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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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Popi had a dream and the only way he could make it come true was to put his two boys in a rowboat and set them adrift in the ocean. See more »

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Abraham: You know, when you're not working, it's terrible. And when you're working? It's terrible.
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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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