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Summary: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002. In the early 1960s, Héctor arrives in New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Success comes quickly. "The more he grew as an artist," Puchi says, "the more he sank as a person." It's a tale of talent - creating salsa with Willie Colón, with the Fania All Stars, and as a soloist - and a story of disintegration - fueled by drugs, alcohol, partying, and depression. Puchi's voice - proud and querulous - dominates off-stage as Héctor's does on.
Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some sexuality.
Production: Nuyorican Productions
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
Director Credit
Leon Ichaso Director
Writer Credit
David Darmstaeder Story
Leon Ichaso Screenplay
Todd Bell Story
Principal Cast Credit
Marc Anthony Hector Lavoe
Cast Credit
Abraham De Funes Family Member
Alfredo Suarez Salsa Dancer
Anibal De Gracia Trombonist
Christopher Becerra Tito
Danny A. Abeckaser Sound Engineer
Denise Blasor Voice Over Artist
Douglas J. Aguirre Multi- Media Producer
Federico Castelluccio Jerry Masucci
Ivan Cardona Salsa Dancer
Marcus Collins Photographer
Michael Caputo Salsa Dancer
Romi Dias Priscilla
Tony Devon Record Executive
Vianca Mercedes Bartender
Producer Credit
David Maldonado Producer
Jennifer Lopez Producer
Julio Caro Producer
Margo Myers Co-Producer
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen Associate Producer
Simon Fields Producer
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