Salsa (1988 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBoaz Davidson
Produced byMenahem Golan
and Yoram Globus
Written bybased on a story by
Boaz Davidson
and Eli Tabor
screenplay by
Boaz Davidson
and Tomas Benitez
and Shepard Goldman
Music bynone credited
CinematographyDavid Gurfinkel
Edited byAlain Jakubowicz
Distributed byThe Cannon Group, Inc.
A Golan-Globus Production
Release date
  • May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million
Box office$8,892,589[1]

Salsa is a 1988 romance film directed by Boaz Davidson and starring Robby Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Angela Alvarado and Miranda Garrison. The film, about a Puerto Rican dancer who decides to enter a salsa dancing contest, earned a Razzie Award nomination for Rosa as Worst New Star.


In a nightly escape from his day job as a mechanic, Rico (Robby Rosa) enters his true element: the wild exuberance of "La Luna" , a salsa club located in East Los Angeles, California. Dreaming of making himself and Vicky (Angela Alvarado), his girlfriend the "King and Queen of Salsa", Rico pours all his energy into winning La Luna's Grand Salsa Competition. But when Luna (Miranda Garrison), the club's gorgeous owner sets her sights on making Rico her dance partner, Rico must decide what drives him, his ambition or his heart.



  1. "Margarita" - H. Wilkins
  2. "Chicos y chicas" - Mavis Vegas Davis
  3. "Cali Pachanguero" - Grupo Niche
  4. "Your Love" - Laura Branigan
  5. "Good Lovin'" - Kenny Ortega, Chain Reaction, The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  6. "Under My Skin" - Robby Rosa
  7. "Oye Como Va" - Tito Puente
  8. "I Know" - Marisela Esqueda, The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  9. "Spanish Harlem" - Ben E. King
  10. "Puerto Rico" - Bobby Caldwell, Marisela Esqueda, Michael Sembello, H. Wilkins, Mongo Santamaría, Charlie Palmieri, The Edwin Hawkins Singers


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