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Salsa (1988)





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Disco-gone-Latin, that's what's happening in Salsa, where a grease monkey who's sick and tired of knuckle-busting lives for his nights on the dance floor where he gyrates to the salsa beat. Not much plot but plenty of dancing is the fare here, as the lead guy (Robby Rosa) is out to show he's the Travolta of the Latino swing scene.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Shepard Goldman, Tomas Benitez, Boaz Davidson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2003
Cannon Home Video

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Critic Reviews for Salsa

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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December 5, 2004

August 4, 2004
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Salsa


One of my favorite 80's movies! Loved the music and dancing, with great music. Fun back in the day movie, when Salsa was it. :D Kenny Ortega is the choreographer to this cool dance movie.

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

A favorite.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


★★ (out of four)

After the success of "Dirty Dancing" everyone wanted to make a dance movie. "Salsa" was one of the uninspired attempts to hit it big again.

Robby Rosa plays a guy who wants to make more out of his life than just doing manual labor for the rest of his existence. He really wants to dance! At night be becomes the king of the hottest latin club on the planet, and breaks girls heart all the way to the dance floor.

There isn't much going on except dancing. The film co-stars Rodney Harvey (pictured below) whose real life descended into drug addiction and death shortly after this film.


Steve Smith

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