to see such stars as j. eddie peck, adolfo quinones aka shaboom, and jennifer lopez before they became such hot hot stars. Hot.

see this movie. it's like stand and deliver, except with much more dancing and obsession with the year 1990. and it has protractors.

two thumbs up


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