In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a US military base. The guests drink, seduce and gossip, but some also plot against eachother.

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Daniel Lugo ...
José Manuel
Cordelia González ...
Raquel
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Vázquez
Luis Prendes ...
Don Manuel González
Laura Delano ...
Rita Inés
Raúl Dávila ...
Don Miguel de la Torre
Carlos Cestero ...
Ángel Luis (as Carlos Augusto Cestero)
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Dona Tula
Maruja Mas ...
Doña Tere
Sully Diaz ...
Mari Tere
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Adolfo
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Judge Cooper
Julián Pastor ...
Don Antonio Jiménez
Raúl Carbonell ...
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Yeyita Cervoni ...
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In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a US military base. The guests drink, seduce and gossip, but some also plot against eachother.

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Das große Fest  »

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Puerto Rico's official submission to the 1987's Oscars at Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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ONE OF THE BEST PUERTO RICAN PRODUCTIONS
14 June 2004 | by (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – See all my reviews

La Gran Fiesta, " The Great Party", The Great Ball" or " The last Dance" , is one of the best Puerto Rican productions. It was Puerto Rico's candidate to the Oscars in 1985. It has great color, great photography, great music and a great historical script. This is one of my favorite Puerto Rican movies. It is very difficult to find it. Do any of you know where I can find a copy of it. This is a great movie. In this movie you can find some mysteries of the Puerto Rican dilemma, politics and culture. It contains an excellent representation of the struggle of Puerto Rico between two cultures, the Spaniard and the American. A VERY INTERESTING MOVIE! As far as I know the movie was last years showed in a cinema festival in Chile.


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