Adiós Miami (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Venezuela  |  
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Just before the bottom fell out of the Bolívar (the national currency) and Venezuela slid rapidly into an unprecedented economic decline, many people made a lot of money in business or in other professions, most legally and others by cheating. This film which stays close to a soap-opera format, tells the story of Oswaldo Urbaneja (Gustavo Rodriguéz), a businessman with shady dealings who lives very well in Caracas. He has a somewhat delinquent son, and an unwed daughter about to become pregnant. Oswaldo is tired of his mistress -- she is also pregnant, and he drops her as he finds a new woman and takes off for Miami and a brief vacation. After just a few days of the "high life" in this Latino-oriented mecca, the Bolívar crashes, Oswaldo's business goes bust, his credit cards are no longer accepted anywhere, and the national newspapers in Venezuela are rightly accusing him of financial improprieties. His new mistress did not come to Miami for this, so she leaves him and goes home. Meanwhile, Oswaldo has no way to support himself, though he does try washing dishes for awhile -- until he hits upon an idea that just may get him back on his feet again in his new, adopted city.

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bad-guy, delinquency, finances, mistress, pregnancy, vacation