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A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.


Jon M. Chu


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Ramos ... Usnavi
Melissa Barrera ... Vanessa
Leslie Grace ... Nina Rosario
Corey Hawkins ... Benny
Olga Merediz ... Abuela Claudia
Jimmy Smits ... Kevin Rosario
Gregory Diaz IV ... Sonny
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Daniela
Stephanie Beatriz ... Carla
Dascha Polanco ... Cuca
Noah Catala ... Graffiti Pete
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Piragüero
Mateo Gómez ... Alejandro (as Mateo Gomez)
Marc Anthony ... Gapo
Patrick Page ... Pike Phillips

The 'In the Heights' Crew Talks Representation on Screen

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins his In the Heights director Jon M. Chu and stars Jimmy Smits, Melissa Barrera, Dascha Polanco, Leslie Grace, and more to share inspiring stories of the first time they saw their identity reflected on screen, and how their new musical movie is a big step forward for Latinx representation in Hollywood.

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In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. Written by

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This isn't the first time Anthony Ramos has collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ramos originated the dual roles of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Miranda's hit musical Hamilton. Ramos also portrayed the main character "Justin" in Miranda's musical "21 Chump street". See more »


(At 1:53:36) When Nina and Benny are dancing along the outside of the building, the satellite dish is pointed north. As NYC is in the northern hemisphere, it should be pointed south. See more »


Kevin Rosario: [to Nina] Ignore anyone who doubts you.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll, some graffiti art is shown of actress and singer Doreen Montalvo, a member of the original Broadway cast of "In the Heights" who also appeared in the film who passed away in 2021, with the words "Doreen - Para Siempre", a reference to the song she sings in the film and the show. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Livin' La Vivo Luca (2021) See more »


Written by Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman
Performed by Mandy Gonzalez
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User Reviews

Seen it twice..
15 June 2021 | by ajcast86See all my reviews

Both times in theaters and was still amazes the 2nd time. Will be going back for a 3rd viewing.

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Release Date:

11 June 2021 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,504,710, 13 June 2021

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | IMAX 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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