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Cuban Fury (2014)

 -  Comedy  -  11 April 2014 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Radcliffe ...
Isabella Steinbarth ...
Bully #1
Louis Kyriacou ...
Bully #2
Bully #3
Security Guard Kevin
Janine Wood ...
Female Client


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

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Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comeback!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$57,105 (USA) (11 April 2014)


$90,310 (USA) (18 April 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the dance off, Drew does a move where he tries to grab Bruce's face and Bruce counters him. This part is a piece of choreography from the World's End where Andy, another character played by Nick Frost, counters the same move during a bathroom fight scene. See more »


Nick Frosts character shaves his whole chest in one scene, but chest hair is seen to be poking out of his shirt several times through the rest of the film. See more »


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 »


References Scarface (1983) See more »


Words & Music by Victor Cabrera, Ramon
Performed by Daddy Yankee
Published by EMI April Music Inc.
Courtesy of El Cartel Records Inc.
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Truly mediocre and routine, but great music and some good times for all
26 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cuban Fury (2014)

A total feel good dance and music movie. And so familiar it really does just ride on the formula. Expect nothing more—and enjoy the salsa!

It's curious that a leading actor in this movie, Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, also appears in a simliar feel good up from nowhere music flick, "The Sapphires," and yet here has an opposite personality. He plays an unlikeable boss here, and his excessive one-liners don't actually come off as funny.

The real lead is Nick Frost, playing Bruce, a once promising salsa dancer who as a kid got ridiculed to the point of quitting. But now, as an adult looking for a girl in his life, he finds he needs to start again. He's funny and lovable, though also not as funny as he is meant to be.

The woman in question is an American, Rashida Jones, who is really at ease and lovable on screen even if she plays a kind of obvious role. She helps ground what is a very lightweight and flimsy production.

So then the usual competition between types of men occurs. There are clichés, there are the ever-useful plot twists and surprises that won't surprise you because they're so old, and then there's the dance competition. And you know, more or less, what happens. All in pure sweet happiness.

Oddly enough, this mediocre movie is still fun to watch, so go ahead. The music is fun, and some of the dance venues are really great. And the story really does make you feel good.

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