Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana…

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.6/10 (11,397 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Guy Ferland

Stars: Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward

In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution.

Writers: Kate Gunzinger, Peter Sagal


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


(as Polly Cusumano)

Chris Engen


Tommy Kavelin

Señor Alonso

Wilmer Cordero


Charlie Rodriguez

Grandpa Suarez

Donato Poveda


(as Donato)

Turn Up The Heat And Follow The Rhythm


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Release Date: 27 February 2004

Filming Locations: Puerto Rico

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: $5,811,325
(29 February 2004)
(2042 Screens)

Gross: $14,140,215
(18 April 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Diego Luna (Javier) is not a trained dancer, but learned the dances he needed for the movie in about six weeks. He has said that normally, he best dancing is done with a few beers in him.


When Katey is in the club for the first time the same guy in a blue button up shirt dances by at least twice, in different directions each time.


Javier Suarez:
Ok, I'll be the girl!

User Review

A Parallel

Rating: 10/10

I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched this movie. I was sure
quite how it would fit with the Dirty Dancing title, but once I turned
it on I was enraptured. I couldn't turn away and when it was over and
watched it a second time.

I was uncertain at first what I would think because I'd heard it was a
Sequel, I'd heard it was a Prequel and I'd heard it was a remake. But
when I came out of watching it, I felt it was a movie in it's own
right. If anything it was a Parallel. It present the same kind of
feelings and emotions as the original Dirty Dancing. Other than that it
was it's own movie.

Romola was fabulous and Diego was just so easy to watch. They had great
chemistry that made the whole thing believable and realistic. I could
watch them dance all day. And the music made me want to dance myself if
I knew how.