Poster

Havana ()


Reference View | Change View


In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Jack Weil
...
Bobby Duran
...
Joe Volpi
...
Menocal
...
Marion Chigwell
...
Julio Ramos
Betsy Brantley ...
Diane
Lise Cutter ...
Patty
...
Professor
...
Meyer Lansky
Vasek Simek ...
Willy
Fred Asparagus ...
Baby Hernandez
...
Mike MacClaney
...
Roy Forbes
...
Captain Potts
James Medina ...
Corporal
Joe Lala ...
Cuban Businessman
Salvador Levy ...
Menocal's Lieutenant
...
Hotel Man
...
Santos
...
Young Cuban #1
Alex Ganster ...
Young Cuban #2
René Monclova ...
Sim #1
...
Sim #2
Segundo Tarrau ...
Ricardo
Félix Germán ...
Tomas
Giovanna Bonnelly ...
Monica
David Jose Rodriguez ...
Bufano
Franklin Rodríguez ...
Jose
Hugh Kelly ...
Carlos
...
Dancer #2
David Gibson ...
Sailor
...
Rebel Captain
Raúl Rosado ...
Roadblock Sergeant
Mildred I. Ventura ...
Woman at Burning Villa
Pepito Guerra ...
Floridita Manager
Anthony Bayarri ...
Modest Casino Cuban
Alfredo Vorshirm ...
Modest Casino Tuxedo
Bonita Marco ...
Stripper #1
Sharon Velez ...
Stripper #2
...
Stripper #3
Miguel Bucarelly ...
Gomez
Carlos Miranda ...
Inspector #1
Enrique Chao ...
Inspector #2 (as Enrique Chao Barros)
Daniel Vasquez ...
Kid at Finca
Carmen De Franco ...
Monica's Grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Policewoman #1 (as Terri Hendrickson)
Victor Checo ...
Rebel on the run (uncredited)
...
Joe Volpe's assistant (uncredited)
...
Arturo Duran (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Sydney Pollack

Written by

Edit
Judith Rascoe ... (story)
 
Judith Rascoe ... (screenplay) and
David Rayfiel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Edit
Sydney Pollack ... producer
Richard Roth ... producer (as Richard A. Roth)
Ronald L. Schwary ... executive producer

Music by

Edit
Dave Grusin

Cinematography by

Edit
Owen Roizman

Film Editing by

Edit
Fredric Steinkamp
William Steinkamp

Editorial Department

Edit
Susan Alexander ... assistant film editor
Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction

Casting By

Edit
Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

Edit
Terence Marsh

Art Direction by

Edit
George Richardson

Set Decoration by

Edit
Steve George ... (as Steven H. George)
Michael Seirton

Costume Design by

Edit
Bernie Pollack

Makeup Department

Edit
Dennis Liddiard ... key makeup artist
Susan Carol Schwary ... key hair stylist
Lisa Tomblin ... hair stylist
Mary Ann Valdes ... hair stylist
Mark Wittenberg ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Edit
Mark Allan ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Lee Cleary ... key second assistant director
José Luis Escolar ... second assistant director
Cathy A. Roszell ... additional assistant director: crowd
David Tomblin ... first assistant director
Adam Somner ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Edit
John Alvin ... poster artist
William A. Cimino ... lead person
Glenn Forbes ... assistant property master
Martin Hitchcock ... set designer
Laurie Kerr ... carpenter
Michael King ... construction buyer
Steven M. Levine ... property master
Charles Stewart ... set dresser
Paul Wescott ... hod scenic painter

Sound Department

Edit
Don Brown ... sound engineer
Desmond Cannon ... assistant sound editor
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... foley editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Jessica Gallavan ... supervising adr editor
Peter Handford ... sound mixer
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer: Todd AO/Glen Glenn Studios (as D.M. Hemphill)
J. Paul Huntsman ... supervising sound editor
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer: Todd AO/Glen Glenn Studios
Bobby Mackston ... dialogue editor (as Robert Mackston)
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro ... assistant sound editor (as Carolann Sanchez Shapiro)
Matt Sawelson ... dialogue editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
Mark Smith ... re-recording mixer: Todd AO/Glen Glenn Studios
Martin Trevis ... boom operator
Joel Valentine ... sound effects editor
Thomas Whiting ... adr editor
Butch Wolf ... foley editor
John Duvall ... foley editor (uncredited)
Jessica Gallavan ... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Josephine Powell ... sound track consultant (uncredited)
Brad Sherman ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Edit
William Dawson ... special effects supervisor
Greg Hull ... special effects technician: pyrotechnics
Tony Vandenecker ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Richard Bowen ... camera operator: second unit
Jose del C Martinez ... grip (as Jose del C. Martinez)
Rick Farris ... lighting technician
Rob Hahn ... camera operator
Gary Holt ... gaffer
Robert Keslow ... assistant camera
Bill Krattiger ... lighting technician
Bob E. Krattiger ... best boy electric
James E. Krattiger ... lighting technician
Dennis J. Laine ... assistant camera
David L. Merrill ... dolly grip
Greg Patterson ... set lighting
Scott Rathner ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Ryan ... key grip
Fred Valentine ... electrician
Bob Wright ... additional first assistant camera
Carlos Melville ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Marie Boller ... costumer
Haleen K. Holt ... costume assistant
Kelly Porter ... costumer

Location Management

Edit
Robin Citrin ... location manager

Music Department

Edit
Bunny Andrews ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Donald Murray ... music mixer
John Richards ... music mixer
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
Alex Acuña ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Brian Bromberg ... musician: acoustic double bass (uncredited)
Dori Caymmi ... performer: vocals (uncredited)
Clare Fischer ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Dave Grusin ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Alan Kaplan ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Sal Marquez ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Menza ... musician: reeds (uncredited)
Donald Murray ... music engineer (uncredited)
John Richards ... music engineer (uncredited)
Lee Ritenour ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Arturo Sandoval ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Dave Valentin ... musician: reeds (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Edit
Maxwell R. Johnson II ... transportation captain
Hugh Kelly ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

Edit
Sherrie Bradshaw ... assistant production accountant
Bill Johnson ... shipping supervisor
Marc Mercury ... marine coordinator
David Clayton Miller ... production assistant
Angel Ramon Mirabal Montes de Oca ... production assistant
Vincent Paterson ... choreographer
Mayda Renizzi-Holt ... first assistant accountant
Ken Ryan ... production accountant
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive
Omar Caraballo ... antique car coordinator (uncredited)
Carol King ... assistant to producer (uncredited)

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured. Arturo is reported "shot while trying to escape," but Jack manages to get Roberta free again. He can't, however, keep her from continuing to support the revolution. Jack has to make a choice between the beautiful woman who keeps putting herself in harms way and the biggest poker game of his life; between the man he could be and the man he is. Written by Tom Zoerner

Plot Keywords
Taglines A gambler who trusted no one. A woman who risked everything. And a passion that brought them together in the most dangerous city in the world. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Havanna (Germany)
  • Habana (Spain)
  • Havanna (Austria)
  • Гавана (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Hawana (Poland)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 144 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $40,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,175,360, 12 Dec 1990

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Actor Raul Julia appeared in a significant supporting role in the film without any credit or billing at all in the film. Julia chose to be uncredited because producers for contractual reasons could not accommodate Julia's request for him to be billed second alongside Robert Redford, as the top two above-the-title star-teaming credits had already been signed over to top first-billed Redford and second-billed actress Lena Olin, with the third billed credit already having been contracted to actor Alan Arkin. According to the "LA Times", Raul Julia's agent Jeff Hunter said: "Our usual above-the-title credit wasn't available. So we decided not to take any credit at all". Director Sydney Pollack said told the same paper: "The only billing left for Julia was to be stacked with the rest of the names . . . his agent felt that would be a step backward" and there is a dilemma when there is "an actor on the ascendancy, like [Raul] Julia, and you ask the actor to do a role that's somewhat smaller [than their emerging star status]". Julia had found rising star status since his performance in the Academy Award winning film Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). See more »
Goofs There was no Santo Domingo in 1959.The Capital city of the Dominican Republic at the time was Ciudad Trujillo. It became Santo Domingo in 1961. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Havana/Mermaids/The Sheltering Sky/Awakenings/The Long Walk Home (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Round and Round See more »
Quotes Bobby Duran: How many times have you lost everything Jack?
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed