El Cantante Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2007

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Puerto Rican singer Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony) emigrates to the United States and becomes a pioneer of salsa music. In New York, he meets Puchi (Jennifer Lopez), who becomes Héctor's loving but fiery wife. Signing with Jerry Masucci's Fania record label, Lavoe teams up with trumpeter Willie Colón (John Ortiz) to perfect the new musical style. The duo rise to fame, but Lavoe's struggle with drug addiction threatens his life as well as career.

Cast: Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, John Ortiz, Manny Perez, Vincent Laresca, Federico Castelluccio, Nelson Vasquez, Ismael Miranda

Director: Leon Ichaso

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: Nuyorican Productions, R-Caro Productions

Keywords: Father, Wife, Rise, Engaging, Emotional, 1970s, Passionate, 1960s, 1980s, Friend, Fall, Death, Quest, Love, 1990s

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