April 28, 2006 (NY, LA, Miami)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Andy Garcia
Screenwriter: Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Starring: Steven Bauer, Richard Bradford, Nestor Carbonell, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, William Marquez, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Tomás Milian, Enrique Murciano, Bill Murray, Elizabeth Peña, Millie Perkins, Tony Plana, Inés Sastre
Genre: Drama, Musical
MPAA Rating: R (for violence)
Official Website: MagPictures.com
Review: 6/10 rating
DVD Review: 7/10 rating
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Plot Summary: Andy Garcia ("Modigliani") stars and makes his directorial debut in a passionate and historical tribute to his native Cuba. Havana in 1958 is a place of pleasure for many, but others are not happy under the rule of dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the revolutionary forces of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara prepare to move on the city, Fico Fellove (Garcia)—owner of the city's classiest music nightclub, El Tropico—struggles to hold together his family and the love of a woman (Inés Sastre), not knowing that his club will become more than just a stage for popular entertainment. Observing all is The Writer (Bill Murray) an ex-patriot American who sees Fico being drawn into events as the revolution changes everything. Though Fico watches a culture vanish and a people transformed, it is his love of Cuban music that keeps his memories alive.
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