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Dance with Me (1998)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Sinclair
Rafael Infante
John Burnett
Bea Johnson
William Marquez ...
Scott Paetty ...
Rick Valenzuela ...
Julian Marshall
Chaz Oswill ...
Liz Curtis ...
Bill Applebaum ...
Don Harrington
Cuban Mailman
Victor Marcel ...


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 with me See more »


Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane Krakowski stars as an amateur dancer in the movie. She has actually been a dancer for many years and had many plot tie-ins corresponding with the release of the film on Ally McBeal. See more »


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 »


Julian Marshall: Watch your tempo
Ruby Sinclair: Watch your ego!
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits show scenes from the movie See more »


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


Spanish Gypsy Dance (España cani)
Written by Pascual Marquina, Mariano Marquina
Performed by Gipsy Kings
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It is such a relief to be able to see a movie that leaves you
4 December 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I think this was a wonderful, refreshing movie. The dancing was suburb!

Chayanne, the new Latin sensation, was absolutely wonderful. He fills the screen with such charm and charisma......he steals the movie! Vanessa Williams was exciting and beautiful. Both Chayanne and Vanessa made the most electrifying couple! The rest of the cast added just the right touch to complete this ensemble. The dancing and music was well worth just seeing the movie!

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