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The Mambo Kings (1992)

R
104 min | Drama, Music

Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot ...See moreMusician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. Written by Dehlia See less
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Writers
Oscar Hijuelos (novel) | Cynthia Cidre (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 15,500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 6,742,168
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Release date
Feb 28, 1992 (United States)

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70 cast members
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Pablo Calogero
Ramon - The Mambo Kings Band Ramon - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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Scott Cohen
Bernardito - The Mambo Kings Band Bernardito - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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Mario Grillo
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Ralph Irizarry
Pito - The Mambo Kings Band Pito - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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Pete Macnamara
Johnny Bing - The Mambo Kings Band Johnny Bing - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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James Medina
Manny - The Mambo Kings Band (as Jimmy Medina) Manny - The Mambo Kings Band (as Jimmy Medina)   See fewer
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Marcos Quintanilla
Willie - The Mambo Kings Band Willie - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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J.T. Taylor
Frankie Suarez - The Mambo Kings Band Frankie Suarez - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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William Thomas Jr.
Xavier - The Mambo Kings Band Xavier - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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Yul Vazquez
Flaco - The Mambo Kings Band Flaco - The Mambo Kings Band   See fewer
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Armand Assante
Cesar Castillo Cesar Castillo   See fewer
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Antonio Banderas
Nestor Castillo Nestor Castillo   See fewer
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Cathy Moriarty
Lanna Lake Lanna Lake   See fewer
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Maruschka Detmers
Delores Fuentes Delores Fuentes   See fewer
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Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Sr. Desi Arnaz Sr.   See fewer
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Celia Cruz
Evalina Montoya Evalina Montoya   See fewer
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Roscoe Lee Browne
Fernando Perez Fernando Perez   See fewer
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Vondie Curtis-Hall
Miguel Montoya Miguel Montoya   See fewer
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Tito Puente
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Talisa Soto
Maria Rivera Maria Rivera   See fewer
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Joe Petruzzi
Carlo Ricci Carlo Ricci   See fewer
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Anh Duong
Ismelda Perez Ismelda Perez   See fewer
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Cordelia González
Anna Maria Anna Maria   See fewer
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Helena Carroll
Mrs. Shannon Mrs. Shannon   See fewer
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John Herrera
Luis Fajardo Luis Fajardo   See fewer
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Vitamin C
Redhead on Bus (as Colleen Fitzpatrick) Redhead on Bus (as Colleen Fitzpatrick)   See fewer
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Joe Conzo
Killer Killer   See fewer
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Millie P.
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Doug Barron
Mike Wells Mike Wells   See fewer
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Jose Alberto
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Machito
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Ron Townson
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June Brown
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Valerie McIntosh
Tracy Blair Tracy Blair   See fewer
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Jonathan Del Arco
Young Cesar Young Cesar   See fewer
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Salvador Miranda
Young Nestor Young Nestor   See fewer
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Adrian Martinez
Pablito Pablito   See fewer
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Rene Monteaqudo
Robertico Robertico   See fewer
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Thomas F. Duffy
Mulligan Mulligan   See fewer
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Diane Manzo
Amanda Amanda   See fewer
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Jessica Z. Diamond
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Stephanie Blake
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Ryan Howell
Kid with Basketball Kid with Basketball   See fewer
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Dawn McKinster
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Julie Pinson
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Cynthia DeCure
Mario's Girlfriend (as Cynthia Santos) Mario's Girlfriend (as Cynthia Santos)   See fewer
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Susie Stillwell
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Maiquel Saurez
Cleaning Woman Cleaning Woman   See fewer
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Natalie Zimmerman
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Debra Scott
Enchantment Enchantment   See fewer
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Sonny Bravo
Piano Player Piano Player   See fewer
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Tina Cote
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Candace Mead
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lauren Mead
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Josephine Powell
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Stan Rodarte
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Vincent Tumeo
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6.4 / 10 | 4,618 votes