- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 8, 2007
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Bci / Eclipse
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Dollan Cannell - Director
- Jimmy Carter - Former President of the U.S.
- Additional Interviews
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fascinating documentary....A compelling and often humorous portrait..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2007
"[A] fascinating documentary....Cannell is alert to the inadvertent comedy of the many bungling assassination attempts but he also tells a darker story."
While the Bay of Pigs incident may be the most famous example, assassination attempts on the life of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro number in the hundreds--638, to be exact. Filmmaker Dollan Cannell takes a decidedly lighthearted yet informative look at modern Cuban politics in his documentary 638 WAYS TO KILL CASTRO, interspersing humorous film clips, serious reportage, and interviews with would-be assassins like the infamous Orlando Bosch for an oftentimes damning look at interventionist U.S. foreign policy.