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Lambada (I) (1990)

 -  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
Jimmy Locust ...
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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Set The Night On Fire

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Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il ballo proibito  »

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$4,263,112 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Released around the same time as The Forbidden Dance is Lambada. See more »

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Featured in I Love the '90s: 1990 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Dated now, but amazing dancing
24 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Im in mixed minds. When I was 16 (Im now 37!) I adored this film, mainly for the dancing by unknown dancers. They weren't famous yet they were brilliant. Also the whole Latina/Latino thing which Im slightly obsessed with, Hispanic culture hasn't come to the UK so it all seems exotic to me. Now I watch it, and Im more critical... the kids seem way too old - younger people should have been cast. The story line isn't great, nor the script writing. Its sad that as we mature we're naturally so critical of everything instead of enjoying it. Id like to see this remade but with a sharper script, better actors but still the same sort of dancing, I'd love to know who taught them.


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