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Tango Bar (1987)

A fled Tango show owner returns to Buenos Aires to join his partners after the oppressive government of Argentina has dissolved.


Marcos Zurinaga


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raul Julia ... Ricardo
Valeria Lynch Valeria Lynch ... Elena
Rubén Juárez Rubén Juárez ... Antonio
Nélida Rodríguez Nélida Rodríguez ... Dancer: Mi Amigo Cholo
Nelson Ávila Nelson Ávila ... Dancer: Mi Amigo Cholo
Mabel Dai Mabel Dai ... Dancer: La milonguita
Roberto Herrera Roberto Herrera ... Dancer: La milonguita
Carolina Iotti Carolina Iotti ... Dancer: El choclo
Orlando Díaz 'Coco' Orlando Díaz 'Coco' ... Dancer: El choclo
Sandra Lanfranchi Sandra Lanfranchi ... Dancer: Don Juan
Omar Mazzei Omar Mazzei ... Dancer: Don Juan
Claudia Lavalle Claudia Lavalle ... Dancer: La cumparsita
Marita Longoni Marita Longoni ... Dancer: La cumparsita
Miriam Magali Miriam Magali ... Dancer: La cumparsita
Rafael Blanco Rafael Blanco ... Dancer: La cumparsita


Antonio returns to Argentina from political exile and reunites with his old partner Ricardo at Ricardo's bar. With several talented dancers, the partners stage a cabaret. Ricardo narrates and Antonio sings, taking their audience through the history and meaning of the tango, a dance from the mean streets of the poor. Now that Antonio is back, there is also tension with Ricardo, because both have a history with Elena, and both love her. After the singing, the dancing, and the talking ends, with which man will she want to tango? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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tango | argentina | singing | love | dancer | See All (29) »


Drama | Musical | Romance


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25 March 2008 | by donrjrSee all my reviews

Not a lot of plot, but some. There has to be some, however little. but, who cares? This is a movie abut "Tango, and Argentine Tango at that" There are English subtitles to help out, but after you play it 10-12 times, you pretty well know not only the English, but what they must be saying in Spanish. Some Spanish helps. If you like to dance, and if you've tried Argentine Tango, and enjoyed it, you'll love it. It may pale after a dozen or so more times of watching, but I doubt it. To the fellow who did not like it at all - he apparently is a devote of hip hop, slam dancing or such. it's not his fault he can not appreciate Tango. Too bad.

If you dance, can feel the music and like Tango, Tango Bar is a great movie.


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Argentina | Puerto Rico



Release Date:

April 1988 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

Бар *Танго* See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Beco Films, Zaga Films See more »
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1.66 : 1
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