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The Lost City (2005)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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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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Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez ...
Rega
Franklin Dominguez ...
Lieutenant Dario
William Marquez ...
Rodney
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Luis Fellove
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Doña Cecilia Fellove
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Don Donoso Fellove
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Ricardo Fellove
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Mercedes Fellove
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El Indio
Amelia Vega ...
Minerva
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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.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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26 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad perdida  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,483,955 (USA) (18 August 2006)
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Shot in 35 days. See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »

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References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

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Descarga Cubana #1
Performed by Cachao
Courtesy of Big World Distributors, Inc.
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This movie is about the communist takeover of Cuba, and how it affects a Cuban nightclub owner and his family.
29 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hate to do this, because so much effort went into this movie, but I feel like I need to warn people: This movie is awful!! True, the scenes in the club are great, but the plot is laborious and the characters are unsympathetic and the director treats his audience like a kindergarten classroom. "CASTRO = BAD. Here's 16+ scenes of the communists doing bad things so that you'll get the point! Still don't get it? We'll have Che laugh maliciously just to hit the point home."

Also, the dialogue is reminiscent of Star Wars, Episode III. The lucky movie-goer will get to witness at least five scenes between totally uninteresting people where the conversation goes something like this:

"I love you"

"I love you too. *kiss* But we can never go back to the way we were."

"Why?"

"Because - things have changed."

"I know"

"I'll always love you."

*single tear* "Goodbye, so and so"

Anyway, it's really awful. Don't see it. Just buy the soundtrack.


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