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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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Dance with me See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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

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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

After Rafael and Ruby come home from dancing and the sprinklers come on the first steps that Rafael take, puddles of water are already visible under his feet. See more »

Quotes

Rafael Infante: You need to talk to me?
Ruby Sinclair: I don't wonna be in love.
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits show scenes from the movie See more »


Soundtracks

Tres deseos (Three Wishes)
12" Remix"
Written by Kike Santander
Performed by Gloria Estefan
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oh yeah with the chemistry
1 August 2005 | by she_malSee all my reviews

just wanted to say i totally agree about the chemistry. i saw it with my mom at the theater and was lost about the plot then but it didn't matter cuz there was so much going on between chayanne and vanessa williams i was totally caught up in them. i think they had just one kiss and that was so hot, it was a tease. they seemed to have a lot of fun together. the movie gets shown on cable a bit and i understand what it's about now a little too after having seen it a few times. i always think the writing will bore me and it does a little but the chemistry keeps me there. chayanne's character has a black cuban mom too, they show a quick photo of her, and the vanessa williams character cuz of her color and the fact that she's a single mom too. before they kiss, they talk about her child and how she was left pregnant and he grabs her then. still it all kind of doesn't matter cuz those two are real hot and cute together. i do hope they do something else somehow cuz i know this didn't get a lot of attention.


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