For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story the Movie

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Biopic of Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Garcia) who stays in Cuba for the sake of wife Marianela (Maestro) and their children, all the while chafing under his artistic restrictions. Finally, his wife agrees to defect and during a tour in Athens, Sandoval asks for political asylum. Both Garcia and Maestro have a believable chemistry but also look for Dutton's portrayal of Dizzy Gillespie, who hired Sandoval for his U.N. Orchestra, allowing the musician to travel abroad.

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HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Musicians, Cuba, Marriage, True Stories
Screenplay
Timothy J. Sexton
Cast
Andy Garcia, Mia Maestro, Charles S. Dutton, David Paymer, Gloria Estefan, Tomas Milian, Freddy Rodriguez, Jose Zuniga, Steven Bauer, Fionnula Flanagan, Michael O'Hagan
Cinematography
Donald M. Morgan
Director
Joseph Sargent
Music
Arturo Sandoval

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