Mad About Mambo


Mad About Mambo

Infobox Film
name = Mad About Mambo
caption =
image_size = 150px
director = John Forte
producer = David P. Kelly
eproducer = Gabriel Byrne
aproducer =
writer = John Forte
starring = William Ash
Keri Russell
Maclean Stewart
Tim Loane
music = Richard Hartley
cinematography = Ashley Rowe
editing = David Martin
distributor =
released = 2000
runtime = 93 mins
country = Ireland
awards =
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0156757

"Mad About Mambo" is a 2000 Irish film written and directed by John Forte. It starred William Ash, Keri Russell and Brian Cox.

Plot Summary

A boy obsessed with football finds his life changing dramatically once he adds a little Samba. Danny (Ash) plays on the football team at the all-boys Catholic school he attends in Belfast. Danny's three best friends, who also play on the team, all have different ambitions for their lives. Mickey (Maclean Stewart) wants to be a fashion designer so he can get rich and date supermodels. Gary (Russell Smith) wants to become a magician so he can get rich and meet beautiful women (and presumably saw them in half). And Spike (Joe Rea) likes to beat people up, so he wants to become a mercenary and do it for a living. But Danny dreams of making football his life.

The players Danny most admires are South Americans, such as Pele and Carlos Riga, who he feels have a special rhythm and flexibility. Wanting to add some of these qualities to his own game, Danny has an idea: he'll take Samba lessons, in the hope that dancing like a South American will help him play like a South American. To the surprise of himself and his friends, Danny turns out to be a pretty good Latin dancer and finds himself smitten with a student in his dance class, Lucy (Russell). However, Lucy happens to have a boyfriend, who is a fierce competitor on one of Danny's rival teams.

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