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638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006)

Dollan Cannell's documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics.

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Dollan Cannell
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Wayne Smith Wayne Smith ... Self
Enrique Encinosa Enrique Encinosa ... Self
Enrique Ovares Enrique Ovares ... Self (as Enrique O'Varez)
Fabian Escalante Fabian Escalante ... Self
Antonio Veciana Antonio Veciana ... Self
Robert Maheu Robert Maheu ... Self
E. Howard Hunt ... Self (as Howard Hunt)
Félix Rodríguez ... Self
Ann Louise Bardach Ann Louise Bardach ... Self
Roseanne Nenninger Persaud Roseanne Nenninger Persaud ... Self (as Roseanne Persaud)
Sharon Persaud Sharon Persaud ... Self
Orlando Bosch Orlando Bosch ... Self
Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles ... Self (as Luis Posada)
Rodolfo Frómeta Caballero Rodolfo Frómeta Caballero ... Self (as Rodolfo Frómeta)
Teresita Frómeta Teresita Frómeta ... Self
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In 1959, Fidel Castro overthrew the Fulgencio Batista led government of Cuba in a revolution. Soon afterward, the US government, alarmed at a communist nation so close to their shores, began working with Cuban exiles and dissenters to find some way to assassinate the new Cuban leader. This film covers some of the 638 alleged attempts to do so, the native collaborators involved and how Castro's security successfully frustrated them all. In addition, the film illustrates the tumultuous relations between the nations over the decades and the disreputable Cuban characters who are prepared to go to horrific extremes to achieve their political aims with US complicity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The most spectacular of the plots against Castro.


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Great Documentary
26 December 2006 | by hoopi4432See all my reviews

This movie's sense of humor is on par with, and dare I say exceeds, The Power of Nightmares. The combination of lighthearted music, serious information, quick editing, and an overall swift pace results in one thoroughly entertaining movie. This film is on the forefront of the Edu-tainment style of documentary film-making. The information presented is simultaneously comical and weighty. There were at least two moments when I actually exclaimed out loud, "What!?" If you need a break from documentaries that make you feel depressed but you still desire to know what is going on behind the scenes in our world, check out 638 Ways to Kill Castro.

I promise you will not be disappointed........unless you are an elderly Cuban exile who wishes Castro dead.


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English | Spanish

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28 November 2006 (UK) See more »

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638 sätt att mörda Castro See more »

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