Dance with Me

Dance with Me

Randa Haines (1998)

121min
PG Certificate
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Our Score
Think Strictly Ballroom with a mambo beat and you'll easily figure out the entire plot of this formulaic dance drama from director Randa Haines (Children of a Lesser God). Chayanne plays Cuban youngster Rafael, who gets a job as a handyman at a Houston dance studio working for a man (Kris Kristofferson) he believes to be his father. There he meets competitive dancer Ruby (Vanessa L Williams), and it's not long before the two of them are steaming up the dance floor with their stunningly choreographed Latin numbers. Complications, jealousies and revelations abound, but forget the clichéd plot and performances - it's not hard - and just enjoy those salsa dance moves.

Summary

The owner of a Texas dance studio offers a young Cuban immigrant a job as a handyman, unaware his new employee is his estranged son who has come to America in search of him. The new arrival struggles to tell his boss the truth about their relationship, while also falling for a passionate professional dancer in training for a national competition. Drama, starring Chayanne, Vanessa L Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Joan Plowright.

Cast & Crew

Ruby Vanessa L Williams
Rafael Chayanne
John Kris Kristofferson
Bea Joan Plowright
Patricia Jane Krakowski
Lovejoy Beth Grant
Michael Harry Groener
Stefano William Marquez
Director Randa Haines
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 23 Apr 1999
Drama