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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kevin 'Blade' Laird
... Sandy Thomas
... Ramone (as Shabba Doo)
Leticia Vasquez ... Pink Toes
... Uncle Big
Rita Bland ... Lesley
Jimmy Locust ... Ricochet
... Funk Queen (as Gina Ravarra)
... Rudy Laird
Kristina Starman ... Linda Laird
... Supt. Leland
... Bookworm (as Elsie Sniffen)
... Dean
... Muriel (as Debra Spagnoli)
Rick Mali ... Gang member
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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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$4,263,112
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Released around the same time as The Forbidden Dance (1990). See more »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) See more »

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Gotta Lambada
Written by Ricky Smith and Tanya Carmenatti
Performed by Absolut
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 See 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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