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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

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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:

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

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

Si te Contara
Written by Félix Reyna (as Felix Reina)
Performed by Rubén González (as Ruben Gonzalez)
Published by Hall of Fame Music Co. (BMI)
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records / World Circuit
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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It was worthwhile going to see this movie
2 May 2006 | by lawrenceraymondSee all my reviews

An excellent movie with a small budget. Andy did a wonderful job on his first attempt. I am sure we will see more of him as a producer. Of course there is room for improvement and I think that if he concentrates in the details of the production without having to act at the same time we will probably see this improvement in his next work.

I liked the music specially the showman that portrayed Benny More. Also the choreography was very good and the dancers where spectacular, in particular the fellow that participated as a solo. The guy playing the trumpet at the beginning and end of the movie was superb.

It gives an overall picture of the history from that period in the island nation and without being documentary it respects the motives and shortcomings of any historical process such as this one.

Thanks Andy for this movie, and keep up the good work.


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