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La gran fiesta (1986)

In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a U.S. Military base. The guests drink, seduce, and gossip, but some also plot against each other.

Director:

Marcos Zurinaga

Writers:

Roberto Gándara (story), Ana Lydia Vega (screenplay and story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo ... José Manuel
Cordelia González Cordelia González ... Raquel
Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Vázquez
Luis Prendes ... Don Manuel González
Laura Delano Laura Delano ... Rita Inés
Raúl Dávila Raúl Dávila ... Don Miguel de la Torre
Carlos Cestero Carlos Cestero ... Ángel Luis (as Carlos Augusto Cestero)
Ivonne Coll ... Dona Tula
Maruja Mas Maruja Mas ... Doña Tere
Sully Diaz Sully Diaz ... Mari Tere
Raul Julia ... Adolfo
E.G. Marshall ... Judge Cooper
Julián Pastor Julián Pastor ... Don Antonio Jiménez
Raúl Carbonell Raúl Carbonell ... M.C.
Yeyita Cervoni Yeyita Cervoni ... Party Guest
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In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a U.S. Military base. The guests drink, seduce, and gossip, but some also plot against each other.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Puerto Rico | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 1988 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Das große Fest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zaga Films, Zeta Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As of September, 2018, all known 35mm copies / elements are gone - the film only exists via the Puerto Rico VHS release from the late 1980s. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »

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Accurate rendering of life in Puerto Rico in the 1940's.
13 July 2002 | by william555See all my reviews

I grew up in Puerto Rico at the time depicted in the movie. I was in my late teens and early 20's just about the age of Mr. Julia in the movie. I was in the same social circle as shown in the movie and can state that the customs shown are very accurate. Every time I see the movie I remember the happy days of my youth.


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