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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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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,811,325 (USA) (27 February 2004)

Gross:

$131,416 (South Africa) (29 October 2004)
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico and made to look like Cuba. Most of it was done in the colonial part of San Juan, Old San Juan a very popular hangout for Puerto Ricans and a very touristy area. In order to maintain the look and esthetic of the pre-Cuban revolution era, producers secured underground parking places for people that would visit Old San Juan during the shoot so that there wouldn't be any modern cars parked in the streets. See more »

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When Katey is in the club for the first time the same guy in a blue button up shirt dances by at least twice, in different directions each time. See more »

Quotes

Dance Class Instructor: Listen to me. I know that it's scary as hell to let another person touch that part of you. But if you do...
[smiles and puts her hand on his shoulder]
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Soundtracks

Do You Only Want to Dance
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Written by Lester Mendez and Sy Smith
Published by EMI Blackwood Music and Sybersong Publishing
Performed by the Julio Daivel Big Band
Arranged and Conducted by Angel "Cucco" Peña
Produced by Angel "Cucco" Peña and Manny Benito
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A Parallel
1 February 2005 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched this movie. I was sure quite how it would fit with the Dirty Dancing title, but once I turned it on I was enraptured. I couldn't turn away and when it was over and watched it a second time.

I was uncertain at first what I would think because I'd heard it was a Sequel, I'd heard it was a Prequel and I'd heard it was a remake. But when I came out of watching it, I felt it was a movie in it's own right. If anything it was a Parallel. It present the same kind of feelings and emotions as the original Dirty Dancing. Other than that it was it's own movie.

Romola was fabulous and Diego was just so easy to watch. They had great chemistry that made the whole thing believable and realistic. I could watch them dance all day. And the music made me want to dance myself if I knew how.


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