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Crossover Dreams
     

Crossover Dreams

Director: Leon Ichaso

Cast: Ruben Blades, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli

 
Ruben Blades stars in this low-budget independent salsa musical (filmed in Spanish Harlem at a cost of $600,000), chronicling the rise and fall of a salsa artist who wants to hit the big time. Blades plays Rudy Veloz, a salsa musician who grabs one-night gigs in Latino nightclubs. He idolizes Julio Iglesias and dreams of putting together a band that will incorporate a

Overview

Ruben Blades stars in this low-budget independent salsa musical (filmed in Spanish Harlem at a cost of $600,000), chronicling the rise and fall of a salsa artist who wants to hit the big time. Blades plays Rudy Veloz, a salsa musician who grabs one-night gigs in Latino nightclubs. He idolizes Julio Iglesias and dreams of putting together a band that will incorporate a blend of musical styles so that Rudy can crossover to mainstream commercial success. However, he is warned by his mentor, Cheo Babalu (Virgilio Marti), that his music is garbage and that he should write from the soul. Rudy ignores him, pursuing his passion for middle-of-the-road success. Rudy is noticed at a concert by a record producer, who puts out a successful single of one of Rudy's tunes. The success of the single goes to Rudy's head, and he walks out on his loyal girlfriend Liz (Elizabeth Pena) and drops his long-time manager, Ray (Frank Robles). But Rudy can't match his hit single with another crossover tune and his producer drops him. Without support of the producer or his friends, Rudy falls back into obscurity.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
UPC:
0717119513542
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Yorker Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rubén Blades Rudy Veloz
Shawn Elliott Orlando
Tom Signorelli Lou Rose
Elizabeth Peña Liz Garcia
Frank Robles Ray Soto
Joel Diamond Neil Silver
Ballistic Kisses Actor
Amanda Barber Radio D.J.
Alex Bart Diner Punk
Keith Berger Street Mime
Peter Bogyo Rudy's Rental Agent
Phil Capotosta Diner Assistant
Cathy Carlin American Photographer
Lori Carson Sherry
Eddie Chea Diner Punk
Coco Elegua Dancer
Miriam Cruz Liz's Mother
Romeo Da Silva Diner Punk
Vince Fandollano Detective
Big Bobby Faust Party Dancer
Jon Fausty Studio Engineer
Deborra-Lee Furness Statue of Liberty
Carolina Mata Garcia Orlando's Girl
Neil Gold Makeup Man
Andy González Actor
Ofelia Gonzalez Ruby's Neighbor
Carlos Linares Store Clerk
Lucille Photo Assistant
Lou Marina American Sax Player
Dante Medina Latin Club MC
Manny Oquenda Actor
Mario Pena Liz's Father
Jessie Ramirez Club Bartender
Marco Rizo Pianist at Funeral
Arlene Roman Liz's Friend
Ray Romero Actor
Claudia Sherman Girl in Diner
Yomo Toro Actor
Juan "El Capitan" Valdes Night Club Customer
Art Vasil Diner Owner
Javier Vazquez Actor
Lorena Velazquez Latin Club Groupie
Izzy Zanabria Actor
Gloria Zelaya Store Customer
Natalie Gentry Lawyer
John Hammil Joe, Liz's Husband
Virgilio Marti Cheo Babalu

Technical Credits
Leon Ichaso Director,Screenwriter
Manuel Arce Producer,Screenwriter
Rubén Blades Screenwriter
Claudio Chea Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Carl Haber Associate Producer
Richard Karnbach Art Director
Gary Karr Editor
Susan Rollins Executive Producer
Mauricio Smith Score Composer
Octavio Soler Associate Producer,Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Cheo Babalu's Band at Gig [2:16]
3. El Barrio/Spanish Harlem [1:50]
4. Rudy and Liz at Home [1:24]
5. Plastic Is Forever [2:16]
6. Lou Rose, Sleazy Promoter [3:34]
7. Rudy and His Mentor Cheo [3:38]
8. Spanish Harlem Rooftop Dance [2:43]
9. El Corso [:49]
10. Cheo's Funeral [3:16]
11. Rudy Mourning Cheo [2:34]
12. Crossover Opportunity [2:28]
13. Ex-Manager Blows Up [1:08]
14. Crossover Concert at Danceteria [3:17]
15. Contract and a Bright Future Too [1:14]
16. Coney Island Boardwalk [4:23]
17. Rudy's Stag Party [1:40]
18. Running Out of Fun [1:15]
19. Serenade to Liz [1:50]
20. Album Cover Photo Session [1:08]
21. Breakup With Liz [2:13]
22. Betraying Old Friends [4:59]
23. Newfound Fame [3:43]
24. Crossover Whirlwind [1:50]
25. The Record Is a Flop [1:36]
26. Rudy Tries to Return to His Roots [4:00]
27. Eviction [1:53]
28. A Great Couple: Liz and Her Husband [3:30]
29. Room 16, Flop House [2:02]
30. Pact With the Devil [4:36]
31. Wisdom From Old Friends [3:31]
32. Rudy Reconsiders [1:47]
33. El Barrio Welcomes Rudy Back [5:13]

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