Herbert Ross' collaboration with Nora Ephron, "My Blue Heaven" (1990) - about the uneasy relationship between a big-living hood and an uptight FBI agent - stands as one of Steve Martin's most underrated films.
And even if the film was as disappointing as the critics said (and it isn't), a delightful dance number - titled “Merengue!” - certainly redeems it.
For good measure, Ross (a former dancer and choreographer himself) had it staged twice.
The number: “Merengue!”
The composer: Ira Newborn
The choreographer: Lynne Taylor-Corbett
The dancers (the initial performance)
: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Lesley Cook and Melissa Hurley
The dancers (the encore)
: Moranis, Joan Cusack and Bill Irwin
The cinematographer: John Bailey
The editors: Robert Reitano and Stephen A. Rotter
The production designer: Charles Rosen