A Miami hotel owner finds danger when be becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Moran
Mary DeBoya
Jiggs Scully
Nolen Tyner
Andres DeBoya
Jerry Shea
Tony Bolano ...
Adrianne Sachs ...
Anita DeBoya
Mario Prado (as Robert Escobar)
Luci Palma (as Maria M. Ruperto)
Vivian Addison ...
Maid Lula
Brooke Becker ...
Fara Schiller ...


An American veteran (Weller) of the Dominican Republic intervention (LBJ era) is running a hotel in Miami, and is trying to put the memories of the intervention behind him. He gets involved with a former Dominican Republic general's wife (McGillis). He then gets duped through a series of intricate plot twists into helping a group of people trying to rip the general off. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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20 October 1989 (Portugal)  »

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Caça Grossa  »

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Kelly McGillis has cited the film as discouragement from pursuing acting. She hates the film and did not have a good experience during filming. See more »


Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »


Performed by JEFF HLAVATY
Written by Barry Goldberg
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Misguided Thriller
2 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It took many years before an Elmore Leonard book was given celluloid justice - Jackie Brown. However, this is a brave stab mainly thanks to an interesting cast, notably a sleazy Charles Durning in an unusual role.

It takes all of about five minutes to realise that this is not a Ferrara movie, the Direction is haphazard and uninspiring. Weller does his best but the character is so one-dimensional, he becomes a supporting character in his own movie. This movie has a lot of promise and deserves a revisit, casting maybe a George Clooney, Alec Baldwin or Val Kilmer in the Moran role.

File under forgettable Eighties thriller.

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