A dastardly villain, a noble hero, a spirited suffragette and lots Edwards slapstick and silliness are the competitors in a New York to Paris auto race circa 1910.
The duo that makes up Minas, Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, have been composing music since they first met. Both multi-instrumentalists, composers, and vocalists with an impressive grasp of Brazilian musical idioms. Their latest studio album, 'Bossa Nova Day,' includes creative melodies and inventive harmonies with lyrics in English and Portuguese. Minas performs their set at World Cafe Live.
La gran carrera -- The year 1914. The expected Half Million Pesetas race is about to begin at the Lasarte racetrack, when a tragic crime is commited.
The Great Race -- Trailer for this comedy starring Jack Lemon
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From comedy master Blake Edwards comes this classic, riotous all-star farce. It is the turn of the previous century, and American automakers are worried about how to sell their new product to an uneducated public. Professional daredevil and all-around good guy, The Great Leslie, convinces the automakers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. However, Leslie's arch-rival, the evil Professor Fate, vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of his own invention. Gags, mishaps and laughs abound! Starring acting legends including Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Tony Curtis as The Great Leslie, Academy Award-winner Jack Lemmon as the evil Professor Fate, Golden Globe-winner Natalie Wood, Emmy Award-winner Peter Falk and dozens more, all scored to the music of four-time Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini.
It is the turn of the previous century, and American automakers are worried about how to sell their new product to an uneducated public.
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