"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." (IMDb)
This was a decent dance movie from the Golan/Globus, Cannon films. The film was written and directed by Boaz Davidson (The Last American Virgin, Lemon Popsicle series). Starring Robby Rosa, Rodney Harvey and the pretty women Angela Alvarado, Magali Alvarado and Moon Orona.
Many people say that the story is stupid and too simple but lots of 80s films have the same story: Some person or group wants to win a certain contest/tournament. Yes it´s a typical and simple storyline but it´s enough for me
Rosa of course overacts a lot but at the same time it´s fun to watch his performance. And no one can say the dude can´t dance!
I loved the LaLuna dance club, it sure was a huge place. Salsa features very nice choreographies and cool dance sequences. I don´t know much about salsa music or the artists but i kinda liked the soundtrack. It was nice to see that Michael Sembello had written few tunes and Laura Branigan sang one song.
Check it out with an open mind guys. You might even enjoy it.
Another movie that I saw in the theater and bought the vhs tape when it came out later. A fun movie, great dancing!! I don't know if it ever was put out on dvd.
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Sounds like this would make an excellent double-feature with Rooftops (1989).
I feel like dancing
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