- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 16, 2002
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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.
- Tied thematically to the film "Havana" (1990) directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford.
- Additional credit: Denis Gordon Orr (art director).