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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  27 February 2004 (USA)
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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an ... See full summary »

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Havana Nights is dedicated to my Cuban grandparents who tell me wonderful stories about 'la Cuba de ayer' (the Cuba of yesterday) at every Christmas dinner. The soundtrack of my movie ... See full summary »

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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Have the time of your life... all over again. See more »

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Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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27 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$87,392 (South Africa) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$131,416 (South Africa) (29 October 2004)
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Rated #11 in Entertainment Weekly's Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made (2006) See more »

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You can clearly see that Katey's dress strap is torn even before James tears it. See more »

Quotes

Javier Suarez: So, what, you know like five words in Spanish?
Katey Miller: Maybe ten.
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(I've Had) The Time of My Life
Written by Franke Previte
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Romola Garai, Soundtrack & Dances!
7 September 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Normally, I avoid these kind of films as romantic movies aren't my cup of tea or coffee. However, while i was working, the movie was playing and I was captured by the beauty of Romola Garai. So I decided to watch the film. There were some great foot-tapping songs and the dances were fairly good too. There's nothing like dancing with a beautiful woman (who can dance too). The film itself is quite okay, nothing outstanding. The lead pair Diego Luna and Romola Garai share a nice chemistry. Not only is Garai beautiful but she can act too as she delivers a sincere performance. Diego Luna does his part well although in a few scenes he does seem to have difficulty with some expressions. Sela Ward is alright in a minuscule part. Ditto for Patrick Swayze's cameo.To sum it up, what I liked about it was Romola Garai, the soundtrack and the dances.


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