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3 Days in Havana (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 28 March 2014 (Canada)
Jack Petty gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Havana on business and gets caught up in an assassination conspiracy with his new friend Harry Smith.

Writers:

Gil Bellows (written for the screen by), Tony Pantages
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Jack Petty
Greg Wise ... Harry Smith
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Anders
John Cassini ... Francis Libby
Robin Dunne ... Benny
Don McKellar ... Pepe
Luis Alberto García Luis Alberto García ... Hugo (as Luis Alberto Garcia)
Rya Kihlstedt ... Rita
Tygh Runyan ... Palmer
Michael Eklund ... Intense Man
Moneca Delain ... Day
Olunike Adeliyi ... Night
Kris Holden-Ried ... Gordie (as Kris Holden-Reid)
Lauren Lee Smith ... Grace
Denton Winn Denton Winn ... Dent
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Vancouver-based Jack Petty, an insurance executive, is in Havana for an insurance conference. Taking the advice of Rita, a woman he meets at an airport bar on his way to Havana, Jack decides to ditch the stuffy conference and enjoy his stay for all that Cuba has to offer a tourist. In the process, he is guided around the hot night spots by Harry Smith, a British travel writer for Esquire magazine he meets along the way. While Harry does show him a good time, Jack begins to wonder if there is a shadier side to Harry than just being a travel writer, those thoughts due to one specific action by Harry and some mysterious people with who Harry associates. As Harry and Jack part company with Harry scheduled to go back to Britain, Jack becomes embroiled in what looks like a murder, he taking the path of what he considers the greatest safety for himself which leads him into a conspiracy for what looks to be another planned murder. In trying to save himself from any implication of wrongdoing ... Written by Huggo

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In Havana, a lot can happen in three days.


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The soundtrack includes songs by Coldcut, Bonobo, Tom Wilson & Hawksley Workman, Quantic, Los Invasores, Sangre Latina and Rumba Calzada to complement Keith Power's score. See more »

Goofs

It is highly unlikely that a global business conference would take place in Havana due to the travel restrictions for Americans. See more »

Quotes

Anders: [calmly and matter-of-factly to Jack, strapped to a crude rack] For my money, torture is a flawed method of extracting information. But... it's the only one we've got. Now, perhaps it's a failure of imagination - certainly of technology, because a lie detector can tell us that you're telling us a lie, but it can't compel you to tell the truth. You see what I mean. Any way, we're gonna torture you, Jack, and then we'll see what's what...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish, we see the two Cuban Men in the alley behind the bar finish up counting to 500 as they were instructed by Harry Smith. They then take off running. See more »

Soundtracks

Rio San Juan Drums
Written and Performed by Alfonso Lovo
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A fun and exotic romp
1 April 2014 | by buckpeachSee all my reviews

Quick ways to describe this film: funny, odd, exotic, sexy, edgy, sublime, obvious, witty, quirky and surprising. With one foot firmly planted in a melting pot of film noir references, and the other foot stomping about those "crime gone wrong" style flicks, thrown up on the screen with saucy and unique Canadian humour, "3 Days in Havana" is the kind of film you just can't help but love. Shot gorgeously all over Havana, it's part crime drama, buddy comedy, thriller and exotic travel expose, filled with the raw, decayed beauty and a myriad of historical pasts from revolutions to Mafiosos. Written, produced and directed by life-long pals Tony Pantages and Gil Bellows for under $1M (you'd be amazed at how great they made it look with such a tight budget), "3 Days in Havana" might not impress film buffs who take themselves too seriously, but if you enjoy your stories spicy, twisted, exotic and odd, this one is for you!


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