R | | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
The song "Dance Dance Dance" was performed by Beth Anderson, who later provided the background vocals for the theme from The NeverEnding Story (1984), which was also composed by Giorgio Moroder.
...los que no se adapten... al esfuerzo y al heroísmo de una revolución... ¡No los queremos! ¡No los necesitamos!
When Tony and the guys are following the white car outside the United Nations building to blow it up remotely, there are two beer cans and two food containers on the dashboard of their car. In the exterior shots of Tony and the guys in the car, the beer can closest to Tony is partially crumbled. But in the interior shots of Tony's point of view, the crumbled beer can is perfectly straight and not crumbed. The beer can is crumbled in the exterior shots and undamaged in the interior shots.
In the opening we see a crawl text (with narrator) that reads: "In May of 1980, Fidel Castro in an effort to normalize relations with the Carter Administration opened the harbor at Mariel, Cuba with the apparent intention of letting some of his people join their relatives in the United States. Within seventy-two hours, 3,000 U.S. boats were headed for Cuba. In the next few weeks, it became evident that Castro was forcing the boat owners to carry back with them not only their relatives but the dregs of his jail population. By the time the port was closed 125,000 'Marielitos' had landed in Florida. An estimated 25,000 had criminal records. This is the story of that minority those they call 'Los Bandidos'."
Network TV version deletes or edits all violent scenes for censorship reasons and adds some extra footage:
£33,362 (UK) (5 February 1984)