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Dance with Me (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance | Music  -  21 August 1998 (USA)
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Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a ... See full summary »

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Ruby Sinclair
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Rafael Infante
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John Burnett
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Bea Johnson
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Patricia
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Lovejoy
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Michael
William Marquez ...
Stefano
Scott Paetty ...
Steve
Rick Valenzuela ...
Julian Marshall
Chaz Oswill ...
Peter
Liz Curtis ...
Kim
Bill Applebaum ...
Don Harrington
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Cuban Mailman
Victor Marcel ...
Fernando
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Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship. Written by Anonymous

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dance | cuban | dancer | dance studio | dancing | See more »

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A story of hearts in motion. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Music

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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shut Up and Dance  »

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$4,507,663 (USA) (21 August 1998)

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$15,814,088 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) and Rafael (Chayenne) share a scene where they discuss Rafael's mother writing a song. Burnett responds quickly with the line, "You're not gonna sing it, are ya?" Rafael laughs it off. This was an off-set joke considering that Chayenne has been a popular Latin singer since he was ten years of age. See more »

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When Ruby and Rafael are eating the chicken burrito the wind blows away her napkin. In the next scene the napkin is in her hand again. See more »

Quotes

Rafael Infante: You need to talk to me?
Ruby Sinclair: I don't wonna be in love.
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Los tres golpes/The Three Beats
Arranged by Cachao (as Israel López Cachao)
Performed by Cachao
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If you loved Dirty Dancing you'll love this one too!
21 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie instantly became a favorite of mine, it's full of warmth and charm, the characters are real and enchanting, and Chayanne (Rafael) is absolutely captivating! I could hardly take my eyes off of him during the entire movie. Watch for the scene where he dances in the sprinklers, he's absolutely charming! (I could go on for days about him but I'll spare you). Vanessa Williams (Ruby) is every bit his equal though, not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, but her dancing is some of the best I've ever seen in any movie. (I still can't figure out how she dances so well in those shoes!) As for the supporting cast, Joan Plowright (Bea) can even steal a scene from Chayanne! She's adorable as one of the older, but very enthusiastic dance students. Her second performance in the Las Vegas competition is another one of my favorite scenes. Do not miss this movie! (Now, where do I sign up for Chayanne's fan club???)


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