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The Lost City (2005)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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A wealthy Havana club owner and his family are torn apart by the violent sociopolitical upheaval brought about by the transition from the dictatorial regime of Batista to the Marxist revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1950s Cuba.

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Took sixteen years to get made. 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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Crazy Credits

Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »

Connections

References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Club Social de Marianao
Written and Performed by Cachao
Published by Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Crescent Moon/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony-BMI Music Entertainment
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Visually beautiful, maybe accurate historically, but a lousy script.
17 September 2006 | by birckSee all my reviews

I had hoped for better from Andy Garcia. The general idea is a good one: a quick look at the forces motivating the Cuban middle class to flee the island in the late 50's-mostly for the US, shown in terms of the disintegration of one upper-class Cuban family. But the dialogue is utilitarian and not much more, the characters are predictable, and what on earth was Bill Murray doing in it? He seems to be a sort of American clown visible only to Andy Garcia's character, like Harvey the giant rabbit. There are memorable visual moments in it, like the acres of white canopied tobacco plantation, with towering palm trees protruding; or Castro's guerrillas materializing out of the head-high sawgrass to intercept a mounted volunteer, or those great moody night shots along the Havana corniche. But the script is flat. It doesn't amplify the characters, and it barely advances the story. Judging by the comments preceding mine, I guess that my problem is that I'm not of Cuban extraction. I like well-made films, not films that stroke my particular political sensitivities, as this film seems to do for some viewers. THE definitive film about the Cuban revolution and/or the Cuban exodus and diaspora has yet to be made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) 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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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