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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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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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dancing | revolution | cuba | nightclub | love | See more »

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Turn up the heat and follow the rhythm See more »

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Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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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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The plot is loosely based on the life story of producer JoAnn Fregalette Jansen, who moved to Cuba with her family in 1958. Thus, the "Based on True Events" title. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Miller is talking to Katey about her relationship with James, Katey's sleeve changes from on her shoulder to off and back. See more »

Quotes

Katey Miller: I'm sorry your evening was so difficult.
Katey Miller: Not all of it was.
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Connections

Referenced in Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Only Want to Dance
Written by Lester Mendez and Sy Smith
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Denton & Haskins and Sybersong Publishing
Performed by Mya
Produced by Lester Mendez for Living Stereo, Inc.
Mya appears courtesy of A & M Records/Interscope Records
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I LOVED Dirty Dancing Havana Night's
12 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! It was really good. Yes it was a chick flick and a teen movie, but it was SO good and romantic! Javier (Luna) was SO hot and good. The way his body moved was amazing! The only reason I rated this movie a 9 was because I didn't like the way it ended. I thought it could have been done a little differently. But I still went out and bought the DVD!! This may sound a little crazy, but almost every night I watch it! If I could learn to dance the way they do...I would pay to learn how to dance so Cuban! It was a really good, adorable, romantic, and dramatic Movie. It had everything and more that I like to see in a movie. Many people say that they didn't like it but, I thought it was awesome.


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