R | | Drama, Romance, War
In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.
Robert Redford originally wanted Michelle Pfeiffer for the lead role of Bobby Duran but she turned it down.
We have one objective - to get rid of him. You cannot do that nicely.
In the final conversation between Jack Weil and Bobby Duran, Jack refers to the Butterfly Effect as if it was already theorized and calculated. This is supposed to be the following days after the Cuban Revolution blasts, in early 1959. Although the idea of the ripple effect exists since before, the way Jack refers to it should only be possible to know after that, as related to the work of Edward Lorenz. This mathematician and meteorologist wrote a paper for the New York Academy of Sciences in 1963 noting "One meteorologist remarked that if the theory were correct, one flap of a seagull's wings could change the course of weather forever." In later speeches and papers, Lorenz used the more poetic word butterfly.
$2,175,360 (USA) (12 December 1990)