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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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Break the rules. Find your freedom. Live your life. See more »

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$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 Susi and the other girl are in the tent, it looks like January Jones' character is that other girl. They call her Lois, but her character name is Eve. It's dark in the tent, so it could be another blond girl, but it looked like January Jones. 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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Guajira (I Love U 2 Much)
Written by Descemer Bueno, Alex Mosquera, Andres Levin and Rafael Torres
Published by Blunt Music, Tio Tato Music, Cool Banana Music/EMI April Music Inc., Rafael Torres
Performed by Yerba Buena
Produced by Andres Levin for Fun Machine
Courtesy of Razor & Tie Direct, L.L.C.
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When I went in to see Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, I expected it to be really bad with all the bad reviews labelling it as corny and ridiculous etc. So I was surprised when it turned out to be a better film that I expected. The acting was good and the dancing was hot. And even though the plot may have been unoriginal and predictable, nothing these days is really that new.

I thought Romola Garai (as Katey Miller) did a good job of keeping up an American accent. And Diego Luna (as Javier Suarez) does a great job of dancing and being a charismatic character, not to mention that he's pretty hot!

I haven't seen the original Dirty Dancing, but I think you should let this film stand on its own. Just because it uses the name, it doesn't mean they're linked.

On the whole, if you want to see a nice movie with lots of hot dancing, Havana Nights is for you. But if you're looking for something equal to the original, you may not like this one as much.


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