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      Crossover Dreams

      1985 1h 26m Musical List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews Not satisfied with his nightly gigs at various night clubs in Spanish Harlem, musician Rudy Veloz (Ruben Blades) is desperate for popular success. And he's willing to sacrifice everything in pursuit of his goal -- including longtime friends and age-old musical traditions. Veloz sees his chance at mainstream stardom when he meets a music producer who agrees to put out one of his songs. The tune becomes a crossover sensation. But, after having tasted success, will Veloz be able to survive it? Read More Read Less

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      Tim Pulleine Guardian It would take more than some gleaming nocturnal cinematography and one or two sharp observations to invest any genuine interest in the posturing numbskull of a protagonist. Oct 27, 2021 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The story isn't new, but it sure does wear well. Maybe that's because Blades is such an engaging performer, playing a character who is earnest and sincere when he needs to be, but who always maintains a veil over his deepest secrets. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Dec 26, 2004 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Ruben Blades reveals talent as both a singer and actor. Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews
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      57% 83% Beat Street 90% 85% The Idolmaker 26% 69% The Jazz Singer 48% 61% A Chorus Line 20% 39% Shout Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

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      Synopsis Not satisfied with his nightly gigs at various night clubs in Spanish Harlem, musician Rudy Veloz (Ruben Blades) is desperate for popular success. And he's willing to sacrifice everything in pursuit of his goal -- including longtime friends and age-old musical traditions. Veloz sees his chance at mainstream stardom when he meets a music producer who agrees to put out one of his songs. The tune becomes a crossover sensation. But, after having tasted success, will Veloz be able to survive it?
      Director
      Leon Ichaso
      Producer
      Manuel Arce
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 4, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 26m