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The Lost City (2005)

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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Armenteros ...
Chocolate (as Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros)
Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez ...
Franklin Dominguez ...
Lieutenant Dario
William Marquez ...
Luis Fellove
Doña Cecilia Fellove
Don Donoso Fellove
Ricardo Fellove
Mercedes Fellove
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York. Written by Anonymous

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A place you leave is a place that lives forever.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad perdida  »

Box Office


$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$191,560 (USA) (28 April 2006)


$2,483,955 (USA) (18 August 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Garcia's first draft of the script was 306 pages. It was later trimmed to 120 pages. See more »


Meyer Lansky and the rest of the mob already had large and legal casinos in Cuba. He would have had no need for a side room in a nightclub. See more »


[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Crazy Credits

Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »


References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »


Veinte Años
Performed by María Teresa Vera
Arrangement by Kubaney Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Kubaney Publishing Corp.
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Historical retelling of Cuba's suffering
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is phenomenal. It is accurate down timing and historical figures. The love story is entrancing and the emotions strong. It is an incredible work of love on the part of Andy Garcia and is studded with some of the brightest stars of Hollywood. Though the truth of many the occurrences are sad, its a sorrow which needs to be shared so that many can understand the hardships which have been experienced in that country. None the less, the happy moments make for it. There is a very powerful theme of family and its importance to the Cuban culture. In fact, at one point, you almost swear your watching Andy Garcia back in his role as a Corleone. Also, Bill Murray plays an incredible role incredibly well. He adds an enjoyable aspect of humor to the movie.

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