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The Lost City (2005)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »

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Andy Garcia
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Armenteros Alfredo Armenteros ... Chocolate (as Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros)
Danny Pino ... Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez Richard Marquez ... Rega
Franklin Dominguez Franklin Dominguez ... Lieutenant Dario
William Marquez William Marquez ... Rodney
Andy Garcia ... Fico Fellove
Nestor Carbonell ... Luis Fellove
Inés Sastre ... Aurora Fellove
Tomas Milian ... Don Federico Fellove
Millie Perkins ... Doña Cecilia Fellove
Richard Bradford ... Don Donoso Fellove
Enrique Murciano ... Ricardo Fellove
Dominik Garcia ... Mercedes Fellove (as Dominik García-Lorido)
Victor Rivers ... El Indio
Amelia Vega ... Minerva
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Storyline

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the oppressive Communist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York City.

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A place you leave is a place that lives forever.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lost City See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,000, 30 April 2006

Gross USA:

$2,484,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,408,011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Garcia's first draft of the script was three hundred six pages. It was later trimmed to one hundred twenty pages. See more »

Goofs

50 minutes in the movie there is a scene where Fico interrupts Pizzi's dinner. You see Fico with a burning cigarette in the mirror's reflection. He pulls his cigarette from his mouth. Then the camera angle switches directly on him and you see him with a non-burning cigarette in his mouth. When you see Fico's reflection again the cigarette has disappeared from his mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »

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References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

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Mambo
Written by Orestes López
Performed by Cachao
Published by Peer International Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Crescent Moon/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony-BMI Music Entertainment
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Misses the real story of Cuba
7 November 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Watching this film, I am so reminded of Casablanca. Like Rick, Fico Fellove (Andy Garcia) is seemingly oblivious to the oppression and evil that surrounds him, only concerned with running his nightclub. Unlike Rick, Fico never changes and only connects with the enemy to save his brother or his friend.

The movie is just too darn pretty. It presents a Cuba that may be familiar to the upper class and the rich American tourists, and neglects to mention the Cuba that demanded a revolution. This Cuba, one of poor, uneducated peasants that were in virtual slavery on sugar and tobacco plantations and women who sold themselves to tourists, is seen only in Mikhail Kalatozov's Soy Cuba, which will be released in a deluxe edition this month.

The movie worth watching for Garcia's performance and the performances of Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, and Elizabeth Peña, as well as some great Afro-Cuban music.

It probably did great box office in Miami.


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