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28 November 2006 (UK) See more »
The most spectacular of the plots against Castro.
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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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Idiocy and Incompetence, 4 March 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

What can you say about a fifty year effort that has a documented 638 attempts without success? Is the CIA that incompetent? It would certainly appear so as they have been unable to kill a World Leader like Castro - a crime, by the way, in any sense of the word.

The head of Cuban intelligence is the focus of this funny and interesting documentary that outlines some of the strange and downright weird ways that attempts have been made on Castro's life, from exploding cigars to poisons to guns and exploding fish, as well as the infamous Bay of Pigs.

The film weaves movie clips throughout as they obviously don't have film of the real attempts, and it makes for an enjoyable film. There are many interviews with the terrorists in Miami that made attempts that failed, and even George Bush made an appearance talking about those who harbor terrorists while all the while harboring two big ones himself.

He who laughs last laughs best.

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