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27 February 2004 (USA) See more »
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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Diego Luna ... Javier Suarez

Romola Garai ... Katey Miller

Sela Ward ... Jeannie Miller

John Slattery ... Bert Miller

Jonathan Jackson ... James Phelps

January Jones ... Eve

Mika Boorem ... Susie Miller

René Lavan ... Carlos Suarez

Mya ... Lola Martinez (as Mya Harrison)

Polly Cole ... Polly (as Polly Cusumano)
Chris Engen ... Steph
Tommy Kavelin ... Señor Alonso
Wilmer Cordero ... Teacher
Charlie Rodriguez ... Grandpa Suarez
Donato Poveda ... Troubador (as Donato)

Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Yolanda
Shawn Kane ... Country Club Singer
Richard E. Lange ... Chaperone
David Rittenhouse ... Country Club M.C.
Heather Headley ... Rosa Negra Singer
Debbie Casteneda ... Girl in Club

Luis Gonzaga ... Arturo
Ricardo Alvarez ... Miguel
Cesar Detres ... Raoul (as César Detrés)
Yessenia Benavides ... Esmerelda

Patrick Swayze ... Dance Class Instructor

JoAnn Fregalette Jansen ... Dance Instructor's Partner (as JoAnn Jansen)

Modesto Lacen ... Ramon
Alia Maria Alvarez ... Chabe Suarez
Angélica Aragón ... Alma Suarez
Diego Alvarez ... Rafael Suarez

Mary Portser ... Mrs. Phelps
Lawrence Duffy ... Mr. Phelps
Jerry D. Medina ... Palace Singer
Ángel 'Cucco' Peña ... Julio Daviel
Guillermo de Cun ... Palace M.C.
Freddi de Arcé ... General Ramirez

Yvonne Caro Caro ... Check-In Lady

Matt Birman ... Officer in Kitchen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ashley L. Anderson ... Dancer (as Ashley Anderson)
Miranda Garrison ... Dancer

Robert Hoffman ... Dancer

Luis Jose Lopez ... Waiter (Luis Lopez)
Sorely Muentes ... Semi - final Dancer

Oskar Rodriguez ... Dancer

Luis Salgado ... Dancer: Javier Dance Double

Claudia Salinas ... Dancer

Allen Walls ... Dancer
Rudy Zalez ... Tito Mortel
Javier Bellido Cintron ... Revolucionario (uncredited)

Tiffany Díaz ... Wendy (uncredited)

Melissa Rivera ... Palace Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Guy Ferland 
Writing credits
Kate Gunzinger (story) and
Peter Sagal (story)

Boaz Yakin (screenplay) and
Victoria Arch (screenplay)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Jennifer Berman .... executive producer
Rachel Cohen .... executive producer
Sarah Green .... producer
Trish Hofmann .... co-producer
Trish Hofmann .... line producer
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... co-producer (as JoAnn Jansen)
Julie Kirkham .... co-producer
Amir Jacob Malin .... executive producer (as Amir Malin)
Bob Osher .... executive producer
Meryl Poster .... executive producer
Original Music by
Heitor Pereira 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond 
Film Editing by
Luis Colina 
Scott Richter 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
Art Direction by
Teresa Carriker-Thayer 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
Costume Design by
Isis Mussenden 
Makeup Department
Dominique Borrel .... key makeup artist
Martha Callender .... makeup artist
Ybelka Hurtado .... assistant hair stylist
Lizzie Ibarra .... hair stylist
Patricia Regan .... makeup designer
Production Management
Lori Keith Douglas .... production supervisor: additional photography
Sean Garrett Fogel .... production supervisor
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Ines Mongil-Echandi .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... second assistant director
Matt Birman .... second unit director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second second assistant director
Myron Hoffert .... first assistant director
Michelle L. Keiser .... second assistant director: additional photography
Francisco Ortiz .... second assistant director: second unit
Jonathan Starch .... first assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Daniel Boxer .... property master
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Gladys Bustos .... assistant property master
Giovanni Cotto .... buyer
Giovanni Cotto .... construction assistant
Oscar A. Colom Cruz .... set dresser
Daniel Dietrich .... construction foreman
Kenneth Hammer .... construction coordinator
Michael D. Harrell .... props
Juan Guallini Indij .... set dresser
Francisco 'Panchi' López-Franco .... set dresser
Stephanie Macomber .... scenic (as Stephanie Macomber Kern)
Mayna Magruder .... painter
Luis E. Maldonado .... assistant greens
Alejandra Martinez .... scenic
Barbra Matis .... assistant art director
Dave McAllister .... key construction grip
Georgie Miranda .... prop maker/welder
Monica Monserrate .... painter
Mariella Navarro .... art department coordinator
William Scot Noonan .... propmaker
John Nyomarkay .... art director: additional photography
Bozydar Orszula .... construction foreman
Juliet Primo .... property assistant
Guifre Tort Ortiz .... scenic painter
Scott D. Warner .... foreman
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Ricardo Naveira .... carpenter (uncredited)
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
Bob Beher .... sound editor
Odin Benitez .... sound editor
Jim Brookshire .... supervising sound editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Matt Colleran .... sound re-recordist
Linda Di Franco .... sound editor
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Randall Guth .... first assistant sound editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound effects editor
Luis Antonio Landrau .... second boom operator
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
William Sarokin .... production sound mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Glen Trew .... sound mixer: reshoots, San Juan
Special Effects by
Charlie Bonilla .... special effects: Puerto Rico
Visual Effects by
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects line producer: THDX
Erik Dehkhoda .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital compositor
Aaron Fritz .... digital artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Raymond Gieringer .... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Todd Groves .... digital effects artist
Michael Hatton .... compositing supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Adam Hawkey .... lead compositor: iOFilm
Wendy Lanning .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Mai-Ling Lee .... digital artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jim Maxwell .... digital matte artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lon Molnar .... animation supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Glenn Morris .... visual effects producer
Ian Noe .... visual effects producer
Mike Ocoboc .... digital compositor
Burke Roane .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Trey Roane .... compositor: Luma Pictures
David Schoneveld .... lead digital compositor
Payam Shohadai .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Roy T. Anderson .... utility stunts
Matt Birman .... stunt coordinator
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Edgar Colón .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Javier Cruzado .... additional grip
Doug Dalisera .... best boy electric
Alfonso Diaz .... second assistant camera
Jerry Encarnacion .... rigging electrician
Russell Engels .... gaffer
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip
Jose 'Flecha' Hernandez .... electrician
Scott W. Leftridge .... additional key grip
Angel D. Lopez Jr. .... electrician
Zoraida Luna .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Zoraida Luna Luna)
Raul J. Marin .... electrician
Abner Medina .... assistant camera
Raphy Molinary .... camera operator
Richard Neumann .... rigging best boy: re-shoots
Gabriel Padilla .... electric
Angel Pastrana .... best boy grip
Geronimo Perez .... additional electric
George Richmond .... Steadicam operator
George Richmond .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Marcos Rodríguez-Quijano .... camera trainee
Francisco Román .... grip
Gilbert 'Gilo' Rosario .... best boy rigger
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "b" camera
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Carlos Zayas .... camera loader
Gene Page .... still photographer: re-shoots (uncredited)
Casting Department
Zoraida Sanjurjo López .... casting director: Puerto Rico
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandi Figueroa .... set costumer: Puerto Rico
Carola Gonzalez .... costumer
Barbara Presar .... assistant costume designer
Gladyris Silva .... costume supervisor
Thao T. Vu .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ryan Chavez .... assistant editor
Marisa Clayton .... post-production coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Glenn Cocco .... first assistant editor
Eric Putz .... telecine colorist
Ron Stanik .... assistant editor
Bob Wenokur .... post-production executive
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... music recordist
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Budd Carr .... music supervisor
Emir Isilay .... assistant composer
Christina Kline .... music coordinator
Craig Pilo .... musician
Roy Prendergast .... music editor: temp music
Jeremy Raub .... music editor
Jenilee Reyes .... vocalist
Glenda Rosa .... music coordinator
Robert Schaper .... supervising music editor
Robert Schaper .... supervising music engineer
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Elliott Goldkind .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Charlie Bonilla .... driver: Heavy Equipment
Angel L. Lopez Garcia .... driver: cast
Luis A. Jurado .... transportation captain
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sheila Allen .... production accountant: additional photography
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Alejandro Berríos .... dance assistant
Ivan Bess .... assistant to producer
Danielle Butler .... assistant to director and producer
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Kelly Chambers .... production assistant
Javier Bellido Cintron .... intern production assistant
Tony Cypres .... second assistant accountant
Carmen Del Toro .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera .... location manager
Alan Feshold .... assistant location manager
Rey Figueroa .... location assistant
Mariano Fonseca .... production assistant
Danielle Franco .... assistant to producer
Dan Furst .... projectionist: Arri
Shawn Gillespie .... first assistant accountant
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: Romola Garai, additional photography
Miguel Hernández .... location assistant
Enrique Huertas .... production assistant
Jason Ivey .... production assistant
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... choreographer (as JoAnn Jansen)
Jay Kennedy .... assistant to producer
Ivan Kraljevic .... on-set coordinator: Los Angeles
Sandra Lee .... product placement & marketing (as Sandra Gabrych)
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Rita Medina .... location assistant
Neyda Johana Mercado .... production assistant
Pili Montilla .... stand-in
Doug Moreno .... production accountant
Mariella Navarro .... assistant location manager
Heather Neeld .... production coordinator
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist
Vivian Rebella .... production assistant
Scott Richter .... title designer: main titles
Ramón Rodríguez .... second assistant accountant
Coraly Santaliz .... production secretary
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Ada Shen .... production secretary
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
José R. Varona .... set medic
Allen Walls .... assistant choreographer
C.J. Whelton .... accounting clerk
Andrew Golov .... production executive (uncredited)
Andrew Golov .... studio executive (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... studio coordinator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Dancing 2" - Australia, Singapore (English title)
"Dancing Havana" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for sensuality
86 min
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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 »
Continuity: The red dress that the maid shows Katey is different from the one that she wore to the country club.See more »
Javier Suarez:[Everyone moves to give a couple room to dance] Raul y Esmeralda. King and Queen of La Rosa Negra. When they dance, the floor is theirs.
Katey Miller:You're as good a dancer as he is.
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A combination of many factors make this movie unforgettable, 23 April 2005
Author: Chantal from United Kingdom

If your expecting a carbon remake of the original "Dirty Dancing", then you will be sorely disappointed as although "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights" shares the same plot and name there are few similarities between the two movies. The styles are completely different, and both hold their own individual kind of magic that captures the hearts of the viewers.

The dancing has few fancy tricks and the music is more of a dance beat then unforgettable hit, however the simple elegance and hot moves will leave the breathless. It oversteps some of the marks the original barely touched upon, the phrase Dirty Dancing comes into play as a strong theme of the dance. The dancing shows a way of rebellion where they enter there own world and dance their own steps, it shows the process of growing up and the parents fight to keep their baby, that a lot of teenage girls face.

Although the dancing is memorable (although in my opinion there is not enough) the main theme seems to be the setting. The amazing setting of Cuba is a brilliant setting, the colourful surroundings bring to life a surreal feeling that captures the summer buzz of the movie perfectly.

The politics involved of the revolution manage to reach through this idealistic dream and bring a harsh sense of reality to the movie, that in my opinion is very interesting.

Katey (Romola Garai) and Javier (Diego Luna) dance well together. They have an interesting chemistry, (although not as prominent as the characters interaction in the original, which is a slight disappointment). The dialogue at times can sound slightly false, however is usually soon made up for. Sela Ward and John Slattery (who play Katey's parents) are brilliant actors, that really bring up the movie at times. The movie has many actors that all interact brilliantly and the events that the movie covers are done in a very thought provoking way.

Towards the end I felt that it began to lose the quality that it had built throughout the movie, namely in the big dancing scene that is slightly disappointing. However, it is rescued by the ending that provides a powerful reality that wakes them up from the summer dream that the movie seems to build its self into and provides a bittersweet ending that in my opinion is very good, although it leaves you wondering what happened next.

Overall, the movie is well worth seeing, it brings together a brilliant story, with hot music and a time/setting that is unforgettable, once you see it once you'll want to watch again and again.

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