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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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Capt. Raphael Ramirez
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Donald Skinner
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Gen. Bello
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Juan Pulido
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Julio Mederos
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Faustino
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Miss Wonderly
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Miss Wonderly's Press Agent
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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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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Explosion in Cuba  »

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Walter Gotell plays Don Jose Pulido in this movie. Gotell is known for appearing five times as General Gogol in the James Bond movie franchise of which Sean Connery was the first ever James Bond. Both appeared in From Russia with Love (1963) (Gotell played Morzeny) but never did a Bond movie together where Gotell played Gogol. See more »

Goofs

When they cut to the Hotel Roma about forty five minutes in, the television said Channel 6, it should have said Chanel 6. It was filmed in Spain, and the movie was about Cuba. See more »

Quotes

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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Features Pillars of the Sky (1956) See more »

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Jingle Bell Rock
(uncredited) (1958)
Written by Joseph Beal and James Boothe
Heard at Christmas party
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Workmanlike thriller with a touch of individual Lester charm
14 May 2003 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable thriller, which although filmed in Spain, manages to capture the atmosphere and lunacy of the last days of Batista's dictatorship perfectly. Probably a contractual purposes project on the behalf of director Lester, he manages to inject just enough of his own idiosyncratic style to lift this adventure flick out of the run of the mill. Connery is totally convincing in his role as Brit counter-insurgency advisor/mercenary. Brook Adams is stunning. Good anglo-american supporting cast. Plot begins to lose its impetus about a reel before the end, and at a running time of nearly two hours, is overlong. But well worth renting the video. Socialists will not find its political interpetation of events offensive, but may be puzzled or angered by the soundtrack over the final titles - as a victorious Fidel approaches the podium, chants of 'Fidel! Fidel!' are over dubbed with a Nuremberg chorus of 'Sieg Heil!'. Discuss.


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