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28 November 2006 (UK) See more »
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Dollan Cannell's documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Wayne Smith ... Himself
Enrique Encinosa ... Himself
Enrique Ovares ... Himself (as Enrique O'Varez)
Fabian Escalante ... Himself
Antonio Veciana ... Himself
Robert Maheu ... Himself
E. Howard Hunt ... Himself (as Howard Hunt)
Félix Rodríguez ... Himself
Ann Louise Bardach ... Herself
Roseanne Nenninger Persaud ... Herself (as Roseanne Persaud)
Sharon Persaud ... Herself
Orlando Bosch ... Himself
Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles ... Himself (as Luis Posada)
Rodolfo Frómeta Caballero ... Himself (as Rodolfo Frómeta)
Teresita Frómeta ... Himself
Orlando Moreno ... Himself
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Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Dollan Cannell 
 
Produced by
Kari Lia .... producer
Peter Moore .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Samuel Sim 
 
Cinematography by
Petra Graf 
Michael Timney 
 
Film Editing by
Oliver Huddleston 
 
Production Management
Samantha Chambers .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Bob Jackson .... dubbing mixer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Grant .... on-line editor
Jonathan Lieb .... colorist
Mark Towns .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Tom Fox .... additional researcher
Samantha Lawrence .... head of production
 

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78 min | Finland:75 min
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An Inside Tale at the Would-Be Assassins of Castro, 11 November 2010
Author: gavin6942 from United States

This is the story of the men who tried to kill Fidel Castro, the "world's most famous socialist".

Wayne Smith, former US diplomat, says America has felt that Cuba is rightfully ours to command, Castro is a "committed egalitarian" and Cuban refugees ended up in Miami, making Florida a hotbed of anti-Castro sentiment and activism (leading to Florida politicians being anti-Cuba).

There is no voting for president in Cuba, so opponents of Castro had little choice but to kill him, because there were no other ways to remove him.

There is a very odd scene in 1959, as New York seemed to welcome him and he and his son chatted openly with Edward R. Murrow. By Christmas the same year, the CIA was authorized to kill him.

Robert Maheu, former FBI agent, struggled with his conscience as a Roman Catholic, but ultimately figured if he could save one American life, it was worth killing Castro for, and he hires the Mafia to intervene.

The directors actually tracked down Howard Hunt, former CIA station chief, and got him to talk, which is amazing, and there's some very casual talk from the son of a would-be assassin, who is not only proud of his father, but has some very stereotypical and potentially racist views of Arabs, too. The film is somewhat damning of the Bush family, both directly and indirectly... especially Jeb and George, Sr.

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