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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 more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
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Abraham
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Lupe
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Luis (as Ruben Figueroa)
Miguel Alejandro ...
Junior
Arny Freeman ...
Diaz
Joan Tompkins ...
Miss Musto
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Pickett
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Penebaz
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Mrs. Cruz
Victor Junquera ...
Man From Novitas
Arnold Soboloff ...
Dr. Perle (as Arnold Sobolof)
Barbara Dana ...
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Jomar Cidoni ...
Boy (uncredited)
Anita Dangler ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Harmon (uncredited)
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Elderly Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Esmeralda Santiago ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Gladys Velez ...
Silvia (uncredited)

Directed by

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Arthur Hiller

Written by

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Tina Pine ... (written by) and
Lester Pine ... (written by)

Produced by

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Herbert B. Leonard ... producer

Music by

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Dominic Frontiere

Cinematography by

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Andrew Laszlo ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anthony Ciccolini ... (as Anthony 'Chic' Ciccolini)

Editorial Department

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Marquis Shelton ... first assistant film editor

Art Direction by

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Robert Gundlach

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Sol Stern

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Albert Wolsky

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William A. Farley ... hair stylist
Mike Maggi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ed Forsyth ... post-production supervisor (as Edward Forsyth)
Stanley Neufeld ... in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter R. Scoppa ... assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
Allan Wertheim ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Kenneth Fitzpatrick ... props (as Ken Fitzpatrick)

Sound Department

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Newton Avrutis ... sound (as Newt Avrutis)
Fred J. Brown ... sound effects editor (as Fred Brown)

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Ross Lowell ... photographer: Florida
Willie Meyerhoff ... gaffer
Warren Rothenberger ... camera operator
Robert Ward ... grip (as Bob Ward)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bryce Sevier ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Donald Buka ... dialogue coach
Belle Halpern ... script supervisor
Adeline Leonard Seakwood ... production coordinator (as Adeline Leonard)
Herbert B. Leonard ... presenter

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John V. Lindsay ... thanks (as Mayor John V. Lindsay)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Popi had a dream and the only way he could make it come true was to put his two boys in a rowboat and set them adrift in the ocean. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Leben um jeden Preis (Germany)
  • Papi (Spain)
  • Papi (Hungary)
  • Leben um jeden Preis (West Germany)
  • Popi - Far til to (Denmark)
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  • 113 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs Although both Puerto Ricans and Cubans speak Spanish, the accents are different and anyone who speaks either would be able to notice the accents of the boys. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Popi (1975). See more »
Soundtracks Popi See more »
Quotes Abraham: You know, when you're not working, it's terrible. And when you're working? It's terrible.
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