Manhattan Merenque!

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Manhattan Merenque! ★★½ Rice, Beans and Ketchup 1995 (R)

Young mambo dancer Miguel (Perez) has been unable to get a visa to come to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic so he stows away and eventually makes it to New York with new friend Carmello (Leonardi), who's searching for an old girlfriend and their son. While Miguel tries for dance work on Broadway, he makes a friend in dance instructor Susan (Reed) and locates long-lost girlfriend Rosita (Cavazos). Too bad Carmello's luck isn't as good. Sweetly cornball and romantic. 100m/C VHS, DVD . George Perez, Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Alyson Reed; D: Joseph B. Vasquez; W: Joseph B. Vasquez, Rue Kent Wildman; C: David Castillo; M: Lalo Schifrin.