The Mambo Kings (1992)

Director
Arne Glimcher

Main cast
Antonio Banderas; Armand Assante; Cathy Moriarty; Maruschka Detmers; Pablo Calogero

Genres
Drama, Music

Description
The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.


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