Mad About Mambo


1h 31m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In the upper-class section of Belfast, 18-year old Collegiates Private School student Lucy McLoughlin yearns to prove her worth to her entrepreneur father Sid, and to herself. Lucy lives to dance and dances to win: specifically, the Regional Latin Dance Finals. Her dance partner is her possessive bo

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Dance
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2000
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Gramercy Pictures; Irish Film Board; Universal Pictures International
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures/USA Films; Gramercy Pictures; Haskolabio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Universal Pictures International; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland; West Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

In the upper-class section of Belfast, 18-year old Collegiates Private School student Lucy McLoughlin yearns to prove her worth to her entrepreneur father Sid, and to herself. Lucy lives to dance and dances to win: specifically, the Regional Latin Dance Finals. Her dance partner is her possessive boyfriend Oliver Parr, who's also captain of the Collegiates soccer team. Not far from Lucy's part of town, yet worlds apart, is St. Joseph's, a boy's school in working-class West Belfast. There, 18-year-old Danny Mitchell is the most eager player on the school's soccer team -- his dream is to play professionally for Belfast United. To be more like the newly imported Brazilian star player, Carlos Rega, and to improve his own game, Danny sets out to get rhythm by learning to dance Latin-style at the same dance studio that Lucy attends.

Crew

Nick Adams

Supervising Sound Editor

Max Aita

Trainee Props

Russ Bailey

Construction Manager

Kim Blank

Choreographer

Tony Boston

Other

Raymond Boyle

Standby Props Truck

Christina Brosnan

Props Master

Martin Bruce-clayton

Executive Producer

Eileen Buggy

Chief Hairdresser

Noel Burke

Minibus Driver

Gabriel Byrne

Executive Producer

Pat Byrne

Football Coach

John F Carr

Practical Electrician

Mary Casey

Assistant Editor

Albert Cassells

Other

Ian Clark

Other

Triona Coen

Stand-By Prop

Angela Conway

Other

Colman Corish

Assistant Art Director

Alan Crozier

Other

Eddie Cullen

Other

Jimmy Cullen

Driver 1 1

Susan Cullen

Art Director

Adrienne Curran

Accounts Trainee

Fiona Daly

Production Designer

Manus Daly

Other

Jill Dempsey

Other

Judith Devlin

Assistant Wardrobe

Tony Devlin

Gaffer

Marie Doherty

Production Trainee

Gerry Donnelly

Best Boy

Willie Eager

Lx Truck

Cos Egan

Dressing Prop

Donna Eperon

Other

Jenny Faherty

Trainee Assistant Director

Andrea Finch

Makeup/Hair Design

Micky Finch

1st Assistant Director

Andre Fiortin

Assistant Choreographer

Ross Fitzsimons

Music Supervisor

John Forte

Screenwriter

Leonora Frawley

Assistant Locations

Howard Gibbins

Production Manager

Christina Giffen

Associate Producer

Les Glasgow

Hair/Make-Up Wagon

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Richard Hartley

Music

Jonathan Hession

Stills Photographer

Kevin Higgins

Wardrobe Truck

Barbara Holloway

Unit Publicist

Kieran Horgan

Sound Recordist

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Malcolm Hues

Grip

David P. Kelly

Producer

Tony Kelly

Stagehand

Liz Kenny

Location Manager

Roger Kenny

Camera Trainee

Paul Keogh

Carpenter

Ailbhe Lemass

Chief Makeup

Alan Lyons

Sound Trainee

Paul Mangan

Electrician

David Martin

Editor

Davy Mcdowell

Standby Construction

Vincent Mcgahon

Additional Camera

Vincent Mcgahon

Steadicam Operator

John Mckenna

Other

Nuala Mckernan

Stand-By Prop

Ruth Mcmahon

Other

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Costume Designer

Carol Moorhead

Production Coordinator

Barbara Mulcahy

3rd Assistant Director

Fiona Mulvey

Driver 2 2

Shane Munnelly

Props Runaround Driver

Owen Murnane

Other

Linda Murphy

Trainee Assistant Director

Gary O'donnell

Other

Lorcan O'toole

Standby Carpenter

Maria Phelan

Trainee Costume/Wardrobe

Lisa Plasco

Producer'S Assistant

Lisa Plasco

Other

Sheelagh Power

Set Dresser

Sheelagh Power

Production Buyer

Gary Purdy

Standby Stagehand

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Dave Rathbone

Other

Robbie Reilly

Other

Karen Richards

2nd Assistant Director

Gerard Richardson

Other

Ashley Rowe

Director Of Photography

Michael Saxton

Post-Production Supervisor

Ger Scully

Wardrobe Mistress

Noleen Sharkey

Catering Manager

Amy Singer

Associate Producer

Dawn Soler

Music Supervisor

Brian Thompson

Construction Driver

Jill Turner

Assistant Buyer

Brendan Walls

Electrician

Ed Walsh

Art Department Trainee

Hugh Wasson

Other

Judith Williams

Trainee Costume Designer

Phillipe Zone

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Dance
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2000
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Gramercy Pictures; Irish Film Board; Universal Pictures International
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures/USA Films; Gramercy Pictures; Haskolabio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Universal Pictures International; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland; West Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States August 4, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2000

Feature directorial debut for scriptor John Forte.

Began shooting May 24, 1998.

Completed shooting July 17, 1998.

Plurabelle Films is Gabriel Byrne's production company.

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Limited Release in United States August 4, 2000

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2000