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Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Limara Meneses ...
Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña ...
Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra ...
Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams ...
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Renny Arozarena ...
(voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco ...
(voice)
Jackie de la Nuez ...
(voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera ...
(voice)
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(voice)
Ray Gillon ...
(voice)
...
(voice) (as Michael Harper)
Lenny Mandel ...
Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan ...
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Claudia Valdés ...
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Ashley Albert ...
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Storyline

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Written by Anonymous

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piano player | piano | singer | cuba | love | See more »


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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Chico i Rita  »

Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,654 (USA) (10 February 2012)

Gross:

$247,455 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

In order to help accurately represent 1940s era Cuba, Javier Mariscal undertook an extensive research trip to Cuba and was able to view government archive photographs from 1949. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen in which Chico and Rita eat kidney-bean soup is in the United States. However, a European-style electrical outlet can be seen clearly on one of the walls. See more »

Quotes

Ramón: Business? That's my business!
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References On the Town (1949) See more »

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On the Town
Written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Chico & Rita New York Band
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Absolutely wonderful and touching
23 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big animation fan, I loved Chico and Rita, one of the most beautiful and most unique films I have seen recently. I also didn't care much for Estrella Morente, but that wasn't enough to be a massive problem. The film has one of the most unique visual styles I've seen not just in recent memory but perhaps even ever, and it looks gorgeous. Everything from the colours, sceneries and colours are rich in detail and beautiful on the eyes. Chico and Rita is a very musically rich film as well, with Cuban and Jazz music providing so much character to the atmosphere. The two titular characters are likable and engaging, the screenplay is good if nothing completely mind-blowing and the story is very touching. In conclusion, a wonderful film, animated or not. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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