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Copacabana (1985)

Singer Tony loves dancer Lola in 1940s New York, but sinister Rico brings her to his nightclub in Havana.

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Barry Manilow (characters from the song "Copacabana" by), Bruce Sussman (characters from the song "Copacabana" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Manilow ... Tony Starr
Annette O'Toole ... Lola Lamar
Estelle Getty ... Bella Stern
James T. Callahan ... Dennis Reilly
Andra Akers Andra Akers ... Pamela Devereaux
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Conchita Rivera
Joseph Bologna ... Rico Castelli
Ernie Sabella ... Sam Gropper
Cliff Osmond ... Angelo
Dwier Brown ... Bibi Sutton
Stanley Brock ... 2nd Publisher
Clarence Felder ... Nick Panotis
Hamilton Camp ... Nicky Richards
Hartley Silver Hartley Silver ... Husband
Ralph Clift Ralph Clift ... Customer (as Ralph M. Clift)
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Storyline

A hit song is the inspiration for this movie. In 1948, an aspiring songwriter, Tony, is working as a pianist in a bar; he meets Lola who wants to make it in show business. Tony is immediately smitten with the beautiful woman. At Manhattan's Copacabana lounge, they both start finding fame. However, fate steps in and she is swept to Havana to work in a splashy night club act where she is convinced she will find her stardom. Instead she finds Rico, a suave gangster who manages the club. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barry Manilow's Copacabana See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of filming, Estelle Getty was auditioning for the role of Sophia on The Golden Girls. See more »

Quotes

Tony Starr: [Improving a musical arrangement for Lola] We'll change the keys! That always works.
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Soundtracks

Changing My Tune
Music by Barry Manilow
Lyric by Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman
Sung by Tony Starr
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Appalling.
4 October 2003 | by jimnixonSee all my reviews

I have loved Barry Manilow's music since 1978. Someone really should have told him that he cannot act as his performance in this is embarrassing and excruciating to watch. His movie career hardly took off since, did it? Not recommended except to the fans who think he can do no wrong.


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