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Lambada (1990)

PG | | Drama | 16 March 1990 (USA)
Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them ... See full summary »

Director:

Joel Silberg

Writers:

Joel Silberg (story), Sheldon Renan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Eddie Peck ... Kevin 'Blade' Laird
Melora Hardin ... Sandy Thomas
Adolfo Quinones ... Ramone (as Shabba Doo)
Leticia Vasquez Leticia Vasquez ... Pink Toes
Dennis Burkley ... Uncle Big
Rita Bland Rita Bland ... Lesley
Jimmy Locust Jimmy Locust ... Ricochet
Gina Ravera ... Funk Queen (as Gina Ravarra)
Matt Feemster ... Rudy Laird
Kristina Starman Kristina Starman ... Linda Laird
Basil Hoffman ... Supt. Leland
Kayla Blake ... Bookworm (as Elsie Sniffen)
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Dean
Debra Hopkins ... Muriel (as Debra Spagnoli)
Rick Mali Rick Mali ... Gang member
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Storyline

Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's double life, his two worlds collide, threatening his job and reputation. Written by Carolyne

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lowrider | disco club | disco | club | taxi | See All (44) »

Taglines:

Set The Night On Fire

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ламбада See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,031,181, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$4,263,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,263,112
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Called "the better of the two" from its rival The Forbidden Dance (1990). See more »

Goofs

On the car scene where Sandy is in the car with Laird, Principal Singleton arrives to chat with the him. As Singleton leaves, Sandy suddenly pops up and speaks with Laird. Singleton acts as if nothing's happening, when it is obvious he would've spot Sandy with Laird. See more »

Connections

Featured in I Love the '90s: 1990 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect
Written by Dina D. and Wes Crockett
Performed by Dina D.
Produced by Wes Crockett
Published by Portrait/Solar Songs, Inc./Canpic Music (ASCAP)
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andrew grayson brown loved this movie and gave it two thumbs up, and you will feel the same way
25 January 2005 | by welovegokatgoSee all my reviews

i don't know how this one slipped through the cracks, but it is one of best movies of the nineties and possibly of all time. believe me. it is so hot, and spicy, and it has lots of leather and chrome, or something.

it has so many insane scenes that have nothing to do with the rest of the movie, and thrives on intense nostalgia for the culture and fashion that only existed in the early 1990's.

it's such a treat to see such stars as j. eddie peck, adolfo quinones aka shaboom, and jennifer lopez before they became such hot hot stars. Hot.

see this movie. it's like stand and deliver, except with much more dancing and obsession with the year 1990. and it has protractors.

two thumbs up


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