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Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)

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In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

Director:

Bob Yari
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanni Ribisi ... Ed Myers
Joely Richardson ... Mary Hemingway
Adrian Sparks ... Ernest Hemingway
Minka Kelly ... Debbie Hunt
Shaun Toub ... Evan Shipman
James Remar ... Santo Trafficante Jr.
Anthony Molinari ... John Fletcher
Jeff Jonas ... Jim Miller
Roger Zamudio Roger Zamudio ... Sinsky
Roque Moreno Roque Moreno ... Luis Herrara
Joseph Bertót ... Roberto Herrara
Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Paxtchi Ibarlucia
Rodrigo Obregón ... Lucas
Orian Suarez Orian Suarez ... Juan
Lorenzo Castillo Lorenzo Castillo ... Rene
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Storyline

Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hemingway's Untold Story

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papa See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$475,224, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,115,516, 12 June 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

First American film to be shot in Cuba in over 50 years. See more »

Goofs

The characters of Ernest Hemingway and Ed Myers are wearing Ray Ban sunglasses with the logo on the lens. Ray Bans did not put logos on the lenses until 1982. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ed Myers: [narrating] In the way of things, fathers are by tradition in compassion supposed to leave their sons at least a little legacy of wisdom to help them get through life. But I don't remember my father ever saying anything memorable. Except those seven words he said that Christmas season, when I was four years old.
Ed's Father: Wait here, son. I'll be right back...
Ed Myers: I grew up an orphan, like many other children abandoned during the Depression.
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Soundtracks

The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Great scenery, acting, story, action, suspense, and gut-level tears of emotion
17 May 2016 | by avenson1See all my reviews

I loved this movie and it is a bonus that it is based on true history with a surprising action scene near the end. Good movies need: Good scenery and filming, good acting, good story, action, suspense, surprises, and gut-level emotion and this has it all. I was brought to tears of joy 6 times during the movie which does not happen to me often. The first occurrence of tears was early in the move, near the end of the first scene. What a delight to have that happen to me so early in a movie. This is a good date movie because of pulling on emotional strings. This movie is all about the intense love of friends and family in the life for Ernest Hemingway. I totally can't understand those who are rating this movie low. Strangely the movie is in limited release around the USA. Tell everyone about it! This movie is quality film making and deserves a better chance by way of being general release to all theaters.


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