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The Mambo Kings (1992)

 -  Drama | Music  -  28 February 1992 (USA)
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Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man... See full summary »

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Delores Fuentes
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Ramon - The Mambo Kings Band
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Johnny Bing - The Mambo Kings Band
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Manny - The Mambo Kings Band (as Jimmy Medina)
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Willie - The Mambo Kings Band
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Frankie Suarez - The Mambo Kings Band
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Xavier - The Mambo Kings Band
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Storyline

Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. Written by Dehlia

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cuba | latin | songwriter | musician | 1950s | See more »

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With a suitcase full of song, Hearts filled with passion, two brothers come to America in search of a dream.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for sensuality | See all certifications »

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28 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mambo Kings  »

Box Office

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$6,742,168 (USA)
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Trivia

Kevin Kline was originally cast as Cesar Castillo. See more »

Goofs

It is 1952 and the family is watching an episode of the TV series Cheyenne which did not premiere until 1955. See more »

Quotes

Anna Maria: He thinks he's the last Coca Cola in the desert.
Lanna Lake: Honey, he is.
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Referenced in The Critic: Marty's First Date (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Guantanamera
Original music by José Fernández Díaz
Musical adaption by Pete Seeger, Julian Orbon and Hector Angulo
Lyrics adaption by Julian Orbon
Based on a poem by José Martí
Performed by Celia Cruz
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I was glued to the television
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time in 1995 on television and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.

Armand Assante was absolutely awesome! Pure male magnetism just oozed from his pores in this role and I think I became his biggest fan by the time the movie had ended.

Antonio Banderas was handsome as ever and the two of them together was definitely a treat for female viewers.

The the music, the dancing and the charisma of the movie was infectious and fun to be a part of, even if it was only in a visual context.

I must admit, my rating is strictly biased because, to date, I still think Armand Assante is the sexiest man alive and anything that he is in, I make it my business to see, so the 10 was earned entirely on the basis of Armand Assante's presence.


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