R | | Adventure, Romance, Thriller
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.
Gutman and Miss Wonderly were characters in The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Dapes is an anagram for Spade, the lead character in that movie.
Maj. Robert Dapes:
It's important to name things as they really are...
Dapes (Connery) examines General Bello's pistol and identifies it as a Beretta when in fact it is obviously a Colt M1911A1.
Although all previous versions were uncut the 2003 UK DVD version was edited by 24 secs to remove scenes of real cockfighting.
English, Spanish, French
$527,540 25 December 1979
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