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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.

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Guy Ferland

Writers:

Kate Gunzinger (story), Peter Sagal (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot is loosely based on the life story of Producer JoAnn Fregalette Jansen, who moved to Cuba with her family in 1958. Thus, the "Based on True Events" title. See more »

Goofs

You can clearly see that Katey's dress strap is torn even before James tears it. See more »

Quotes

Polly: [Sees Katey] Oh, my god. June Cleaver is in Havana.
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Soundtracks

Satellite
Lyrics by Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas
Music by Itaal Shur
Published by U Rule Music/EMI April Music Inc., Itaal Shur Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Performed by Santana featuring Jorge Moreno
Produced by Lester Mendez for Living Stereo, Inc.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Very good movie
23 February 2005 | by Naisy68See all my reviews

I rented this movie the other day simply because I wanted to see how they could possibly do a sequel to the first Dirty Dancing. However, I don't think I would have otherwise. BUT I am really glad that I did. I loved this movie! I really liked the story line and it also gave me a brief glimpse of the history of Cuba. That in itself made it one of my new favorite movies. Combine this with the music and the awesome dancing and it becomes a fantastic movie. I am not going to compare it to the first DD movie. It deserves to be set out on it's own. It is definitely worthy. The young actors do an awesome job of portraying the characters in this movie. This is a movie that I would like to own and I don't feel that way about a lot of movies. Congratulations to the producers, directors and all of those involved, I will be recommending this one to friends and family.


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