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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?

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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A story of hearts in motion. See more »

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:

$15,923,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,923,122
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Julian Marshall: Watch your tempo
Ruby Sinclair: Watch your ego!
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits show scenes from the movie See more »

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Bailtango
Written by Daniel Indart
Performed by Pepe Mota Quartet
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User Reviews

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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