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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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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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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 »

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As Javier and Katey are dancing behind the projection cloth, Katey's dress straps switch up and down as shots change. See more »

Quotes

Katey Miller: I didn't do anything wrong.
Bert Miller: You lied to us.
Katey Miller: I know, and I'm sorry. But I knew you wouldn't let me try and...
Jeannie Miller: Kiss a Cuban pool boy in front of everyone? You're damn straight we wouldn't!
Katey Miller: That's not...
Jeannie Miller: And why in the world would you wanna hurt James? I thought you liked him.
Katey Miller: No, you liked him. Because he fits into your perfect country club world.
Jeannie Miller: There's nothing wrong with that world.
Katey Miller: No, but he couldn't keep his hands off *me*.
Bert Miller: What? What happened?
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You Send Me
Written by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by Shawn Kane
Produced by The Underdogs
Courtesy of J Records
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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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