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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 27 February 2004 (USA)
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High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Kate Gunzinger (story), Peter Sagal (story) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Javier Suarez
Romola Garai ... Katey Miller
Sela Ward ... Jeannie Miller
John Slattery ... Bert Miller
Jonathan Jackson ... James Phelps
January Jones ... Eve
Mika Boorem ... Susie Miller
René Lavan ... Carlos Suarez
Mya ... Lola Martinez (as Mya Harrison)
Polly Cole Polly Cole ... Polly (as Polly Cusumano)
Chris Engen Chris Engen ... Steph
Tommy Kavelin Tommy Kavelin ... Señor Alonso
Wilmer Cordero Wilmer Cordero ... Teacher
Charlie Rodriguez Charlie Rodriguez ... Grandpa Suarez
Donato Poveda Donato Poveda ... Troubador (as Donato)
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Storyline

In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Have the time of your life... all over again. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rated number eleven in Entertainment Weekly's Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Javier leaves Katey on the beach after walking her home from La Rosa Negra, he puts his jacket over his arm twice in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Katey Miller: [Watching the Cubans 'dirty dancing'] Look at the way they feel the music.
James Phelps: They're feeling it, all right.
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Connections

Referenced in Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Itchy Twitchy Feeling
Written by Jimmy Oliver
Performed by Bobby Hendricks
Published by Unart Catalog Inc. and Wild Cat Music
Courtesy of Prime Entertainment Group
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Prounounce her ROM•oh•luh Gary and keep a close watch!

The film is mindless escapism. But Romola Garai is the one to watch. She has starred in three major releases abroad: Daniel Deronda, Kate Nickleby and I Capture the Castle. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, a film that was obviously anticipated for box office weakness; else why tie to a 17 year old film? But it helped to mainstream Romola Garai in American and will undoubtedly serve as a stepping stone toward larger and better projects. It is a shame that American tend not to view British film making on the whole. Take Lord of the Rings and Peter Pan and Underworld as examples; carefully crafted, wonderful cinematography. But I digress. Keep Romola Garai in a mind's eye view for what she will accomplish later on.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,900,000, 29 February 2004

Gross USA:

$14,161,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,685,016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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