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Mad About Mambo (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 14 July 2000 (Spain)
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A Catholic high school student, trying to perfect his soccer timing by practicing dance, falls in love with his dance partner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Mitchell
Maclean Stewart ... Mickey
... Brother McBride
Russell Smith ... Gary
Joe Rea ... Spike
Brendan Morrissey ... Referee 1
Inge Dorman ... Hockey Goalie
Julian Littman ... Rudi Morelli
... Carlos Rega
Alan McKee ... Frank Mallin
Terry Byrne ... Gaelic Teacher
Aingeal Grehan ... Mrs. Mitchell
... Seamus Mitchell
... Sidney McLoughlin
Rosaleen Linehan ... Mrs. Burns
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Danny Mitchell, a working-class Catholic high school student in West Belfast, Ireland, dreams of playing professional soccer, but first he has to perfect his timing. He starts taking dance classes, where he meets Lucy McCloughlin, an upper-crust Protestant, with whom he falls in love. Written by Anonymous

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Fall in love... With the beat.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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14 July 2000 (Spain)  »

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Perfect Timing  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,432, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,663, 13 August 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was the last film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. See more »

Goofs

In a bedroom scene, a cutaway to Spike shows him glaring up at Danny but wide shots show him concentrating on a drum he's banging. See more »

Quotes

Danny Mitchell: Plans change. So can boyfriends.
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Soundtracks

Bay Bee Salsa
Written by Terry Silverlight
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan/Heavy Hitters
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Not celluloid history, but fun none the less
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

What immediately caught my attention was the setting. Not a glorified, beautiful city, but a real, human reflection of Belfast. In terms of the movie, I found the lead male fostered a positive cathartic relationship with the audience, without the stereotypical poor boy/rich girl sympathies. I found, despite my two left feet, the mix of football and samba to be perfect. Although I was drawn aback when actress Keri Russell took the screen, she delivered a thoroughly enjoyable performance. Don't expect cinematic genius, just enjoy the film and its down to earth story.


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