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

TV Movie  -   -  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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Beautifully produced story of love, music and passion
23 April 2001 | by (Columbus, OH, USA) – See all my reviews

This artistic drama unfolds a touching love story presented against a colorful visual backdrop set to vibrant music, featuring strong acting. Andy Garcia soulfully portrays the main character, Cuban jazz trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, and is executive producer as well. Garcia's (and Sandoval's) love for Cuba and passion for music (jazz) are evident throughout the story, which is predictible and told in flashbacks. The viewer senses the growing frustration of Sandoval at the conflict created by his need to freely express his love (music) which is increasingly blocked by the repressive political regime, without losing his wife and son. Sadly, he concludes that he must defect from Cuba. Mia Maestro beautifully and tenderly plays Mrs. Sandoval, whose emotional journey eventually leads her to realize she must follow her husband (and her heart) by agreeing to leave Cuba with him. Charles Dutton plays Dizzy Gillespie; Gloria Estefan also appears. The story is poignantly told, made more so because it is a biography (Sandoval was an advisor).


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