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The Mambo Kings (1992)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pablo Calogero ...
Ramon - The Mambo Kings Band
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Bernardito - The Mambo Kings Band
Mario Grillo ...
Mario - The Mambo Kings Band
Ralph Irizarry ...
Pito - The Mambo Kings Band
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Johnny Bing - The Mambo Kings Band
James Medina ...
Manny - The Mambo Kings Band (as Jimmy Medina)
Marcos Quintanilla ...
Willie - The Mambo Kings Band
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Frankie Suarez - The Mambo Kings Band
William Thomas Jr. ...
Xavier - The Mambo Kings Band
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Flaco - The Mambo Kings Band
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Delores Fuentes
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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. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. Written by Dehlia

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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)  »

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Mambo Kings  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,742,168
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(flashback scene to childhood)|

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Annabella Sciorra was originally cast as Delores but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. 'Maruschka Detmers' was cast two weeks before the start of filming. See more »

Goofs

When the Castillo brothers first approach New York City in the early 1950s, you can see the World Trade Center towers in the skyline. The towers weren't built until the early 1970s. 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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Connections

Referenced in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Ponce
Written by Nora Morales
Performed by Mambo All-Stars
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Wonderful
19 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

What can I say about this gem? I cry every emotion each time I see it. Assante is compelling and heart-wrenching as the ambitious and devoted older brother, Banderas rounds the two out with innocence and struggle for independence. Also a most moving story of unrequited love.


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