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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

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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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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Set The Night On Fire

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw (1993) See more »

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Set The Night On Fire
Written by R. Ray Barnes and Tony Coleman
Produced by R. Ray Barnes and Tony Coleman
Performed by Sweet Obsession
Published by Knight Crew Music/Epic/Solar Songs, Inc./Bada Music (BMI)
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It already looks like a relic...
15 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Cross-pollination of "Stand and Deliver" with "Dirty Dancing" is jaw-droppingly misguided. Beverly Hills math teacher, who struts his stuff at night in a barrio club, gets involved with under-privileged kids and gives them lessons on how to Lambada--a hot new Latin dance! Moronic junk is almost endearingly bad...almost. It features uncharismatic leads, soapy melodrama, generic club music, and teeth-gnashing dialogue. It does attempt an offbeat approach to a formula plot, but that is the only positive thing one can really say about it.

* from ****


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