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Salsa (1988)

PG | | Music, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA)
Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy ... See full summary »

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), Eli Tavor (story) (as Eli Tabor) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Draco Rosa ... Rico (as Robby Rosa)
Rodney Harvey ... Ken
Magali Alvarado Magali Alvarado ... Rita
Miranda Garrison ... Luna
Moon Orona Moon Orona ... Lola
Angela Alvarado ... Vicki
Loyda Ramos ... Mother
Valente Rodriguez ... Chuey
Daniel Rojo Daniel Rojo ... Orlando
Humberto Ortiz Humberto Ortiz ... Beto
Roxan Flores Roxan Flores ... Nena
Robert Gould ... Boss
Chesher Cat Chesher Cat ... Sister (as Deborah Chesher)
Debra Ortega Debra Ortega ... Aunt / Featured Dancer
Renee Victor ... Aunt / Featured Dancer
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Storyline

Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy nightclub La Luna's upcoming contest is to be his. He encourages his best friend, courteous gentleman Ken, to date his sister Margarita so he gets a free hand with her flirtatious classmate Lola. The reigning salsa queen Luna's interest in Ruco as dance-partner threatens his on-off relationship with Vicki. More jealous trouble follows when Ken and Margarita fall in true love. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

The Dirtiest Dancing Of Them All !

Genres:

Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salsa - se polttaa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,627,533, 8 May 1988

Gross USA:

$8,892,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,892,589
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Draco Rosa, previously known as Roby Rosa, was part of the Spanish crossover Pop group, Menudo. See more »

Goofs

Rico puts on a towel after having taken a shower. In the following shot, he slides down the stairs in his shorts. In a subsequent shot, he is wearing the towel once again. See more »

Quotes

Rita: Don't call me puta, cabron!
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Connections

Referenced in The Dream Team (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Harlem
Written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector
Performed by Ben E. King
Ben E. King performs by courtesy of Imperial Music
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Incredible
14 January 2003 | by rpenalosaSee all my reviews

That movies like this one survive. Never seen such a lousy movie concept such as this. Its a pity that it still fools innocent people and makes them think it is worth to watch. The Celia Cruz and Willie Colon appearance made me wonder, were they really aware they were going to be in this film?


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