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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 16 March 1990 (USA)
A princess in the Amazon rain forest tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid who tells her that she must get on TV ... See full summary »

Director:

Greydon Clark

Writers:

Menahem Golan (story), Roy Langsdon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Harring ... Nisa (as Laura Herring)
Jeff James Jeff James ... Jason
Barbra Brighton Barbra Brighton ... Ashley
Miranda Garrison ... Mickey
Sid Haig ... Joa
Ángela Moya Ángela Moya ... Carmen (as Angela Moya)
Richard Lynch ... Benjamin Maxwell
Shannon Farnon ... Katherine Anderson
Linden Chiles ... Bradley Anderson
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... The King
Gene Mitchell Gene Mitchell ... Cutter
Kenny Johnson ... Dave
Connie Woods ... Trish
Tom Alexander Tom Alexander ... Kurt
Steven Williams ... Weed (as Steven Lloyd Williams)
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Storyline

A princess in the Amazon rain forest tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid who tells her that she must get on TV to succeed with her mission. The two come up with the idea of winning a lambada dance contest that is getting TV attention. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

LAMBADA...If it got any hotter, it wouldn't be dancing!

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 13th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1990. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Nisa calls the villain "matador". It is intended as an insult. But "matador" is a bullfighting term. What Nisa really means to say is "asesino" (murderer). See more »

Quotes

Nisa: You want to see the lambada? I'll SHOW you the lambada!
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Alternate Versions

Post-production was severely rushed to meet its intended March 1990 release date. Two months later, a director's cut was given a limited release in New York City, but this version has never been released on home video (at least in the U.S.). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ski School (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Reaction to Passion
Performed by Gene Evaro Sr. (as Gene Evaro)
Written by Gene Evaro Sr. (as Gene Evaro), Renee Ruff
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User Reviews

I feel ashamed of being Brazilian after watching this movie!
14 February 2003 | by priscillagrrrSee all my reviews

This is a ridiculous film! Not only is there no good dancing , as the title suggests, and moronic dialog, but the writers obviously did not research Brazilian culture whatsoever before making this crappy movie. I'm Brazilian, born and raised, and believe me on this one, there are NO princesses there. Not even anything close! It makes me angry that this movie portrays my country and culture so wrong. Asides from that, the movie makes me laugh because everything is so exaggerated and corny!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lambada, el baile prohibido See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$720,864, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$1,823,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,823,154
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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