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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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Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2  »

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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

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: [Looking at a dress] Yolanda?
Yolanda: Yes?
Katey Miller: Is this square?
Yolanda: Square?
Katey Miller: Yeah, you know,
[Makes a square with her hands]
Katey Miller: like a square.
Yolanda: Is square good or bad?
Katey Miller: It's bad.
Yolanda: Si. It's a square.
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High School Confidential
Written by Jerry Lee Lewis and Ron Hargrave
Published by Jerry Lee Lewis Music, Penron Music Publications and Red & Jerry's Music (BMI)
Produced by Peter Beckett and Budd Carr
Performed by Country Club Band
Vocals by Jean Manuel Diaz
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Feel the rhythm of the beat!
23 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is now without a doubt on my top 10 list now! The mix of drama, romance, history, and dance is perfect! The acting, dancing, and music in the movie was great! You want to just stand up and dance (even if you have no idea how to) Havana nights really takes you into the lives of these two people and makes you really care about them. It has an ending that is very true to real life. That things don't always go as they should. It had a Romeo and Juliet vibe without being cheesy what so ever. Diego and Romola give a heart warming performance that makes you always want to come back for more. I recommend this movie to anyone that has ever wanted to follow their dreams, but was too afraid to try.


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