saw Havana the other night


Pollock, I miss him so much, directed this gem back in the previous century. Set in Havana just before Castro took over from Batista, Jack Wild (Robert Redford as a professional card player) encounters revolutionaries Lena Olin and Raul Julia/ All hell breaks lose. Alan Arkin is perfect in support as a casino manager who tries to steer Redford’s character away from his romantic interest in Olin. Havana is a beautiful romantic old school high quality film that bombed at the box office when released. I went to see it way back then and loved it and could not understand its failure. Watching it on the movie channel late one night last week I was overwhelmed at its quality. If you can grab the chance to watch it, do so, you will not be disapporinted.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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