Dance With MeDirector: Randa Haines, Vanessa L. Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson
Randa Haines directed this dance drama, focusing on young Cuban Rafael Infante (Latino singer Chayanne) after the death of his mother. Rafael leaves Cuba for Houston, where he meets his father John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) for the first time. Burnette is unaware that the young man is his son, and Rafael can't figure out how to tell him. Rafael's mother was a singer on cruise ships where Burnett was a dance instructor. Burnett owns the Excelsior Dance Studio, and he gives Rafael a handyman job there, where he meets and falls for the Ruby (Vanessa L. Williams) a beautiful professional dancer. With the Las Vegas World Open Dance competition in a few weeks, dancers work on their routines, and Ruby aims for the Vegas prize. Rafael partners with Patricia (Jane Krakowski) after Burnett loses interest in the competition, and Ruby dances with her brutish ex-boyfriend, the father of her young son. Then it's on to Vegas. This film features great dance numbers and an homage to Gene Kelly beneath a sprinkler system.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Full Frame]
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Cast & Crew
|Vanessa Williams||Ruby Sinclair|
|Kris Kristofferson||John Burnett|
|Joan Plowright||Bea Johnson|
|Rick Valenzuela||Julian Marshall|
|Michael Convertino||Score Composer|
|Florence Fellman||Set Decoration/Design|
|Waldemar Kalinowski||Production Designer|
|Barry Kingston||Art Director|
|Aldric La'Auli Porter||Asst. Director|
|David Ronne||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Joe Tompkins||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lauren C. Weissman||Producer|
|Ted Zachary||Executive Producer|
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When I saw the movie all those years ago, I fell in love with it. I so badly want to own a copy of my own, but it hasn't been easy. To buy online you need a credit card and I don't own one. My heart is sore cause I so badly want to show the love of my life the movie Dance With Me :-(
This movie is so good, it's too bad it didn't get the promotion and advertising when it was in theaters. The dancing was wonderful, the acting great and did I mention how fabulous the dancing was? Of course Vanessa Williams and Chayenne are absolutely beautiful(are they real?), and the costumes were stunning...I could go on. I think, though, it plays better on TV than the big screen, but if you enjoy musicals, this is definitely a great example of late 20th century efforts.
I swear i dont get tired of atching this movie over and over again. It is a very good film as far as the subject and the script. It will certainly be very appreciated from a dancer's perspective.
I was so blown away by the dance numbers and the handsomeness of Chayanne (yeah, yeah and Vanessa Williams looked good too), I hated the fact that the movie had a plot. Every time the dancing would get going--there would be the plot. The first time Rafael dances with a woman other than Ruby, the gorgeous costumes and the tribal music at the Las Vegas competition. After the fourth or fifth time, I had to buy the movie so that I could watch it any time I wanted. I hope he and Vanessa Williams get the chance to sing and dance together again. The two are the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of a new generation. The dance was loving, seductive--not vulgar or pornographic. Chayanne had very subtle mannerisms as Rafael (look closely or you'll miss them) that would make any woman's insides turn to tapioca. Ruby was not grabbed or groped to dance, she was invited to join the man in the dance--and the rest of the world disappeared. Ruby's final dance in Las Vegas and Rafael's first dance in Las Vegas where (I) both times the viewer sits on the sidelines and rooting for both in individual cagegories. I wanted so much for Ruby to walk away and to join Rafael, instead Rafael encourages Ruby and gets her to put herself into the music in a way that is loving, self-sacrificing, and one of the most powerfully sensuous moments of the whole movie. Oh, that I could dance upon the black notes and tripletts to turn myself into one with the nuance, crescendo/decrescendo and syncopation of the music.
Cute and classy. You coud tell during the whole movie that they were so cute together. Both were great dancers, the whole movie was awesome. This was a perfect dance movie for everyone to see.