The Forbidden Dance

Synopsis: Filmed during the Lambada dance craze (if there really ever was one), this film tries to have a social conscience. A princess (Laura Herring) in the Amazon rain forests tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid (Jeff James) who tells her that she must get on tv to succeed with her mission. Quick as a wink the two come up with the idea of winning a lambada dance contest that is getting tv attention. Sid Haig also co-stars as a witch doctor who accompanies the princess and provides some humor.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Greydon Clark
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Howdy, my name

is Benjamin Maxwell...

...and I represent

the Petramco Corporation.

And well....


Well, it's all here in these papers.

Petramco now owns

this piece of real estate.


Well, you're gonna have to clear out.


We're gonna have to show them

a little muscle.


English. I'm impressed.

I'm very impressed.

Father sent me to missionaries

to learn about the white man.

Great. Honey, you get your people

on these trucks.

- I have a forest to clear.

- This is our home.

You got five minutes

to get on those trucks.

If you stay, you burn with the trees.

Now get them on the trucks.

Where the hell are they going?

Deep into the forest to the river.

Well, sooner or later

the flames will find them.

You know, it's a shame

to clear this jungle. It's so pretty.

But business is business.

Let's go.

You must let me go, Father. I'm

the only one who knows their ways.

- Can I help you, sir?

- He does not speak your language.

Oh, do you have an appointment

with someone?

Please, can you tell me

where I can find the chairman?

You mean Mr. Gaines.

Well, he's either in his office here

or in Tokyo or New York or London.

- But I don't see your- -

- And how do I get to his office?

Up the stairs.

Thank you.

Just hold it.

Where do you think you're going?

- To see the chairman.

- You do have an appointment?

No, but my father sent me.

Nobody sees the chairman

without an appointment.

I must see the chairman.

Sorry, sweetheart,

not without an appointment.

Hey, hold on, Bigfoot.

- What's in the pack?

- Gifts for the chairman.

Oh, God. Control,

three here. Stand by.

There's a small situation

developing in the lobby.

- What's your name?

- Nisa.

- Nisa what?

- What?

- What is your last name?

- I am Nisa.

- That is all.

- Okay. Hey, Bob.

Can you check the register

for a visitor named Nisa?

- Nisa?

- Yeah. Just Nisa.

- No, none here.

- No one by that name, huh?

- No. None all day long. I'm sorry.

- Sorry, folks.

I have to escort you

out of the building.

And I'll help you pick up your shells

and your toys.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.

What's going on down there?


Gene? Gene, you all right?

Take it easy now. Be cool.

Hey, hey, hey.

Back off. Be cool.

Take it easy. Take it easy.

Take it easy. Take it easy.

Hey, hey, what are you doing?

What are you doing?

Well, well, well.

The little girl from the jungle.

- You!

- Now hold on, sweetheart.

You're trying to go places

you're not wanted.

Get up. Up, up. Come on.

You okay? You all right?

What the hell is going on here,

Cutter? Officer, hold on to her.

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I wake you?

I thought you were sick.

No, I'm all right.

I'm Carmen. I walk by this fountain

every morning.

But never before do I see you.

- What is your name?

- I'm Nisa.

Do you have papers?

I had papers.

The police have them now.

There's only one thing

that can straighten out this mess.

- Money.

- I have no money.

Child, you need help.

- I know. I get you a job.

- There is work for me?

Yes, I think I could get you a job.

Besides, you are young and pretty.

- They will love you.

- I'm happy to work.

What kind of work is it?

Now you've seen the upstairs

bathrooms. We have five down.

One is yours.

You can do with that as you like.

I want the others cleaned

from floor to ceiling...

...including the toilets,

at least twice a week.

Are you getting all of this?

Oh, I hope so...

...because the last Mexican girl

we had was thick as a brick.

- I am from Brazil.

- Oh, we were there just last winter.

We stayed at the Plaza del Sol in Rio.

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