A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured. Arturo is reported "shot while trying to escape," but Jack manages to get Roberta free again. He can't, however, keep her from continuing to support the revolution. Jack has to make a choice between the beautiful woman who keeps putting herself in harms way and the biggest poker game of his life; between the man he could be and the man he is.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When the film was in development in the late 1970s, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda were set to play the lead roles, but when production took too long, both dropped out. See more »
The big concrete symbol on the entrance of the palace where the big New Year's Party occurs is in fact the Seal of the Dominican Republic, which doubled for Cuba in the movie. See more »
I want to thank you for seducing my wife. I mean it. The anger kept me going. It was like strong, cold coffee. Sometimes when it was bad the only way to keep my mind together was to concentrate on ways of killing you.
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It's 15 years later, but seeing this film for the first time, I was surprised by its intensity, beauty, realism and acting. This is two thumbs up from my corner.
I totally believed both Olin and Redford. Yes, they're both very good looking people, but more than that, they both convey intelligence and real emotion. Their performances were relatively restrained and in my opinion that's a good thing.
As a person interested in politics and history, I found the film interesting and balanced especially considering that this was a studio product. This film made me want to learn more about Batista, Castro and Cuba's move for independence.
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