Cuban Fury. Image shows from L to R: Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost), Sam (Olivia Colman). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Cuban Fury

Cuban Fury

  • 2014 film

British romantic comedy film set in the world of ballroom dancing. Stars Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman and Rashida Jones. Stars Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman, Kayvan Novak and more.

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Cuban Fury. Image shows from L to R: Alicia (Yanet Fuentes), Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

Key details

Nick Frost
Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman, Kayvan Novak, Rory Kinnear, Alexandra Roach, Ian McShane and more
Jon Brown
James Griffiths
Nira Park, James Biddle, Olivier Courson, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Tessa Ross, Matthew Justice, Nick Frost and Rachael Prior

The year is 1987. A 13 year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path.

So it is that 22 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she's untouchable. Out of his league, so he imagines, with her perfect smile and perfect life. Unknown to Bruce however, Julia has issues all of her own. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion...

Then there's Drew (Chris O'Dowd), Bruce's alpha male colleague and horny king-monkey of the office. With Drew making no secret of his desire to get (his words) "all up inside Julia", Bruce is forced into action. And thus, Bruce is once again brought face-to-face with the darkest and most powerful of his inner demons. Somehow, someway, and with a lot of handholding from loyal sister Sam (Olivia Colman), Bruce must learn how to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life...

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Additional details

Real Men Dance
UK certificate
98 minutes
UK release
Tuesday 14th January 2014
UK premiere
Friday 10th January 2014


Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 15th October 2017 at 11:15pm on Film4
  • Saturday 6th May 2017 at 12:10am on C4
  • Sunday 14th August 2016 at 10:30pm on C4

Recording details

  • Twickenham Film Studios
  • London

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