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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

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  • 20042004
  • PG-13PG-13
  • 1h 26m





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High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big ... Read allHigh school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.





  • Director
    • Guy Ferland
  • Writers
    • Kate Gunzinger(story)
    • Peter Sagal(story)
    • Boaz Yakin(screenplay)
  • Stars
    • Diego Luna
    • Romola Garai
    • Sela Ward
  • Director
    • Guy Ferland
  • Writers
    • Kate Gunzinger(story)
    • Peter Sagal(story)
    • Boaz Yakin(screenplay)
  • Stars
    • Diego Luna
    • Romola Garai
    • Sela Ward
  • See production, box office & company info
    • 219User reviews
    • 69Critic reviews
    • 39Metascore
  • See more at IMDbPro
    • Awards
      • 1 nomination


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    Top cast

    Diego Luna

    • Javier Suarez

    Romola Garai

    • Katey Miller

    Sela Ward

    • Jeannie Miller

    John Slattery

    • Bert Miller

    Jonathan Jackson

    • James Phelps

    January Jones

    Mika Boorem

    • Susie Miller

    René Lavan

    • Carlos Suarez


    • Lola Martinez
    • (as Mya Harrison)

    Polly Cole

    • Polly
    • (as Polly Cusumano)

    Chris Engen

    Tommy Kavelin

    • Señor Alonso

    Wilmer Cordero

    • Teacher

    Charlie Rodriguez

    • Grandpa Suarez

    Donato Poveda

    • Troubador
    • (as Donato)

    Marisol Padilla Sánchez

    • Yolanda

    Shawn Kane

    • Country Club Singer

    Richard E. Lange

    • Chaperone
    • Director
      • Guy Ferland
    • Writers
      • Kate Gunzinger(story)
      • Peter Sagal(story)
      • Boaz Yakin(screenplay)
    • All cast & crew
    • Production, box office & more at IMDbPro

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    • Quotes

      Katey Miller: I'm gonna miss you.

      Javier Suarez: I'm gonna miss you, too.

      Katey Miller: I am taking you with me.

      Javier Suarez: [Places hand over his heart] I am keeping you here.

    • Connections

      Featured in Shameful Sequels: Dirty Dancing 2 (2014)

    • Soundtracks

      Lyrics by Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas
      Music by Itaal Shur
      Published by U Rule Music/EMI April Music Inc., Itaal Shur Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
      Performed by Santana featuring Jorge Moreno
      Produced by Lester Mendez for Living Stereo, Inc.
      Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

    User reviews219


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    Romola Garai, Soundtrack & Dances!

    Normally, I avoid these kind of films as romantic movies aren't my cup of tea or coffee. However, while i was working, the movie was playing and I was captured by the beauty of Romola Garai. So I decided to watch the film. There were some great foot-tapping songs and the dances were fairly good too. There's nothing like dancing with a beautiful woman (who can dance too). The film itself is quite okay, nothing outstanding. The lead pair Diego Luna and Romola Garai share a nice chemistry. Not only is Garai beautiful but she can act too as she delivers a sincere performance. Diego Luna does his part well although in a few scenes he does seem to have difficulty with some expressions. Sela Ward is alright in a minuscule part. Ditto for Patrick Swayze's cameo.To sum it up, what I liked about it was Romola Garai, the soundtrack and the dances.



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    • Sep 7, 2007


    • Release date
      • February 27, 2004 (United States)
    • Country of origin
      • United States
    • Official site
      • Official site
    • Languages
      • English
      • Spanish
    • Also known as
      • Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2
    • Filming locations
      • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Production companies
      • Lions Gate Films
      • Miramax
      • Lawrence Bender Productions
    • See more company credits at IMDbPro

    Box office

    • Budget
      • $25,000,000 (estimated)
    • Gross US & Canada
      • $14,161,590
    • Opening weekend US & Canada
      • $5,900,000
      • Feb 29, 2004
    • Gross worldwide
      • $27,685,016
    See detailed box office info on IMDbPro

    Technical specs

    • Runtime

      1 hour 26 minutes

    • Color
    • Sound mix
      • DTS
      • Dolby Digital
      • SDDS
    • Aspect ratio
      • 1. 85 : 1

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    Everything We Know So Far About the Dirty Dancing Sequel

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    While Dirty Dancing received a follow-up film in 2004, the upcoming, in-the-works sequel is just a little bit more special than Havana Nights.

    The 1980s film scene was filled with many cult classics -- particularly by critically acclaimed director John Hughes. Movies like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off dominated the "Brat Pack" days and even led to conspiracy theories. That said, films not directed by Hughes, like Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing, still captured the hearts of many. Eleanor Bergstein wrote the 1987 romantic drama Dirty Dancing and based the plot on her own childhood experiences.

    Dirty Dancing was released a few years before director Emile Ardolino died from AIDS complications in 1993. The film received a 2004 prequel titled Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights -- which starred Romola Garai and Diego Luna (also known for his role as Cassian Andor in Rogue One, who will be the star of the upcoming Star Wars series). Sadly, the Dirty Dancing prequel couldn't amount to the original. But much to fans' excitement, a sequel for Dirty Dancing is reportedly in the works.

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    Jennifer Grey starred as Dirty Dancing's protagonist Francis "Baby" Houseman. The film followed her family's vacation at a resort in the Catskills and her love story with dance instructor Johnny Castle (played by Patrick Swayze). Baby's father largely objected to her relationship with Johnny for classist reasons, but as viewers know -- nobody puts Baby in a corner. Baby and Johnny performed an electric dance number to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" for the resort's talent show -- which ended with the iconic lift scene almost any '80s film fan can recognize. Thankfully, the plot of Dirty Dancing remained what was shown on-screen and was not altered for an acne cream advertisement.

    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights transported the setting to 1950s Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. Katey Miller and her family moved to Cuba but couldn't stay long because of the period of unrest. During her short stay, Katey fell in love with a waiter named Javier -- who had a passion for dancing. Swayze made a brief cameo in the film as a dance class instructor, who informed Katey of the upcoming dance contest. Unfortunately, Cuban revolutionaries disguised as waiters interrupted the dance contest.

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    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights didn't fare well with most critics and fans of the original film. A Dirty Dancing sequel was announced in August 2020 with Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine. The upcoming film is expected to be released in 2024. Grey also told Good Morning America this May that filming could happen later this year. Grey will not only reprise her role as Baby but will also serve as the executive producer. The sequel will allegedly appeal to fans of the original film with its use of nostalgia -- especially since the setting will be the Catskills resort again.

    Grey couldn't reveal much about the film but stated there would be a lot of "music and romance" in the same conversation on GMA. Considering Swayze died from pancreatic cancer in 2009, it's unclear how his death will be approached in the upcoming film. Swayze and Grey didn't initially get along after a feud that began on the set of Red Dawn, but the pair made up and became good friends. Not all feuds end that way. When asked if another actor would replace Swayze in the sequel, Grey stated there's "no replacing" anyone who's died, but they would go for something "different. "

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    Diego Luna - biography, personal life, photos, news, movies, Romola Garay, actor, filmography 2022


    Diego Luna, who began his career as an actor in early childhood, received worldwide recognition already at a conscious age. This opened the door to the "dream factory" for the Mexican performer and provided great opportunities for growth and talent development. The artist did not fail to take the chance to win the recognition of a wide audience of viewers and enjoy the game in a truly exciting movie.

    Childhood and youth

    Diego Luna Alexander was born in December 1979 in Mexico City into a wonderful creative family that had a close connection with the world of cinema. English and Mexican blood mixed in his veins. Mom, British Fiona Alexander, was a talented artist and costume designer, and father Alexandro Luna made a career in film and theater, he is a well-known production designer in Mexico.

    Diego hardly remembers his mother: a woman died in a car accident when his son was barely two years old. A year later, the boy made his film debut in an episode. His father often took him with him to the set and to the theater. He strongly supported and encouraged the heir's interest in acting, dreaming that his son would continue the family tradition.

    Diego Luna entered the stage at the age of 7, getting a small part in the play. And at the age of 10, he embodied a noticeable image in the popular TV series Carousel. It happened in 1989. From that moment on, the young actor often appeared on the screen in episodes or small supporting roles.

    And in 1992, Luna, together with childhood friend Gael Garcia Bernal, delighted viewers in the wonderful telenovela "My grandfather and me", which almost every second inhabitant of Mexico watched.


    Since the late 1990s, Diego Luna's cinematic biography has developed rapidly. The young and talented actor regularly starred in high-rated melodramas and TV series, the most striking of which was the multi-part project "The Biggest Prize".

    Embed from Getty Images Diego Luna in his youth

    World recognition for the Mexican came after the release of the drama of the famous director Alfonso Cuaron "And your mother too". Luna, along with Gael Garcia Bernal, played key roles. The picture was nominated for the world's main film award "Oscar" for best screenplay. And the artist himself at the Venice Film Festival was awarded the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni prize for his work in this film.

    Diego Luna considers "And Your Mother Too" to be his best film and claims that this project attracted the attention of the public far beyond Mexico and opened the doors for him to Spain and Hollywood. Indeed, the drama opened wide the doors to the "dream factory" for the famous Mexican. Offers from Hollywood directors rained down on the moon. In 2002, he was invited to the picture "Frida", which received an Oscar statuette.

    In the next two years, Diego appeared on the screens in the sensational "Dirty Dancing - 2: Havana Nights", where he played a key character, and Romola Garay made up a couple for him, as well as in the drama "Terminal" and the criminal tragicomedy "Swindlers". All projects were not only warmly received by the audience and film critics, but also received generous box office receipts.

    A new star role was played by a Mexican in 2008. He brilliantly reincarnated as the protagonist's lover in another Oscar-winning project - Harvey Milk. The main character in this picture was played by the famous Sean Penn. The entire cast of Harvey Milk was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

    In the same year, generous with pleasant surprises, the artist starred in the crime drama Blood Sisters, which was nominated for the prestigious Spanish Goya Award.

    Diego Luna in Dirty Dancing 2: Hawaiian Nights / Still from Dirty Dancing 2: Hawaiian Nights

    In 2010, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal reappeared on screen together. They played the main characters - brothers in the brilliant Mexican tragicomedy Rudo and Kursi. This film broke box office records in the country.

    At the same time, the star delighted numerous fans with the American comedy My Father's House, in which she brilliantly played in tandem with Will Ferrell. Diego claimed that he respects Hollywood, because most of the famous projects are filmed there, but he did not want to live there all the time.

    Luna's participation in the film Rogue One. Star Wars Tales earned him Saturn and Teen Choice Award nominations. And the role of drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the crime drama "Narcos: Mexico" helped the artist win the Platino Awards in the category "Best Actor in a Miniseries or Series". The project, which was liked by the audience, was extended in 2020 and 2021.

    Other projects

    The famous Mexican, together with his best friend Bernal, owns the film studio Canana Productions. Friends mostly make documentaries. Often they reveal various social problems in Latin America. The commitment to documentary is so important to the actors that they even became the founders of the Ambulante documentary film festival in their native Mexico.

    As a director, Diego Luna also made a name for himself. In 2007, he made a documentary about Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez, and in 2010 he made his debut as a feature film director. This is the drama "Abel" about the difficult relationship of a 9-year-old son with his father. One of the producers of this project was the famous John Malkovich.

    Embed from Getty Images Diego Luna and Romola Garay

    It is noteworthy that Luna acted as a screenwriter for the first time in this film and was even awarded the prestigious Silver Ariel Award for an excellent script. The film "Abel" was nominated for the main award of the International Film Festival in Sao Paulo: it was nominated as the best foreign film.

    Another Diego's work, which was remembered by the audience, was the shooting in Katy Perry's video for the track The One That Got Away. In 2021, the performer received an Emmy Award for his own show Pan y Circo.

    Personal life

    On the set of the film "Night Buffalo" the actor met his charming colleague Camila Sodi. She is Diego's compatriot. A year after they met and the rapid development of the novel, the couple legalized their relationship.

    In 2008, the first-born Jeronimo was born to the actors in Los Angeles. And in the summer of 2010, daughter Fiona was born. The name of the baby was given in honor of the deceased mother Diego.

    Embed from Getty Images Diego Luna with his ex-wife

    But the personal life of Diego Luna and Camila Sodi soon cracked. The artists did not comment on the reasons for what happened, but in 2013 they decided to leave.

    Colombian actress Paulina Davila became Luna's next chosen one. The couple got into the lens of the paparazzi more than once, celebrities were caught kissing, and the photos quickly spread across the Web. The novel lasted 2 years. On the set of The Bad Batch, Diego met the next girl, British-born actress Alice Sookie Waterhouse, who is 12 years younger than him.

    Diego Luna now

    Now Diego is willingly considering new offers and expanding his filmography. He provided the voice of the squirrel Chip in the DC League Super Pets cartoon, released in the summer of 2022. In the fall, the premiere of the Andor series took place, where the action revolves around the character of Luna Cassian Andor, previously played by an actor in the Star Wars franchise.


    • 1995 - "The Biggest Award"
    • 2001 - "And your mother too"
    • 2002 - "Frida"
    • 2004 - "Dirty Dancing-2: Havana Nights"
    • 2004 - "Terminal"
    • 2004 - "Swindlers"
    • 2012 - Smuggling
    • 2013 - Elysium: Heaven Not on Earth
    • 2015 - Casanova
    • 2016 - Bad Batch
    • 2016 - Rogue One. Star Wars Tales
    • 2017 - "Flatliners"
    • 2018 - "If Beale Street Could Talk"
    • 2018 - “drug”
    • 2019 - “Berlin, I love you”
    • 2020 - “stepping into darkness”
    • 2022 - “Andor”

    Interesting facts

    1. Diego loves to photograph on the film camera . She, along with a passion for photography, was passed on to him from his grandfather.
    2. As a teenager, Luna already defended his own civic position. With the permission of his family and teachers, he participated in rallies in support of the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
    3. Actor is Surgeons of Hope Ambassador for Latin America. Thanks to him, heart surgery for local children became more accessible.

    Diego Luna - biography, news, personal life, photo He was born on December 29, 1979 in Toluca de Lerdo (Mexico). Mexican actor, director, screenwriter, producer.

    Diego Luna was born on December 29, 1979 in Toluca de Lerdo.

    Father - Alejandro Luna, production designer.

    Mother - Fiona Alexander, was a costume designer from the UK. She died in a car accident when Luna was two years old.

    Diego Luna in the movies

    At the age of 3, Luna first appeared in front of the camera lens, starring in the film "Antonieta". A chain of small roles followed in the 1990s, mostly on television. Together with childhood friend Gael Garcia Bernal, he starred in the telenovela Grandpa and Me.

    Diego Luna gained wide popularity and international fame after the 2001 film "And your mother too" , in which he also starred with Gael Garcia Bernal. Mexican road movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón tells the story of the last school holidays of two inseparable friends traveling around Mexico in the company of a 28-year-old woman. It is one of the most commercially successful Mexican films. In total, "And Your Mother Too" won more than 30 film awards and prizes, including the prize for best screenplay and the Marcello Mastroianni prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001 (awarded to the performers of the two main male roles).

    Diego Luna in And Your Mother Too

    This was followed by supporting roles in Frida, Open Space starring Kevin Costner and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal.

    In 2004, the sequel to "Dirty Dancing" - "Dirty Dancing 2" was released, where Luna played the poor waiter Javier, who is in love with the daughter of rich Americans. The action takes place in November 1958 in Cuba, where the revolution has not yet taken place, and the future island of Liberty still remains the domain of American corporations.

    Diego Luna in Dirty Dancing 2

    In 2010, Luna made his directorial debut with Abel. At the festival in San Sebastian, the picture received the main prize of the Horizontes Latinos section. In 2014, his first English-language film "Cesar Chavez" about a famous human rights activist was released, which premiered at the 64th Berlin Film Festival.

    In 2008, Luna, together with Gael García Bernal and director Carlos Cuarón, completed work on the film Rudo y Kursi.

    In 2013, Diego Luna played a small role in Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi film Elysium - Heaven Not on Earth with Matt Damon.

    In 2016, he was a jury member of the Un Certain Regard program at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. And in the same year, he played one of the main roles in the first feature-length spin-off of the Star Wars film saga, called Rogue One. Star Wars: Stories". His partner in the film was Felicity Jones.

    In 2017, Diego Luna played one of the main roles in the psychological thriller Flatliners directed by Nils Arden Oplev - a remake of the 1990 film of the same name. According to the plot, a group of medical students puts up an experiment, trying to answer the question - is there life after death? To do this, they alternately introduce each other into a state of clinical death and record brain activity, not knowing in advance what consequences this will lead to.

    Diego Luna in Flatliners

    he played the role of the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, namely Miguel Ángel Felix Gallardo.

    In the fall of 2019, Woody Allen's romantic comedy A Rainy Day in New York was released, where Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law and Lev Schreiber also played together with Diego in the film.

    In 2022, he played Cassian Andor in the TV series Andor for the Disney+ streaming service. His hero is a thief whose homeland was destroyed by the Empire. At the beginning of the series, Andor is a cynic who "doesn't accept the revolution", who would later become "the most unbridled person ready to lay down his life for the Galaxy" from Rogue One. Series creator Tony Gilroy described him as a natural leader who manipulates people and added that he is "the perfect type of spy, warrior, assassin". Diego Luna also served as executive producer.

    Diego Luna in the series "Andor"

    Diego Luna's height: 178 centimeters.

    Personal life Diego Luna:

    From 2008 to 2013 he was married to actress Camila Sodi.

    They had two children - son Jeronimo (b. August 12, 2008) and daughter Fiona (b. July 1, 2010).

    Diego Luna and Camila Sodi

    Diego Luna's filmography:82 - Antonieta - episode (uncredited)
    1992 - Grandpa and I (El Abuelo y yo)
    1995 - A trickle of blood (Hilito de sangre, Un)
    1999 - Sweet smell of death (Dulce olor a muerte, Un)
    1999 - Comet (El Cometa)
    1999 - All power (Todo el poder)
    2000 - Until the night falls (Before Night Falls) - Carlos
    2001 - And your mother too (And Your Mother Too / Y tu mamá también) - Tenoch
    2002 - Frida (Frida) - Alejandro
    2002 - Cuba libre (Fidel)
    2002 - Vampires 2 (Vampires: Los Muertos) - Sancho
    2003 - Soldiers of Salamina (Soldados de Salamina)
    2003 - Open Range (Open Range) - Button
    2003 - Nicotine (Nicotina)
    2004 - Terminal (Terminal, The) - Enrique Cruz
    2004 - Dirty Dancing 2 (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) - Javier
    2004 - Swindlers (Criminal)
    2006 - Fade to Black
    2006 - Only God Knows (Sólo Dios sabe)
    2007 - Mister Lonely - Michael Jackson
    2008 - Harvey Milk (Milk) - Jack Lira
    2008 - Blood Sisters (Just Walking / Solo quiero caminar) - Gabriel
    2008 - Rude and romantic (Rudo y Cursi) - Beto
    2012 - Contraband
    2012 - In the house of the father (House of My Father / Casa de mi Padre)
    2013 - Elysium
    2016 - Bad batch (Bad batch, The) - John
    2016 - Rogue One.

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