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      Lambada

      PG 1990 1h 38m Musical List
      Reviews 42% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After a long day of teaching entitled high school students in Beverly Hills, Calif., Kevin Laird (J. Eddie Peck) likes to spend the evening dancing the Lambada at Latin clubs. There, he's known by the monicker "Blade," and his libidinous dance moves have made him a local sensation. What's more, he tutors some of the club's underprivileged patrons in math. It may all seem innocent enough, but his future is threatened when one of his rich students, Sandy (Melora Hardin), spots him at the club. Read More Read Less

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      David Keyes Cinemaphile.org Some bad movies are simply bad because of incompetence or miscalculation; here is one that begins with the distinction of confusion and follows through with it until the last befuddling frame. Rated: 2/4 Mar 17, 2015 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy It's too actively poor to accuse it of being "boring". Rated: 3/10 Nov 7, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member another late 80s, early 90s cheesy dance flick. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member ★1/2 (out of four) Look what "Dirty Dancing" and the Latin dance crazes of the late 1980's started! There was a film called "Salsa" and then this annoyance. I won't say that the people involved can't dance, because they can, but they sure can't act. Kevin Laird (J. Eddie Peck) is a boring Beverly Hills High School math teacher. But at night he discos down to No Man's Land, a dance hall in a rough area of town. There he cuts loose doing the forbidden dance! It's forbidden because it is just too damn sexy to be allowed in most places. After he shakes his groove thing, he brings people of the community into the backroom and helps them get their GED's. One night one of his students named Sandy (Melora Hardin) sees him at the club, boogieing until he just can't boogie no more. She instantly falls for the mathematical maestro, but things get hot for the teacher when his school learns of his late night activities. Need I say more? [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/Lambada_zps8701b2b1.jpg[/IMG] Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Give me any other dance movie but this one... there are so many better dancemovies out there right now that this one onely got a low score. Like the motor bike thoug ;-) Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Fucking piece of shit that I only watched because I was on holiday abroad and it was the only thing in English on TV. If I ever see anyone involved in this film, I'll spit at them. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member It was 5:30am, was bored and had already seen everything that was showing on "Skin-a-max". Thought to myself that I had never watched the movie from start to finish. I wish I never had. This movie sucks. Basically about a jailbait lolita that has more hormones than braincells going after her math teacher who in his free time goes to the dance club every night to teach dropout kids to get their GEDs after dancing inappropriately with them, meanwhile leaving his wife and son at home who miss him. Hmmmm... Math teacher by day, 7a-3p... Studly dancing child predator at night 7p-midnight. That's true family values folks!!! (only less than four hours a night spent with the wife and kid.) Anywho... throw in some actors that are too old or too young for their parts (wife looks ten years older than hubby), and some more actors that try so hard to look tough, they make a kitten look like a badass. *mew* Toss in some dance scenes at odd moments and a high school quiz show between the "drapes" and "squares" and you got this wonderful piece of garbage that would be appropriate for only seven year olds to watch if not for the "Lambada" dancing this movie is named after. Talk about dry humping on the dance floor!!! I didn't understand the controversy about the lambada 20 years ago, and still don't understand today. Then again with what is on tv today, this movie would be ok for seven year olds. It definitely was written by seven year olds with the help of their big sisters. A John Hughes film this is not. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member J. Eddie Peck is a high school Math teacher at a Beverly Hills school by day and a lambada dancer by night. He gets involved with some under-privileged kids and gives them lessons on how to do the Lambada--a hot new Latin dance! Not as good as "Footloose" or "Dirty Dancing" but the dance scenes are exciting and provocative. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After a long day of teaching entitled high school students in Beverly Hills, Calif., Kevin Laird (J. Eddie Peck) likes to spend the evening dancing the Lambada at Latin clubs. There, he's known by the monicker "Blade," and his libidinous dance moves have made him a local sensation. What's more, he tutors some of the club's underprivileged patrons in math. It may all seem innocent enough, but his future is threatened when one of his rich students, Sandy (Melora Hardin), spots him at the club.
      Director
      Joel Silberg
      Producer
      Peter Shepherd
      Screenwriter
      Joel Silberg
      Production Co
      Cannon Films
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 15, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.5M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround