A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

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Larry Gutman
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Captain Raphael Ramirez
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Donald Skinner
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General Bello
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Juan Pulido
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Julio Mederos
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Therese Mederos
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Faustino
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Miss Wonderly
Dave King ...
Miss Wonderly's Press Agent
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Don Jose Pulido
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Jesus
Wolfe Morris ...
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End fifties a British hireling is send to Cuba to train the Basistas. They must be trained to fight Castro's army. In Cuba he encounters an old love, who is married in the mean time. While Castro's army wins more and more their love revives... Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Part Heaven... Part Hell... Pure Havana.


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Explosion in Cuba  »

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The film's opening title card states: "HAVANA - 1959". See more »

Goofs

While Battista is watching a 16mm version of "Horror of Dracula" sequences are shown out of context. The scenes showing Christopher Lee's legs and hands disintegrating are shown prior to his hand-to-hand fight with Cushing. See more »

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Maj. Robert Dapes: Why were those people shot?
Capt. Raphael Ramirez: Perhaps they tried to escape.
Maj. Robert Dapes: From what?
Capt. Raphael Ramirez: From being shot.
Maj. Robert Dapes: But how did they know they were rebels?
Capt. Raphael Ramirez: Because they tried to escape.
Maj. Robert Dapes: Well, wouldn't you?
Capt. Raphael Ramirez: Of course.
Maj. Robert Dapes: Are you a rebel?
Capt. Raphael Ramirez: If I try to escape, I am. Wasn't it the same in Malaya? You didn't know them till they ran.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Chantilly Lace
(uncredited) (1958)
Written and performed by The Big Bopper (as J.P. Richardson)
Heard at Christmas striptease
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Silly. pointless exercise
22 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is laughably bad. In the scene in the restaurant Sean Connery and Brooke Adams are clearly at a loss for words. This scene is obviously unscripted and they are making up the dialog and not doing very well either! The entire picture falls apart in the last fifteen minutes with silly and uncoordinated action being filmed just to fill up the running time. I am sure that the actors (and this picture has a good cast) would like to forget that this flick was in their filmography. The dialog is silly, the action is senseless, the relationships unbelievable. The director has a lot to answer for. A waste of good film.


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