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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 »

Director:

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 García-Lorido ... Mercedes Fellove
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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

La ciudad perdida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,560, 30 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,483,955, 20 August 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Took sixteen years to get made. See more »

Goofs

Meyer Lansky and the rest of the mob already had large and legal casinos in Cuba. He would have had no need for a side room in a nightclub. 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

Guajira Clasica
Written and Performed by Cachao
Published by Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Music LLC
Under license from CineSon Productions, Inc.
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Good Story, Not Enough Editing
28 April 2006 | by sergmore04See all my reviews

The movie has a great story, and if you lived in Cuba during the late 50's and early 60's, you will be able to relate to it vividly. Both, my wife and I liked the movie but we felt it was too long. Andy Garcia could have done a better job editing this movie. The events were pretty accurately portrayed and there were many intense moments. Since I'm Cuban and my wife is Irish, I was able to relate to the historical part of the movie, while my wife had a lot of questions (what did the flag with the #26 represent?, what happened to the parents? etc...). I also felt Andy should have picked better songs for this movie. There was a lot of Afro-Cuban music, but not much cha-cha-cha, mambo, danzon, son, etc... which were typical type of music during that time, especially in cabarets. Overall, I gave it a 7 and my wife a 6.5.


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