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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Harring ... Nisa (as Laura Herring)
Jeff James Jeff James ... Jason
Barbra Brighton Barbra Brighton ... Ashley
Miranda Garrison 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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LAMBADA...If it got any hotter, it wouldn't be dancing!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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

Gross USA:

$1,823,154
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Nia is supposed to be an Amazon Princess from Brazil, the glaring mistake is this character speaking Spanish, instead of Portuguese the actual language spoken in Brazil. See more »

Quotes

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

Automatic
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts (as Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
Written by Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts Appear Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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Laura Harring bedazzles despite drab script
19 July 2003 | by CarstenKlappSee all my reviews

The spellbinding dance moves of the stunningly beautiful and talented Laura Elena Harring are the only parts of this film worth watching.

Otherwise, the cast was poorly chosen and the dialogue is weak. Aside from a couple songs the music was nothing special. The rainforest subplot could have provided an interesting storyline but as presented it seems disassociated from the characters and the rest of the script; at best it provides an uninteresting break between dance sequences.

Laura Harring is simply an absolutely captivating talent who appears sorely out of place in this film.


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