New York Times - 12/21/1979
"...A crazy fantasy about old-time Hollywood melodramas....Outrageously endearing..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"Lester tackles this tale of corruption and espionage in pre-Revolutionary Cuba in a typically picaresque style..."
Satire about Cuban dictatorships and revolutions. A cynical British mercenary is dispatched to Havana by the Batista government to try and end Castro's reign. Along the way he meets a number of similarly cynical types as well as an old girlfriend. As the government falls down around them, each realizes a different set of values towards the conflict.