A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.P.E.C.).
Richard C. Sarafian
A satire of American news reporting, covert agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman ... See full summary »
In a Scandinavian country, national security chief Colonel Tahlvik is tasked to rescue the passengers of a high-jacked British airliner while the British Ambassador is being held hostage at his residence by another terrorist team.
Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with ... See full summary »
In the late 1950s, a British hireling is sent to Cuba to train Batista's army. They must be trained to fight Castro's army. While there, the Brit encounters an old love, who is married. While Castro's army wins more and more, their love revives.Written by
R. Kessen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As this movie could not be filmed in Cuba, it was shot in Spain, which stood in for Cuba. Sir Sean Connery starred in this movie, and it's well known that he was the original James Bond. The Bond movie Die Another Day (2002) also used Spain to double for its scenes that were set in Cuba. See more »
At the start of the film, a subtitle announces "1959", indicating the year in which the story takes place. However the actual date of the last event of the film - Fidel Castro riding into Havana, marking the completion of the Revolution - was 1 January 1959. All of the preceding events must have occurred in 1958. See more »
Maj. Robert Dapes:
[confronting a woman guerilla]
It's a girl! I want to question her.
Capt. Raphael Ramirez:
Yes. First you, then she is 'questioned' by the sergeant and each of the men as many times as possible, and then two or three days later she is taken and shot. It would be much kinder to shoot her now.
See more »
Although all previous versions were uncut the 2003 UK DVD version was edited by 24 secs to remove scenes of real cockfighting. See more »
Very disappointing movie in spite of the good cast. No wonder Connery never mentions this film in discussions of his work. Weak plot, poorly written, makes little sense--it COULD have been a very good movie. Save your money--HAVANA with R. Redford has a better feel for the period and the fall of pre-Castro Cuba.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this