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Dance with Me (1998)

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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

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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 ...
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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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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)  »

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Shut Up and Dance  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,814,088 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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All of the featured dancers in the Las Vegas competition were former world champions as of the time of release, including Vanessa Williams' dance partner - Rick Valenzuela See more »

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After Rafael and Ruby come home from dancing and the sprinklers come on the first steps that Rafael take, puddles of water are already visible under his feet. See more »

Quotes

John Burnett: There you are.
Lovejoy: Thanks, I was wondering where I was.
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Referenced in Hart of Dixie: A Better Man (2014) See more »

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Fiesta pa'los rumberos
Written by Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades
Performed by Albita
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Exquisite display of color, movement and emotion
6 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is very good eye candy. The music and the dancing pulls you into the movie. Sometimes I just forgot that they were telling a story because almost in every scene there was movement, feeling and attention in the dance choreography. It was a wonderful display of dancing and choice in music. Some may not like the movie because it lacks a strong storyline, but there are no new ideas. We all know what hidden behind door number 1, 2 and 3. Nonetheless, it is not that the movie doesn't stray into the unknown; it is that the movie has attraction, heat, and passion especially with the chemistry between Chayanne and Vanessa. I even like the music video that complements the movie. Chayanne has done a great job in his first English role and better yet he has the moves to back it up. Although Vanessa is heard in the movie speaking extremely poor Spanish, she did a wonderful job in the Spanish version of "You are my home" it was great!


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