In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Raymond De Felitta
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the night-club owner to flee to New York. Written by
Garcia's first draft of the script was 306 pages. It was later trimmed to 120 pages. See more »
50 minutes in the movie there is a scene where Fico interrupts Pizzi's dinner. You see Fico with a burning cigarette in the mirror's reflection. He pulls his cigarette from his mouth. Then the camera angle switches directly on him and you see him with a non-burning cigarette in his mouth. When you see Fico's reflection again the cigarette has disappeared from his mouth. See more »
This movie is phenomenal. It is accurate down timing and historical figures. The love story is entrancing and the emotions strong. It is an incredible work of love on the part of Andy Garcia and is studded with some of the brightest stars of Hollywood. Though the truth of many the occurrences are sad, its a sorrow which needs to be shared so that many can understand the hardships which have been experienced in that country. None the less, the happy moments make for it. There is a very powerful theme of family and its importance to the Cuban culture. In fact, at one point, you almost swear your watching Andy Garcia back in his role as a Corleone. Also, Bill Murray plays an incredible role incredibly well. He adds an enjoyable aspect of humor to the movie.
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