The Lost City (2005)

R  |   |  Drama  |  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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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
El Indio
Amelia Vega ...


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 »


50 minutes in the movie there is a scene where Fico interrupts Pizzi's dinner. You see Fico with a burning cigarette in the mirror's reflection. He pulls his cigarette from his mouth. Then the camera angle switches directly on him and you see him with a non-burning cigarette in his mouth. When you see Fico's reflection again the cigarette has disappeared from his mouth. 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 »


Si Me Pudieras Querer
Written by Bola de Nieve
Performed by Cachao and The CineSon All Stars
Published by Peer International Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Music LLC
Under license from CineSon Productions, Inc.
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It was worthwhile going to see this movie
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An excellent movie with a small budget. Andy did a wonderful job on his first attempt. I am sure we will see more of him as a producer. Of course there is room for improvement and I think that if he concentrates in the details of the production without having to act at the same time we will probably see this improvement in his next work.

I liked the music specially the showman that portrayed Benny More. Also the choreography was very good and the dancers where spectacular, in particular the fellow that participated as a solo. The guy playing the trumpet at the beginning and end of the movie was superb.

It gives an overall picture of the history from that period in the island nation and without being documentary it respects the motives and shortcomings of any historical process such as this one.

Thanks Andy for this movie, and keep up the good work.

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