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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  18 November 2000 (USA)
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Arturo Sandoval
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Emilia
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Embassy interviewer
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Sosa
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Leonel Sandoval
Andhy Méndez ...
Young Leonel
Felix David Manrique ...
Turi
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Paquito D'Rivera
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Paloma
William Marquez ...
Arturo Sr.
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Angel
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Sally Lewis
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Johnny Lewis
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Story of the world-renowned trumpet player.

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She was his love. Music was his passion. Freedom was his dream.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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The seaside park scenes showing wrought-iron fences were shot in the Parque de Palomas (Pigeon Park) in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, while the black and white film the character of Dizzy shoots is actually footage of Havana, Cuba. See more »

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Great story, great acting, great presentation
18 November 2000 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

HBO certainly knows how to produce movies. This movie makes you laugh and cry at the same time. It is a sad story and a happy one at the same time. It is the story of the defection of Arturo Sandoval, his wife and son, to the United States from Cuba. The acting is superb. Charles Dutton IS Dizzy Gillespie, Mia Maestro is just gorgeous, Andy Garcia is a powerhouse actor, and the supporting cast are all very good. Since I have had the opportunity to hear Arturo Sandoval play in person, this movie was special to me, but it will be a very entertaining, enlightening 2 hours for anyone who sees it.


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