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Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are ... See full summary »

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Arthur Hiller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Arkin ... Abraham
Rita Moreno ... Lupe
Reuben Figueroa ... Luis (as Ruben Figueroa)
Miguel Alejandro Miguel Alejandro ... Junior
Arny Freeman Arny Freeman ... Diaz
Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins ... Miss Musto
Anthony Holland ... Pickett
Louis Zorich ... Penebaz
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Cruz
Victor Junquera Victor Junquera ... Man From Novitas
Arnold Soboloff Arnold Soboloff ... Dr. Perle (as Arnold Sobolof)
Barbara Dana Barbara Dana ... Receptionist
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Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are lionized and given exceptional benefits. He thinks up a plot to have his sons washed ashore as cuban immigrants who will be adopted by rich anglos. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Better to drown in the ocean than in the sewer. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Papi See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Abraham: You know, when you're not working, it's terrible. And when you're working? It's terrible.
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Connections

Followed by Popi (1975) See more »

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Popi
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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amazing
6 March 2014 | by mike-388-686148See all my reviews

Fine film.. If made today would be considered for best Picture.. Alan Arkin.. is amazing.. if you have teenagers ..show them .. My father took me to the movie at 10 years old.. never forgot it..Shocking parts .. some very funny scenes.. Inventive , you will cry . The kids also played PERFECT parts .. True love explored and what it can do to anyone...Grew up in New York .Spanish Harlem shot perfectly .Music theme played differently to reflect mood ..Similar to Last Tango in Paris shot with many hand held camera's ..not really any thing missing from movie. MGM channel plays it from time to time if you see it watch this touching film,,


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