Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.
Beautiful, Seductive and Spellbinding.
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19 November 2010 (UK)
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Opening Weekend USA: $20,654,
12 February 2012
Gross USA: $350,524
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,347,919
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Chico is very fortunate to be able to go back to the USA as he was deported from the USA for drug crimes. People deported from the USA must wait a set period of time (usually five, ten, or 20 years) before applying for a re-entry visa. Some people a given a permanent ban e.g. aliens convicted of an aggravated felony (such as illicit trafficking in a controlled substance). See more
The kitchen in which Chico and Rita eat kidney-bean soup is in the United States. However, a European-style electrical outlet can be seen clearly on one of the walls. See more
Have you thought about your career? About your future?
Future, what future? The future never gave me anything! All my hopes are set on the past.
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Chico & Rita Cuba Band See more