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The Mambo Kings (28-Feb-1992)

Director: Arne Glimcher

Writer: Cynthia Cidre

From novel: The Mambo Kings by Oscar Hijuelos

Keywords: Drama, Cuba, Dance

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Desi Arnaz, Jr.
19-Jan-1953   Son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Armand Assante
4-Oct-1949   Judge Dredd
Antonio Banderas
10-Aug-1960   Zorro
Roscoe Lee Browne
2-May-1925 11-Apr-2007 Character actor, 1960s to 2000s
Scott Cohen
19-Dec-1961   The 10th Kingdom
Celia Cruz
21-Oct-1924 16-Jul-2003 Queen of Salsa
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Film Director
30-Sep-1956   Glitter
Maruschka Detmers
16-Dec-1962   Prénom Carmen
Carlos Gomez
1-Jan-1962   Carlos Sanchez on The Glades
Cathy Moriarty
29-Nov-1960   Raging Bull
Tito Puente
20-Apr-1923 31-May-2000 Popular Latin bandleader
Talisa Soto
27-Mar-1967   Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat


Review by Waldemar Freyre (posted on 23-Feb-2008)

The movie did not seem to have much of a plot. Set in the New York City of the early 50s, it followed the efforts of two Cuban musician brothers who were trying to break into the Latin music craze of that time. It turned out to be an excellent movie -- very poignant, very moving. The music and song were spectacular. I was particularly taken by one of the songs "Beautiful Maria." Dezi Arnaz Jr. played the part of his father to a T! They were also able to incorporate an old "I Love Lucy" show into the very movie. I highly recommend this movie.

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