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Mad About Mambo (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 14 July 2000 (Spain)
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

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Maclean Stewart ...
Mickey
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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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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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Perfect Timing  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$61,663 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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Was the last film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. See more »

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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 »

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Sidney McLoughlin: You know, I knew a fella once, dreamt of bein' a pro footballer, just like you. He had talent, just like you. Maybe even could have made it, but he'll never know, 'cause he was scared. Wouldn't take a chance. Didn't take the risks. And do you know what? Even since then, he's taken every chance that's come his way. Took risks when everybody around him told him not ta, as if trying to make up for that decision all those years ago. Don't you make the same mistake that he did.
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One Night
Performed by The Corrs
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Not that bad
17 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am usually sick of movies like this one, but for some reason, I was a bit entertained by this one. Maybe (as someone already mentioned) because it reminded me of my days back to high school. Who knows? I think that the story is a bit different than in other movies with the similar content. For example, I expected that it would be a classic love-teenage-sweet story (or whatever), and that they would just appear in the competition and win it. But I was completely wrong, and was a bit surprised with what happened at the competition. I agree about the most comments regarding poor dancing, Latino music etc, but I am not a big fan of all these things so that I didn't care much about it. Another thing that I liked, and that differs from the stereotype, is the place - Belfast, and lack of glamour and high-class houses, expensive cars, etc (except very few scenes). In summary, I give 7 to this movie, although it might be too high and not fair comparing to some other really great movies. But again, who cares. Cheers.


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