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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

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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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Il ballo proibito  »

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$4,263,112 (USA)
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Released around the same time as The Forbidden Dance (1990). See more »

Goofs

On the car scene where Sandy is in the car with Laird, Principal Singleton arrives to chat with the him. As Singleton leaves, Sandy suddenly pops up and speaks with Laird. Singleton acts as if nothing's happening, when it is obvious he would've spot Sandy with Laird. See more »

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

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Computer Dance
Written, Produced and Performed by Greg De Belles (as Greg DeBelles)
Published by Strongbow Music-California/Bada Music (BMI)
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10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't explain in words on the impact that this movie has had on me. I would recommend it to anybody that is looking for a film that has it all: great acting, excitement, drama, HUMOR and intense dance scenes. Shabba-Doo really carries the movie with hot choreography and excellent portrayal of the bad boy who really has that innocence buried deep down inside. The character Dean plays a great antagonist that highlights the movie with his intense attitude, great hair and unforgettable facial expressions. Blade steals the show with his portrayal of a man leading two lives, a Hispanic who changed his identity after he was adopted at the age of 14 by a white parents. After the movie is over and the butterflies leave your stomach, you'll thank me.


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