• Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Release Date: February 27th, 2004

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

American high-school student Katey (Romola Garai) moves with her wealthy parents (Sela Ward, John Slattery) to Cuba in 1958. She encounters Javier (Diego Luna), a poor local who works as a waiter, and soon a relationship blossoms between them. At a nightclub, Javier teaches Katey the nuances of Cuban dance, which becomes her passion. As the young lovers grow closer, Fidel Castro suddenly rises to power. When her parents decide to flee to the United States, Katey must make a difficult choice.

Cast: Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward, John Slattery, Jonathan Jackson, January Jones, Mika Boorem, René Lavan

Director: Guy Ferland

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Lawrence Bender Productions, A Band Apart, Havana Nights LLC, Miramax Films

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment, Miramax Films, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Hotel, Relationships, Passionate, 1950s, Mother, Love, Transformation, Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    A pelvis-gyrating, ponytail-releasing, shirt-unbuttoning good time. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's disappointing the film is so sketchy and underdeveloped. The filmmakers may have sold their story short. show more

  • 50
    Rolling Stone

    Luna and Garai struggle to look like they're having the time of their life. But the movie, more wan than wicked, proves you can't go home again. show more

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