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Dance with Me (1998)

Rafael comes to Houston from Cuba to work at John's dance studio. He meets Ruby, a cute dance instructor there. Chemistry? Will John know he's Rafael's dad?

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Randa Haines

Writer:

Daryl Matthews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Williams ... Ruby Sinclair
Chayanne ... Rafael Infante
Kris Kristofferson ... John Burnett
Joan Plowright ... Bea Johnson
Jane Krakowski ... Patricia
Beth Grant ... Lovejoy
Harry Groener ... Michael
William Marquez William Marquez ... Stefano
Scott Paetty Scott Paetty ... Steve
Rick Valenzuela Rick Valenzuela ... Julian Marshall
Chaz Oswill Chaz Oswill ... Peter
Liz Curtis Liz Curtis ... Kim
Bill Applebaum Bill Applebaum ... Don Harrington
Angelo Pagán ... Cuban Mailman (as Angelo Pagan)
Victor Marcel Victor Marcel ... Fernando
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Storyline

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shut Up and Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,507,663, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$15,814,088
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Daryl Matthews was himself a former professional ballroom and salsa dancer and teacher. See more »

Goofs

When Ruby and Rafael are eating the chicken burrito the wind blows away her napkin. In the next scene the napkin is in her hand again. See more »

Quotes

John Burnett: There you are.
Lovejoy: Thanks, I was wondering where I was.
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits show scenes from the movie See more »


Soundtracks

Heaven's What I Feel
Written by Kike Santander
Performed by Gloria Estefan
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A Fun Film
6 May 2001 | by gfs543-2See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorites, yet I wouldn't call the film great in the usual sense. It doesn't have an intricate plot, and some will be frustrated at the limited interaction between the stars, Williams and Chayanne. (I wasn't but that's me.) The film's spirit - with its dancing and Latin music - makes it something special. The acting was superb, and there was a nice mix of characters. But the dancing really steals the show - it makes you want to get up and join them.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a mix of light drama and dancing.


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