R | | Drama, Romance, War
In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.
It was decided to make the entire film in the Dominican Republic. The vegetation was the same, and Santo Domingo offered certain architectural similarities, though not a wide boulevard like Havana's famous Prado (Paseo de Marti). The end scene was filmed in Key West, Florida.
I come down here to play cards.
Arturo Duran: Gambling?
Jack Weil: I try to keep the gambling to a minimum.
Arturo Duran: How do you do that?
Jack Weil: By being good at it.
The final scene takes place, according to the movie, in 1963 so the Santo Domingo reference would be correct.
$2,175,360 (USA) (12 December 1990)