7.4/10
64
2 user 2 critic

Lavoe (2011)

The King Hector Lavoe (original title)
Based on the life story of the great salsa singer Hector Lavoe from Ponce Puerto.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Paging Emma (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After witnessing the shooting and abduction of her husband, Emma Donne is left with nothing. Lacking family and friends, she immerses herself in the only thing she has left: her work. As an... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Busó-García
Stars: Lynn Evans, Mark Fish, Michael Stone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The film take us in an intimate journey through the life, trials and tribulation of iconic urban movement figure Vico C. From his days as a shy school boy, his self discovery, and the development of his amazing talent, his rapid raise to fame in his native Puerto Rico and later internationally. The darkest moments of the artist's life, including the accident that almost cost Vico C his career and... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Ortíz
Stars: Luis A. Lozada Jr., Mariangelie Vélez, César Farrait
El cantante (2006)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The life story of Hector Lavoe who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the United States.

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, John Ortiz
King Rikki (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In life, there's silver, and there's lead, says Rikki Ortega, as he moves to be king of the street in "Ánglio," L.A.'s east side. Older brothers and a brother-in-law are in his way. While ... See full summary »

Director: James Gavin Bedford
Stars: Jon Seda, Mario Lopez, Tonantzin Carmelo
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  

A Jewish man falls in love with a wrestling princess and it's a "no holds barred" quest for her love.

Directors: Kim Sky, Evan Seplow
Stars: Selassie Amana, Nicole Brier, Aaron Fiore
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Raúl Carbonell ... Hector Lavoe
... Carmen
... Nilda Georgina 'Puchi' Pérez
... Willie Colon
... Johnny Pacheco
Jaime Sánchez ... Hector Maisonave
India ... Priscilla Perez
... President of Panama Omar Torrijos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amancaya Aguilar ... Secretary
Reynaldo Alvarado ... Hector Lavoe - Teenager
Jimmy Ayala ... Doctor
Angel Berrios ... Don Luis Pérez
Oscar A. Colon ... Riche Bonilla
Miriam Cruz ... Angie Maisonave
Ray De La Paz ... MC
Edit

Storyline

Based on the life story of the great salsa singer Hector Lavoe from Ponce Puerto.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lavoe  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lavoe biopic has no narrative
30 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

The best musical partnership since Lennon and McCartney -- i.e, Héctor Lavoe and Willie Colón- has yet to find a film that does them justice. "Lavoe, The Untold Story" is filled with narrative gaps and melodramatic clichés. The script has plenty of anecdotes from salsa singer Lavoe but there is no narrative link. The film fails in replicating the golden age of Fania records and the great songs by Lavoe and Colon end up as background noise for bad taste and bad acting. Raul Carbonell plays Lavoe with a melodramatic effort, lip syncing Lavoe songs, but his performance is closer to parody. This is a film to avoid.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial