Singer Tony loves dancer Lola in 1940s New York, but sinister Rico brings her to his nightclub in Havana.

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Tony Starr
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Lola Lamar
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Bella Stern
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Andra Akers ...
Pamela Devereaux
Silvana Gallardo ...
Conchita Rivera
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Rico Castelli
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Sam Gropper
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Angelo
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Bibi Sutton
Stanley Brock ...
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Nick Panotis
Hamilton Camp ...
Nicky Richards
Hartley Silver ...
Husband
Ralph Clift ...
Customer (as Ralph M. Clift)
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Storyline

A hit song is the inspiration for this movie. In 1948, an aspiring songwriter, Tony, is working as a pianist in a bar; he meets Lola who wants to make it in show business. Tony is immediately smitten with the beautiful woman. At Manhattan's Copacabana lounge, they both start finding fame. However, fate steps in and she is swept to Havana to work in a splashy night club act where she is convinced she will find her stardom. Instead she finds Rico, a suave gangster who manages the club. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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3 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Barry Manilow's Copacabana  »

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During a late 1985 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", shortly before the movie aired on TV, Manilow actually revealed the ending to the movie, leading much of the audience to groan. However, he mistakenly thought they groaned not because he revealed the ending, but because of what actually happened to his character at the end, leading Manilow to comment, "It's only a movie." See more »

Quotes

Tony Starr: [Improving a musical arrangement for Lola] We'll change the keys! That always works.
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Soundtracks

Who Needs To Dream
, "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)"
New Version of "Copacabana (at the Copa)" & Barry Manilow
Version of "!Aye Caramba!"
Recorded by Anthony V. D'Amico Mixed by Joel Moss
Recorded at Evergreen Recording, Burbank
Mixed at Sound Labs, Los Angeles
Contractor: Shaun Harris
Assistant to Barry Manilow: Marc Hulett
Production Assistant to Bob Gaudio: Bob Sutton
Executive In Charge of Album Production: Eric Borenstein
1985 Stiletto, Ltd.
Manufactured by RCA/Ariola International Records and Tapes
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Funny, not to be taken seriously, camp!
19 December 1998 | by (Springfield, IL) – See all my reviews

Reminiscent of the popular Latin American films in the '40s and '50s, the glitzy costumes, music, and performances blend for a camp experience. Just enjoy a clean, fun, not-to-be-taken-seriously piece of film. Forget your troubles for about two hours!


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