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The story about a wild week at the Spanish coast. Romance at the beach, competition on the dance floor. Salty water, sweet kisses...

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Johan Nijenhuis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgina Verbaan ... Janet
Daan Schuurmans ... Rens
Katja Schuurman ... Frida
Kürt Rogiers Kürt Rogiers ... Tommy
John Wijdenbosch John Wijdenbosch ... Björn
Michiel Huisman ... Bart
Anniek Pheifer ... Maureen
Peggy Jane de Schepper Peggy Jane de Schepper ... Angela (as Peggy-Jane de Schepper)
Nadja Hüpscher Nadja Hüpscher ... Joyce
Wolter Muller Wolter Muller ... Stuart
Ian Bok Ian Bok ... Ted
Victor Löw ... Ian
Ann Ceurvels Ann Ceurvels ... Kayra
Joyce De Troch Joyce De Troch ... Erica
Nikki Safari Nikki Safari ... Empire Propper (as Niki Safari)
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Storyline

This movie follows the popular formula of the homonymous Dutch-Flemish TV series, and includes most of its main characters, either from the previous or the following seasons. On their first-ever holiday with her sister Angela and their arrogant friends Joyce and Maureen, at the beach in Spain (hence the title) the outspoken Janet meets Rens, who since a few years works there, rooming with his colleagues Tommy, Bjorn and Frida and 'wanna-be propper' Bart, as sexy 'propper' for the popular disco 'Costa!' - the job is to lure in customers by their sex appeal. The rivaling club 'Empire' looks set to win a dance competition, and with it too much clientèle. Rens soon falls for Janet, causing consternation and jealousy, but they need the couple as their best dancers. As usual the competition resorts to dirty tricks, but is beaten in the end. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

Costa! (Flash only)

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1 March 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Коста! See more »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Digital

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Goofs

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet which is used by the main characters, has a Dutch license with a series reserved for commercial vehicles only. See more »

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People forget who they really are
19 March 2001 | by God-13See all my reviews

"Whenever you feel like critisizing anyone, just remember that all the people in the world haven't had the same advantages that you had". Maybe this Scott Fitzgerald quote is quite familiar to Costa!

The film sets out in one of Spains favourable vacation settings, Salou. Especially for senior high-school sudents this place is recommendable. Youngsters go there to party, get drunk and getting lot's of girls.

Main characters in this feature are the 'proppers' of discotheque Costa. Proppers are people who work for a discotheque and try to get other people coming to their party's. Therefor, there is a lot of competition with other discotheques, such as Empire.

The film starts out in the Netherlands where three girls prepare their vacation to Spain, one of them HAS to bring her little teenage sister(Verbaan). The film guide-lines us through the 'dirty-dancing' journey of Verbaan and one of the proppers(Daan Schuurmans). Despite this, the relationship between Daan Schuurmans and one of his female-colleaques(Katja Schuurman) is also notable.

This romantic new of age DIRTY DANCING takes you through one and a half our of pure entertainment. Don't be prepared for a clever script and dialogue. Just expect a funny slapstick typical dutch movie, to see with your friends...In Salou people forget who they really are, that's what the story is all about...Don't forget that!


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