Young Cuban Rafael Infante (Chayanne) just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn’t know he is Rafael’s father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby Sinclair (Vanessa Williams) is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.
User Reviews: This is one of my all-time favorites, yet I wouldn’t call the film great in the usual sense. It doesn’t have an intricate plot, and some will be frustrated at the limited interaction between the stars, Williams and Chayanne. (I wasn’t but that’s me.) The film’s spirit – with its dancing and Latin music – makes it something special. The acting was superb, and there was a nice mix of characters. But the dancing really steals the show – it makes you want to get up and join them.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a mix of light drama and dancing.