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Mad About Mambo (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  14 July 2000 (Spain)
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A Catholic high school student, trying to perfect his soccer timing by practicing dance, falls in love with his dance partner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maclean Stewart ...
Mickey
Tim Loane ...
Brother McBride
Russell Smith ...
Gary
Joe Rea ...
Spike
Brendan Morrissey ...
Referee 1
Inge Dorman ...
Hockey Goalie
Julian Littman ...
Rudi Morelli
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Carlos Rega
Alan McKee ...
Frank Mallin
Terry Byrne ...
Gaelic Teacher
Aingeal Grehan ...
Mrs. Mitchell
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Seamus Mitchell
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Sidney McLoughlin
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Mrs. Burns
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Storyline

Danny Mitchell, a working-class Catholic high school student in West Belfast, Ireland, dreams of playing professional soccer, but first he has to perfect his timing. He starts taking dance classes, where he meets Lucy McCloughlin, an upper-crust Protestant, with whom he falls in love. Written by Anonymous

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Fall in love... With the beat.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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14 July 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Perfect Timing  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,432 (USA) (4 August 2000)

Gross:

$61,663 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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Trivia

Was the last film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. See more »

Goofs

In a bedroom scene, a cutaway to Spike shows him glaring up at Danny but wide shots show him concentrating on a drum he's banging. See more »

Quotes

Carlos Rega: This club is shit. The money is shit. I hate this job.
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Soundtracks

Digee Dime
Written by Steve Delopoulos
Performed by Burlap to Cashmere
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pretty positive about it, reminded me of high school.. in a good way!!
19 May 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I don't know why everyone is so negative about this film. We just saw it on video and I really liked it. OK, so I don't know that much about dancing and what is what but apart from some cringe moments (like at the competition), I really really liked it!! Really good feel-good movie... My fav parts are when they dance in the pool and the final end dance.. ;o) He shows a lot of emotion and I guess it just brought me back to those highschool crushes.. those moments when it was just so.. wow... ;o)Really inspired us to take up dancing lessons again.. anyway, just a really fun feel-good movie and that fashion-concious friend was wonderful!! Maybe I just haven't been around enough Irish but I thought the accents were OK.. at least we could actually understand them!!


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