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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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Set The Night On Fire

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Gross USA:

$4,263,112
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

Rock Lambada
Written by Ricky Smith and M.C. Bat Mike
Performed by Johnny Thomas Jr
Produced by Freeze
Published by Blueberry Slush/Portrait/Solar Songs, Inc./Canpic Music (ASCAP)
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Lame, lame, lame
22 August 2005 | by reg_feyerSee all my reviews

Don't let the credits mislead you, Jennifer Lopez only has a small supporting role (a dozen lines at best), and the "no-name" stars give performances which justify their subsequent demise on the Hollywood movie scene. Bad acting, unbelievably implausible plot lines, and second rate dialogue are only accentuated by cookie cutter characterizations. If I'm ever stuck in a bad-ass L.A. Latino neighbourhood, I hope I'm lucky enough to run into this movie's gang members; at worst my car would get a new paint job. The predictable happy ending is capped off by yet another forgettable dance sequence, making one yearn for the comparably energetic, stylish excellence of "Footloose" or "Dirty Dancing". If you choose to spend a few hours watching this drivel, be sure to do some housework as well so it's not a complete waste of your time.


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