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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
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Bill Applebaum ...
Don Harrington
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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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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Rick Valenzuela, who plays Julian Marshall in the film, is a professional Latin dancer and designed Vanessa Williams' dance costume for the championship scene. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »

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Magalenha
Written by Carlinhos Brown
Performed by Sergio Mendes
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JAW DROPPER dance scenes!!!
12 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the greatest Latin dance movies. I myself dance and i love the way it focused around the fact of REAL Latin DANCING (afro-cuban) and ballroom Latin dancing.

The only thing that i could picture wrong with the film was not enough dancing, but i tell you, when the dance scenes hit the screen they REALLY hit it :). The great choreography, and great music, couldn't stop smiling.

Some low points of the film was with father son chats, which just seem like they were there to fill in time.

The cast was a great choice. Chayanne (Latin singer) who moves are unique and fun and that makes u smile. And Vanessa L. Williams, was trained to the extent of a real ballroom champion.

With all of this it included comedy, many funny lines which make it memorable, and a lasting feeling that will make you want to take up salsa dancing :)

If you enjoy this movie, rent out dirty dancing havana nights, forbidden dance lambada, salsa motion picture (oldie but a goodie)


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