The Mambo Kings marked Banderas' first foray into American movies. He and Armand Assante play brothers who earn a rhythmic living in Cuba, before being forced to flee by imposing gangsters.
The pair pitch up in America, where they use their soulful crooning to score jobs, women and a bit part on I Love Lucy, though memories of the past are a constant source of heartache. The film earned solid reviews, but didn't generate much interest at the box office.
Spanish Machismo? That's traded in for South American soulfulness here.