Mad About Mambo


Set in Ireland, a poor schoolboy has dreams of playing for his local soccer team. Being a little bit off form, he is inpired to take up Samba dancing by a Brazillian soccer star, to help his rhythym. At dancing class, he meets the daughter of a wealthy local businessman, and falls in love. She is already involved with another snob, and is only concerned with winning the upcoming dancing championship...


90 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Comedy, Romance

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Credits

Cast
William Ash, Keri Russell, Brian Cox, Theo Fraser Steele
Director
John Forte
ScreenplayJohn Forte
MusicRichard Hartley
CinematographyAshley Rowe
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byFirst City Features Ltd., Gramercy Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Plurabelle Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
8
Cape Argus
Nazma Dreyer
10
The Star
Joanna Rix
10
The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen
8
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
12
Box Office
Mike Kerrigan
13

What the People say

Internet
18 Netizens
13

Average .. 52%

10

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Joan Wright (53) 16

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: The plotline is hardly original, but this version has a number of interesting twists and surprises which save it from being yet another ''Ugly Duckling Becomes A Swan On The Dance Floor'' cliche. Aimed squarly at the teen date market, where it should find favour. We are left wondering why it was not called ''Mad About Samba'' ...






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