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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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Break the rules. Find your freedom. Live your life. 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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Box Office

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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Trivia

Neither Romola Garai nor Diego Luna (Katey and Javier) had any professional dance training. Before production began, the actors spent ten weeks in Puerto Rico, training for eight hours a day with producer JoAnn Fregalette Jansen and four additional dancer/choreographers. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Javier Suarez: [Watching a film of Katey's parents dancing] Your parents, they're perfect! Do you see how much they want to be in each others' arms? For us to dance together, I mean really dance... That's how it has to be.
[Katey steps forward, gives him a look and they start to dance. Eventually the dance turned sensual]
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Follows Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleigh Ride
Written by Leroy Anderson
Performed by Los Straitjackets
Published by EMI Mills Music Inc.
Courtesy of Ocean Park Music Group and Jonsurfer
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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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