The Mambo Kings

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"With a suitcase full of song, Hearts filled with passion, two brothers come to America in search of a dream."
  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (5,875)

The Mambo Kings is a 1992 drama film directed by Arne Glimcher and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, by Oscar Hijuelos. The movie stars Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, and Pablo Calogero, and depicts the lives of two Cuban brothers, Cesar and Nestor Castillo, who escape their homeland in search of fame and fortune in New York City in the 1950s.

The movie begins with the arrival of Cesar and Nestor in New York City, after a long and dangerous journey from Cuba. The brothers, both talented musicians, dream of becoming famous and playing their music for the world to hear. However, they soon realize that achieving their dream is not easy, as they struggle to find work and make ends meet.

Despite the numerous hardships they face, the brothers do not give up on their dreams, and instead, continue to work hard and pursue their passion for music. Eventually, they catch the attention of a famous record label owner, who offers them a chance to record and perform their music on a national level.

As the brothers become more and more successful, they gain fans and admirers from all walks of life, including beautiful women and jealous rivals who attempt to derail their success. However, through it all, Cesar and Nestor remain committed to their music, with their bond as brothers and their passion for their craft only growing stronger.

Throughout the movie, the audience is treated to an incredible soundtrack of mambo music, featuring performances by the brothers themselves, as well as other talented musicians. The movie is a dazzling tribute to the power of music and the human spirit, with a message that resonates just as strongly today as it did when the movie was first released.

The Mambo Kings is a must-watch for anyone who loves music or who wants to experience the power of the human spirit. With a talented cast, beautiful cinematography, and a fantastic soundtrack, this movie is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

The Mambo Kings is a 1992 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

The Mambo Kings
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    6.4  (5,875)