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In an attempt to secure a sponsor, an unlikely group of Cuban refugees become a "family" as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives families priority over others. In the... See more »

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Dorita Evita Perez
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Juan Raul Perez
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Carmela Perez
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Lt. John Pirelli
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Teresa Perez
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Luz Pat
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Indian immigration official
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Angel Diaz
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Officer Rhoades
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Flavia
Jose Felipe Padron ...
Felipe Perez
Lázaro Pérez ...
Armando 'Papi' Perez
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Steve Steverino
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Orlando
Billy Hopkins ...
Father Aiden
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Father Martinez
Melissa Anne Acosta ...
Isabel
Gustavo Laborie ...
Cuban official
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Rivera
Paloma Delaurentii ...
Transvestite on boat
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Josette
Glenda Díaz Rigau ...
Giovanna
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Young Carmela (as Melissa Ramone)
Norman Max Maxwell ...
Gate guard
Óscar González ...
Old Guajiro #1
Florencio Santana ...
Old Guajiro #2
Magaly Aguero ...
Angel's secretary
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Male volunteer
Luis Raul ...
News photographer
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Security
Jorge Luis Ramone ...
Cuban prison guard
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Woman buying flowers
Ana Carballosa ...
Woman of Many Faces
Bernard Fouquet ...
Customer #1
Salvador Levy ...
Customer #2
Sandor Juan ...
Vendor
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Vilma / Raquel
Luis Torres ...
Guajiro drummer #1
Ángel González ...
Guajiro drummer #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Hasselbach ...
Sailor
Abe Acay ...
Child Refugee (uncredited)
Fabio M. Arber ...
Boat captain (uncredited)
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Dance partner of Armando "Papi" Perez (uncredited)
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Himself (during Mariel exodus) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (during Mariel exodus) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Cuban Refugee (uncredited)
Marlene Marcos ...
Refugee (uncredited)
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Immigration Officer (uncredited)
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Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mira Nair

Written by

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Christine Bell ... (novel)
 
Robin Swicord ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Julia Chasman ... executive producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher ... producer
Michael Nozik ... producer
Dinaz Stafford ... associate producer
Robin Swicord ... executive producer

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Stuart Dryburgh ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Estrin
Greg Finton

Editorial Department

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Kip Brown ... assistant editor
Laurie Butler ... first assistant editor
Matvey Shatz ... color timer
Boyd Steer ... negative cutter
Bob Wenokur ... studio post-production representative

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Kenneth Hardy

Set Decoration by

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Stephanie Carroll

Costume Design by

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Eduardo Castro

Makeup Department

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Jay Cannistraci ... makeup artist
Caridad 'Cuqui' Collazo ... hair stylist
Cydney Cornell ... department head hair stylist
Hallie D'Amore ... key makeup artist
Susie Kim ... additional makeup artist
Sharon Kalb ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mary F. Jansen ... post-production supervisor
Elyse Katz ... production manager: Los Angeles
Ilene S. Landress ... unit production manager
Nannette Rosa-Collazo ... production manager: Puerto Rico
Camille Spaccavento ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Heffron ... assistant director
Michael J. Moore ... assistant director
Dinaz Stafford ... location assistant director
Basti Van Der Woude ... assistant director

Art Department

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Robert Crowley ... set dresser
Michael Delgado ... set designer
Daniel Duarte ... scenic artist
Jose Duarte ... head scenic artist
William Forte ... scenic artist
Charles Guanci Jr. ... set dresser
James Harris ... general foreman
Mark 'Minke' Hendrickson ... set dresser
Richard E. Kruder ... set dresser
Michael Metzel ... construction coordinator
Pablo Miranda ... scenic artist
Philip Schneider ... property master
Valarie Wise ... lead man

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Robert Hein ... dialogue editor
Tim Song Jones ... sound transferer
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Skip Lievsay ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Marissa Littlefield ... adr editor
Henri Lopez ... sound (as Henry Lopez)
Eliza Paley ... foley editor
Bruce Pross ... foley supervisor
Fred Rosenberg ... dialogue editor
Ted Stein ... sound recording engineer
Rod Taylor ... sound mixing engineer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Nicholas Renbeck ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Zimmerman ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert M. Andres ... key grip
Jack English ... electrician / gaffer
Megan Forste ... second assistant camera
Raúl Rosado Maldonado ... best boy grip: puerto rico (as Raúl Rosado)
Frank Miller ... camera operator
William Papp ... Steadicam operator
Angel Pastrana ... grip
Jon Tilton ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Jose Manuel Calleja Jr. ... casting: Miami (as Jose Calleja)
Ellen Jacoby ... casting: Miami
Jennifer Low Sauer ... casting associate
Dinaz Stafford ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzanne Krim ... costumer
Austin Myers ... assistant costume designer
Linda Peirce ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Fabio M. Arber ... location manager
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera ... assistant location manager
Enelda Núñez ... location manager: Puerto Rico

Music Department

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Bill Abbott ... supervising music editor
Jellybean Benítez ... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Kenneth Karman ... supervising music editor
William Ross ... orchestrator
Arturo Sandoval ... composer: traditional music
Dennis S. Sands ... score mixer
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
Curt Sobel ... music consultant
Carl C. Valldejuli ... music coordinator
Will Edwards ... music consultant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jon Bergholz ... driver (uncredited)
K.C. Colebrooke ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Josué D. Aguilar ... key production assistant (as Josue Aguilar)
Justin Escher Alpert ... production assistant
Betty Bennett ... script supervisor
Ricou Browning Jr. ... assistant marine coordinator
Ana Carballosa ... cultural advisor
Monica Castellanos ... assistant: Mira Nair
Laureen Clarke ... assistant production office coordinator
Amy Eldridge ... first assistant accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Julia Gilbert ... production controller
Carol Green ... unit publicist
Ira Hurvitz ... script supervisor: reshoots
Mark Lafata ... production coordinator
Patrick Lynn ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Patrick Lynn ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
José Maldonado ... helicopter pilot
Lilene Mansell ... dialect coach
Michael J. McCarthy ... key craft service
Marc Mercury ... marine coordinator
Trish Minnich ... production secretary
Ines Mongil-Echandi ... production office co-coordinator
Roberto 'Tito' Otera ... production coordinator: Puerto Rico
Billy Pittard ... title designer (as Pittard Sullivan Fitzgerald)
Manuel Shah ... production assistant
Shari Sontag ... assistant accountant
Alison Troy ... set production assistant
Nadia Venesse ... dialect coach: Angelica Huston
Enrique 'Kike' Rosario ... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Samuels ... intern production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In an attempt to secure a sponsor, an unlikely group of Cuban refugees become a "family" as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives families priority over others. In the process, a political prisoner who hasn't seen his wife for twenty years and a disaffected sugarcane cutter fall in love. An excitable brother and a lovestruck cop contribute to the general confusion. The inevitable humorous romantic entaglements ensue as a final confrontation is set up. Written by Tad Dibbern

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Taglines On the way to finding a family, she found love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La famille Perez (France)
  • Die Perez Familie (Germany)
  • Cuando salí de Cuba (Spain)
  • Cuando salí de Cuba (Argentina)
  • A Perez család (Hungary)
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  • 113 min
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Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón was supposed to be directing this film, but pulled out before production started. See more »
Goofs When Dottie goes to make out with the security guard at the bar, the first wide shot shows her without her orange pants on, just black panties. In the next shot, she is wearing her pants, then the security guard precedes to pull them down, showing the black panties previously shown from a far distance in the first wide shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Crimson Tide/A Little Princess/The Perez Family/The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill/Swimming with Sharks (1995). See more »
Quotes Dorita Evita Perez: [on why she wants to go to america] I love Elvis Presley, I dig the rock and roll, I want to FUCK... John Wayne
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