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Cuba Crossing (1980)

Adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossellini (as Michael Gazzo)
Marie-Louise Gassen ...
Edward Bell ...
Mr. Bell
Veronica (as Sybil Daning)
Caren Kaye ...
Raymond Elmendorf ...
Monti Rock III ...
Man at Bar (as Monti Rock the III)
Bert Williams ...
1st Marksman
Carl Williams ...
2nd Marksman
Haiku Brady ...
Maria's Child


Adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.

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23 February 1980 (West Germany)  »

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Assignment: Kill Castro  »

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Bay of Pig's II?
17 October 2003 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS***The movie "Kill Castro" starts with a statement saying that the events you are about to see are true and that the names have been changed to protect the innocent. The introduction to the movie ends saying that this film is dedicated to all people who desire to live in a free and democratic society, talking about laying it on thick.

Then there's some newsreels of "The Bay of Pig's" invasion back in 1961 that proved to be a disaster for the Anti-Castro Cubans and the US government. Hudson,Robert Vaughn, or Hud as he likes to be called is going to Key West to see Mr. Bell, Raymond St. Jacques. Mr. Bell is in charge of US Caribbean operations on an assignment to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Hud a veteran of the 1961" Bay of Pig's" which he holds the US government responsible for it's failure has waited almost 20 years to get another crack at Fidel. Mr. Bell has him allied with Rosselini, Michael Gazzo, the local mob boss who also wants Castro out of the way. Rosselini wants to reclaim all of his holding in Cuba when they were nationalized by Castro after the Cuban Revolution in 1959. So we have here an alliance with the US government and organized crime in a common cause to overthrow the Castro regime. They both need Captain Tony, Stuart Whitman, who runs a popular bar on Key West who knows the Cuban waters like the back of his hand.

Rosselini, to make sure that Captain Tony cooperates has his girlfriend Maria, Maria-Louise Gassen, and her young son taken hostage as insurance. What Hud and Rosselini don't know is that Mr. Bell is setting them both up to be done in by Castro's men after he, as ordered from higher ups from the US government, tips off the Cubans about the plot so they can squash. The U.S Government is having this done as a show of friendship and cooperation between it and the Castro Regime, so that as Mr. Bell says it "We can do Business together". As for Captain Tony, he's to be terminated as soon as the operation is over, on the Cuban beaches by Castro's men or if he's lucky to makes it back home by those who sent him on the mission. All this comes out to Bell Hud and Rosselini making Tony a loser no matter which way thing turn out to be.

Pretty good movie with a complicated plot that's not that confusing and easy to follow. Unlike most films that are about government back-stabbing and intrigue with surprise endings. Looking back at "Kill Castro" after some 20 years later the story makes sense and is believable for a movie that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously at the time. When you take out all the action that padded the movie with the fights, shootings, explosions, shark and man eating turtle attacks and concentrate on the core of the story it makes for a pretty interesting movie.

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