Story

One of Sean Connery's least-seen films, this Richard Lester vehicle manages to be both politically astute and darkly funny at the same time. Set in Cuba as the Castro revolution is coming to fruition, it stars Connery as an aging mercenary trying to decide which side it pays to be paid by. Even as the Batista government is being overthrown, he is putting the spark to an old relationship with a factory manager (Brooke Adams), while American businessmen (particularly a well-cast Jack Weston) scramble to get the most bang for their buck. Lester's style--playing dramatic scenes while subverting them with comic business in the background--is in top form here. But this film never found an audience; too bad. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Sean ConneryMaj. Robert Dapes
Brooke AdamsAlexandra Lopez de Pulido
Jack WestonLarry Gutman
Hector ElizondoCapt. Raphael Ramirez
Denholm ElliottDonald Skinner
Martin BalsamGen. Bello
Chris SarandonJuan Pulido
Walter GotellDon Jose Pulido
Roger Lloyd-PackNunez

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Richard Lester
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 121 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 21, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 16, 2002
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