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The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 16 March 1990 (USA)
A princess in the Amazon rain forest tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid who tells her that she must get on TV ... See full summary »

Director:

Greydon Clark

Writers:

Menahem Golan (story), Roy Langsdon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Harring ... Nisa (as Laura Herring)
Jeff James Jeff James ... Jason
Barbra Brighton Barbra Brighton ... Ashley
Miranda Garrison ... Mickey
Sid Haig ... Joa
Ángela Moya Ángela Moya ... Carmen (as Angela Moya)
Richard Lynch ... Benjamin Maxwell
Shannon Farnon ... Katherine Anderson
Linden Chiles ... Bradley Anderson
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... The King
Gene Mitchell Gene Mitchell ... Cutter
Kenny Johnson ... Dave
Connie Woods ... Trish
Tom Alexander Tom Alexander ... Kurt
Steven Williams ... Weed (as Steven Lloyd Williams)
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Storyline

A princess in the Amazon rain forest tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid who tells her that she must get on TV to succeed with her mission. The two come up with the idea of winning a lambada dance contest that is getting TV attention. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

LAMBADA...If it got any hotter, it wouldn't be dancing!

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lambada, el baile prohibido See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$720,864, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$1,823,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,823,154
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was based on an idea writers John Platt and Roy Langsdon came up with while driving to producer Menahem Golan's office. The script was commisioned in December 1989, written in 10 days, in production by the end of January 1990, and hit theaters on March 17th, all in an attempt to beat Lambada (1990) to theaters. Both films were released on the same day. See more »

Goofs

Nia is supposed to be an Amazon Princess from Brazil, the glaring mistake is this character speaking Spanish, instead of Portuguese the actual language spoken in Brazil. See more »

Quotes

Nisa: They must stop killing the trees' or the sun will eat the air!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.148 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Capoeira
Performed by The Dream Machine
Written by Mark Vincent, Sunnie Paxson, Wayne Byers
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worst film ever
3 July 2000 | by hooteninnySee all my reviews

I saw this movie 10 years ago and I don't remember many details. I remember only that I paid a $1.50 at an AAFES theater in Panama just to sit in the air conditioning, and I still felt ripped off afterwards. This movie is so cheesy, so schmaltzy, so utterly corny and unispired that it sets the standard in this regard. See it only to set a baseline against which all other pathetic movies may be judged.


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