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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

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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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada | Cuba

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Days in Havana See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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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 »

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

Cinco Minutos
Written by Nick Apivor and Ramon Flores
Performed by Rumba Calzada
Courtesy of Passion Core Publishing
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Hotter Than Havana At High Noon
22 August 2014 | by piccolo_scrittoreSee all my reviews

"3 Days In Havana" is as cool and handsome as it is playful and intelligent. The kind of film the Coen Brothers would write and direct if the Coen Brothers' sensibilities were rooted in the Canadian manner. This film has all kinds of beauty and heart and yet, it is equally relentless in its dark humour, political skullduggery, and sexy espionage.

Think of it this way: What if you were travelling to Cuba, beholden only to an ostensibly sorry-assed, several day business Conference in Havana. And then along came a dose of seduction. Followed by a second dose of underground allure. "Hey!" You might think to yourself... "I'm where I don't need to be me, at least until the Conference begins. What's the worst that could happen?"


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