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Dance With Me

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Interactive Menus ; Scene Selections ; Theatrical Trailer; Photo Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/1999
  • UPC: 043396239494
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,050

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vanessa L. Williams Ruby Sinclair
Chayanne Rafael Infante
Kris Kristofferson John Burnett
Joan Plowright Bea Johnson
Jane Krakowski Patricia
William Marquez Stefano
Harry Groener Michael
Beth Grant Lovejoy
Rick Valenzuela Julian Marshall
Technical Credits
Randa Haines Director, Producer
Michael Convertino Score Composer
Liz Curtis Choreography
Shinya Egawa Producer
Florence Fellman Set Decoration/Design
Lisa Fruchtman Editor
Waldemar Kalinowski Production Designer
Lora Kennedy Casting
Barry Kingston Art Director
Daryl Matthews Choreography, Screenwriter
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best movie wise investement i've ever made.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Entertaining

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great dance movie, good for everybody to see

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DANCE-US INTERRUPTUS

    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.

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    Posted December 27, 2008

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