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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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In the dance of life, love can happen in a heartbeat. 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,814,088 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Daryl Matthews was himself a former professional ballroom and salsa dancer and teacher. See more »

Goofs

In the final dance of the competition, when Ruby is imagining that Rafael is dancing with her, you see Julian's hand on her torso as Rafael's hand pulls away. See more »

Quotes

Julian Marshall: Watch your tempo
Ruby Sinclair: Watch your ego!
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Ending credits show scenes from the movie See more »

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Echa pa'lante - Cha Cha Mix
Written by Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades, Pablo Flores, Javier Garza
Performed by Thalía (as Thalia)
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It's hard to find talent.....
16 November 2004 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie "DANCE WITH ME" because there was nothing else interesting on. If I had known it would be so entertaining I would have watched it years ago. Like "STRICTLY BALLROOM", it is a beautiful mix of music, fun and dancing. This movies shows an intensity and passion between 2 people that is lacking in most modern movies. Most movies never develop a love story.....rather they jump into some steamy sexual situation. What happened to leaving things to our imagination....Happily Ever After!!! Don't get me wrong, the script was lacking at times, but the performers made up for it with energy, and realism. Who can't relate to being torn between something you love and something you want. Vanessa L. Williams is outstanding. If she had starred in "MOULIN ROUGE", I may have been able to watch the whole thing. Vanessa is one of the few MULTI-TALENTED PERFORMERS(singer, actress and NOW dancer)overlooked by Hollywood. Few women can do it all. Not since the likes of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, and Ginger Rodgers. "DANCE WITH ME" is worth watching.


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