Cuba Crossing (1980)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Assignment: Kill Castro was originally released as Cuba Crossing. Stuart Whitman stars as a mercenary hired to "off" the Cuban dictator. He soon discovers that he will be immediately expendable once the deed is done, and that co-stars like Robert Vaughn should not automatically be trusted. Raymond St. Jacques, Woody Strode and Caren Kaye are among the good actors who appear fitfully in the film; the bulk of the story, however, is carried by such inexpensive unknowns as Mary Lou Gassen. Don't miss jewelry-bedecked pop star Monty Rock III as a "cruiser"--and we don't mean the Evinrude variety. A giveaway that Assignment: Kill Castro had trouble finding an audience is its plethora of alternate titles; in addition to Cuba Crossing, the film was also known as Kill Castro, The Mercenaries and Sweet Violent Tony.

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killing, agent [representative], assassination, boating, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), conspiracy, espionage, gadgets, hitman, leader, mercenary, murder, politics, scheme, tavern