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Dance with Me (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

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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In the dance of life, love can happen in a heartbeat. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,814,088, 18 October 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) and Rafael (Chayanne) share a scene where they discuss Rafael's mother writing a song. Burnett responds quickly with the line, "You're not gonna sing it, are ya?" Rafael laughs it off. This was an off-set joke considering that Chayanne has been a popular Latin singer since he was ten years of age. See more »

Goofs

In the final dance of the competition, when Ruby is imagining that Rafael is dancing with her, you see Julian's hand on her torso as Rafael's hand pulls away. See more »

Quotes

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

Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
Written by Louis Prima
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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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