FORMAT: NTSC REGION: 4
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 105 MINS.
REVIEW: Antonio Banderas (in his first English-speaking language film) and Armand Assante star as Cuban musician brothers who come to America with dreams of achieving show-business fame in the Latin music arena. Cesar (Assante) is the older brother, the business manager and the ladies man. Nestor (Banderas) is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. With performances by top Latin artists (including Celia Cruz and Tito Puenta, plus Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos on the soundtrack) The Mambo Kings provides a sexy, sensual and intoxicatin portrayal of the 1950s club scene.