BRIEF SYNOPSIS [Watch
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In this comedy, Nydia (Thalia) was
born in New York City to a family of Puerto Rican immigrants who run a
restaurant. Nydia is on summer vacation after her freshman year at Boston
University, and comes home to discover things are not well with the family
business; customers have not been coming around, and unless they start coming
back, the family will be in serious trouble. Word in the neighborhood has it
that Fat Tony (Robert Costanzo), a local Mob boss, is on the outs with his
superiors and is expected to be the victim of a Mob hit. Nydia's brother Ricky
(Rick Gonzalez) gets an idea -- if Fat Tony gets whacked in their restaurant,
the publicity would be invaluable, so he invites Fat Tony to dine there every
day on the house. Fat Tony takes Ricky up on the offer, and sure enough, Fat
Tony becomes the victim of a Mob hit, with curious crime devotees packing the
restaurant from then on. However, since Fat Tony had been hanging out at the
restaurant, some of his former associates get the idea that Ricky had a hand in
the double dealings that helped get Fat Tony killed, and soon Ricky gets a visit
from some very ill-tempered gangsters. Meanwhile, Nydia has convinced her
college boyfriend Chris (Richard Hillman), who studies at Harvard, that she's
actually the daughter of a wealthy family from Argentina -- which leaves her
with a lot of explaining to do when Chris shows up. Mambo Cafe also stars Paul
Rodriguez, Danny Aiello, and Rosana De Soto. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 98
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Videocassette release of the 1999 motion picture.
Thalia, Paul Rodriguez, Rosana DeSoto, Danny Aiello.
Producers, Brad Wyman, Ross Mark ; director, Reuben Gonzalez.
In English with Spanish subtitles.
Nydia's college career may soon be over if her family's business, the
Mambo Café, doesn't get back on track. While on summer break, Nydia and her
brother cook up a scheme to bring in the customers. The only problem is that
it requires the mob, a murder and plenty of mayhem.
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