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The Lost City (2005)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »

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Andy Garcia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Armenteros Alfredo Armenteros ... Chocolate (as Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros)
Danny Pino ... Alberto Mora
Richard Marquez Richard Marquez ... Rega
Franklin Dominguez Franklin Dominguez ... Lieutenant Dario
William Marquez William Marquez ... Rodney
Andy Garcia ... Fico Fellove
Nestor Carbonell ... Luis Fellove
Inés Sastre ... Aurora Fellove
Tomas Milian ... Don Federico Fellove
Millie Perkins ... Doña Cecilia Fellove
Richard Bradford ... Don Donoso Fellove
Enrique Murciano ... Ricardo Fellove
Dominik Garcia ... Mercedes Fellove (as Dominik García-Lorido)
Victor Rivers ... El Indio
Amelia Vega ... Minerva
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Storyline

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the oppressive Communist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York City.

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A place you leave is a place that lives forever.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La ciudad perdida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,560, 30 April 2006

Gross USA:

$2,483,955
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Took sixteen years to get made. See more »

Goofs

50 minutes in the movie there is a scene where Fico interrupts Pizzi's dinner. You see Fico with a burning cigarette in the mirror's reflection. He pulls his cigarette from his mouth. Then the camera angle switches directly on him and you see him with a non-burning cigarette in his mouth. When you see Fico's reflection again the cigarette has disappeared from his mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alberto Mora: A message from Pelico.
[gangsters begin shooting]
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Thank you for making this production possible: ... The People of the Dominican Republic, ... The Mayor of Santo Domingo ... See more »

Connections

References The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Bueno Baile Usted
Written and Performed by Benny Moré (as Beny More)
Published by Peer International (BMI)
Courtesy of BMG U.S. Latin
By Arrangement with Sony-BMI Music Entertainment
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Very touching
1 May 2006 | by jinycSee all my reviews

As an AmeriCuban who remembers her visits to Cuba as a small child, I was very touched to see on screen the Cuba that I knew was not just in my dreams.

What an excellent job in picking places that can make you really think it was filmed in Havana! You can feel as if you are really there! There are those who wonder how Andy Garcia could have portrayed Cuba so realistically when he left the island as a 5 year old child. But it is at those very young tender years that impressions are made that stay throughout ones lives. My early trips to Cuba have remained very vivid in my mind. I understand him so well.

You can feel that he put his all in this movie. Countless Cubans can relate to the story that is told. What a heart-wrenching moment when he leaves Cuba and his only keepsake is taken away from him! How many Cubans must have passed through this same scene?

The music warmed my soul. I would listen to it over and over.

And that last scene! well, I don't want to give it away. You have to see it.


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