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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)  »

Also Known As:

Itan kai ta dyo paidia mou  »

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Popi
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Heartwarming, funny, and fascinating
28 November 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Alan Arkin is excellent as a Spanish Harlem father of two pre-teenage boys who decides that they'd be better off without him in a fresh start. Warm, winning, insightful, and wry, this movie never strays off course from its poignant objective. The music and location footage are also excellent. Rita Moreno is fine in a supporting role. The scheme Arkin plots also is eerily reminiscent of the Elian situation even though the movie is filmed 30 years before the incident!! John Harkins and Anthony Holland are also marvelous. See it.


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