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Lambada (I) (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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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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Il ballo proibito  »

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


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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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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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