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Cuba (1979)




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In director Richard Lester's Cuba, Sean Connery plays British soldier-of-fortune Robert Dapes, sent to Havana during the last days of the Batista regime. He is supposed to train Batista's soldiers for their upcoming confrontations with Castro's followers. As Dapes becomes increasingly sympathetic towards the rebel cause, he takes a few precious moments to renew his romance with Alexandra Pulido (Brooke Adams), who is now married to Juan Pulido (Chris Sarandon). The basic thrust of the film is that unchecked capitalism is perfectly capable of collapsing under its own weight -- and that lofty idealism can be easily forgotten once absolute power is within one's grasp.


Sean Connery
as Major Robert Dapes
Brooke Adams
as Alexandra Pulido
Martin Balsam
as General Bello
Chris Sarandon
as Juan Pulido
Danny De La Paz
as Julio Mederos
Lonette McKee
as Therese Mederos
Alejandro Rey
as Faustino
Louisa Moritz
as Miss Wonderly
Dave King
as Press Agent
Walter Gotell
as Don Jose Pulido
Michael Scott Lees
as Maxwell-Lafroy
Wolfe Morris
as General Batista
Earl Cameron
as Col. Rosell Y. Leyva
Maria Charlès
as Senora Pulido
Tony Mathews
as Carrillo
Anthony Shaw
as Spencer
Raul Newney
as Painter
James Turner
as Chauffeur
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Critic Reviews for Cuba

All Critics (11)

Richard Lester achieves a movie similar to a tourism advertisement for people who have basic ideas about revolutions. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 12, 2019 | Full Review…

A deeply flawed movie whose... willingness to complicate the genre it appears to inhabit make it much more valuable than its original reception was willing to admit.

July 4, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A crushing bore. Even Connery can't save this one.

October 21, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Incoherent look at life for the upper-crusts during the turbulent last days of the corrupt Batista regime.

September 2, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

So-so Connery vehicle

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Cuba showcases Richard Lester's knack for making movies with ragtag plots and colorful characters.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…

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