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.
One For All The Hopeless Romantics Out There.
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19 November 2010 (UK)
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Opening Weekend: £81,172
21 November 2010, Limited Release
Opening Weekend USA: $20,654,
12 February 2012, Limited Release
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
Business? That's my business!
References The Seven Year Itch
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Chico & Rita New York Band See more