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Popi (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 October 1969 (France)
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Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are ... See full summary »

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Abraham
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Lupe
Reuben Figueroa ...
Luis (as Ruben Figueroa)
Miguel Alejandro ...
Junior
Arny Freeman ...
Diaz
Joan Tompkins ...
Miss Musto
Anthony Holland ...
Pickett
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Penebaz
Antonia Rey ...
Mrs. Cruz
Victor Junquera ...
Man From Novitas
Arnold Soboloff ...
Dr. Perle (as Arnold Sobolof)
Barbara Dana ...
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Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are lionized and given exceptional benefits. He thinks up a plot to have his sons washed ashore as cuban immigrants who will be adopted by rich anglos. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Better to drown in the ocean than in the sewer.

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22 October 1969 (France)  »

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Itan kai ta dyo paidia mou  »

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Popi
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Wonderful Alan Arkin!
7 September 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

Alan Arkin, especially in the 60's and 70's, was one of our best actors and in this average but interesting movie he plays a Puerto Rican father with two young sons and he's totally on the mark! Rita Moreno is wonderful as always. The two young boys gave believable performances.

A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Alan Arkin. Arthur Hiller was a pretty average director (except for THE HOSPITAL). The film never really takes off like it should but it's pleasant entertainment and Arkin works wonders as a caring father with few prospects of a better life. Another wonderful character in Arkin's gallery! Another semi-interesting New York tale of survival.


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