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Cuban Fury (2014)

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Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.

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Ben Radcliffe ...
Young Bruce
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Ron Parfitt
Isabella Steinbarth ...
Young Sam
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Bully #1
Louis Kyriacou ...
Bully #2
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Security Guard Kevin
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Helen
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Sam
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Female Client
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Gary
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Mickey
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1987: A 13 year old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path. So it is that 22 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she's untouchable. Out of his league, so he imagines, with her perfect smile and perfect life. Unknown to Bruce however, Julia has issues all of her own. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion. Then there's Drew (Chris O'Dowd), his alpha male colleague and horny king-monkey of the office. With Drew making no secret of his desire to get (his words) "all up inside Julia",... Written by StudioCanal

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All's fair in love and salsa.

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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11 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Salsa Fury  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,618,222 (United Kingdom), 14 February 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,105, 13 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$90,310, 20 April 2014
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Trivia

Nick Frost could already dance, but for this film, he trained for seven hours a day, five or six days a week, for seven months to become an expert in Salsa. See more »

Goofs

The end-credits magazine clipping "Sales Employee Of The Month" says that Helen Morgan has been selected since she met all the criteria "with flying colors". Since the film is set in England, that should be "colours". See more »

Quotes

Bejan: This is The Goonie Time. Do you know about The Goonie Time?
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Crazy Credits

Several characters appear in newspaper clippings in the end credits, including Chris O'Dowds character in his new job. See more »


Soundtracks

Hey Good Lookin'
Words & Music by Hank Williams (as Hank Williams Snr)
Performed by Hank Williams
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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A pretty good movie...
16 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

The movie was a relatively simple movie all about self-confidence and putting yourself out there. Thats pretty standard fare, but...

The cast are excellent. Most of the people in the movie that dance are actors rather than dancers, unlike movies like "Step up", and it shows with characters like Bejan. He's hilarious, extremely camp and actually quite credible as someone you'd likely see on a salsa dance floor.

Unlike some other reviewers, I am a long way from 50, but I do actually know a little bit about salsa. This movie represents parts of the salsa scene that people not in it don't know about. It shows various styles of salsa (rueda, on-1, on-1 threesomes and carnival), it shows dance style similar to salsa & enjoyed by many on the salsa scene (some shots looked like kizomba or bachata {hard to tell with the bad framing of the shots}, and there was Bejan telling people doing aerobic dance {zumba} to go back to their leisure centres). The movie does have quite a lot of capoeira-inspired dancing, and a lot of dancing that you'd only expect professional dance performers to even come close to attempting (loads of lifts)

Sound: The movie pretty much sounded as it should have, but there was one particularly irritating oversight. The guy(s) who did the soundtrack really didn't worry about matching the on-screen dancing to the musical beat. It made the dancers look like they were about 2 and a half beats off, just horrible.

Its definitely worth watching.


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