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Lambada (1990)

Lambada (1990)

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One of several films released to trade on the short-lived Lambada craze (it was an especially sexy Latin dance, in case you don't remember), Lambada stars J. Eddie Peck as Kevin Laird, a mathematics teacher at an exclusive Beverly Hills high school who by night puts away his slide rule and shuffles down to the barrio where, as Blade, he frequents a disco called No Man's Land and cuts loose, instructing the thermal-heated females on how to dance the lambada. After the bumping and grinding, he takes the ladies to a back room where he helps them get their GEDs. It appears that all is well with Kevin; he is appointed head of the mathematics department by principal Singleton (Keene Curtis) and his family never questions why he goes out at night dressed in leather and earrings. But then one of his students, Sandy (Melora Hardin), spots Kevin's gyrating pelvis when she heads to No Man's Land after an argument with her boyfriend Dean (Ricky Paull Goldin). Sandy begins to frequent the club and it is not long before Kevin's double-life is revealed. Dean comes to the club to take Sandy back and a disgruntled member of Kevin's barrio entourage, Ramone (Shabba-Doo), tells Dean the truth about Kevin. The result is a rumble between the posh high school kids and the barrio dropouts. Kevin is promptly fired, but a petition by Sandy reinstates him as the two opposing groups of kids square off in a math competition.

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Cast

J. Eddie Peck
as Kevin 'Blade' Laird
Melora Hardin
as Sandy Thomas
Shabba-Doo
as Ramone
Basil Hoffman
as Superintendent Leland
Dennis Burkley
as Uncle Big
Keene Curtis
as Principal Singleton
Rita Bland
as Lesley
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Critic Reviews for Lambada

All Critics (2)

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.

March 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's too actively poor to accuse it of being "boring".

November 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lambada

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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.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

I forgotten how cheesy this early 90's movie was, but can't help but to watch again.

Donna Dawson
Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

There's something incredibly disturbing about Melora Hardin doing the dirty dancing.. Were this two separate films pieced together at editing?

Quinto Wallight
Quinto Wallight

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