Fires Within

Fires Within

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Director: Gillian Armstrong

Cast: Gillian Armstrong, Greta Scacchi, Jimmy Smits, Vincent D'Onofrio

     
 

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A Cuban woman who escapes to America finds herself in political, financial, and romantic jeopardy in this taut drama. Cuban refugee Isabel (Greta Scacchi) flees her country and makes her way to Miami after her husband, Nestor (Jimmy Smits), a political activist, is sentenced to a long stay in a Cuban jail. In their dangerous voyage to the United States, Isabel and her… See more details below

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A Cuban woman who escapes to America finds herself in political, financial, and romantic jeopardy in this taut drama. Cuban refugee Isabel (Greta Scacchi) flees her country and makes her way to Miami after her husband, Nestor (Jimmy Smits), a political activist, is sentenced to a long stay in a Cuban jail. In their dangerous voyage to the United States, Isabel and her daughter are rescued by Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio), a fisherman from Miami; Sam helped Isabel find her way in her new home, and a romance blossoms between the two. However, when Nestor is finally released from prison eight years later and escapes to Miami to be with his wife, he discovers that Isabel's affections are now divided between himself and Sam, while his daughter barely remembers or recognizes him. Danger faces all three sides of this romantic triangle; Sam is asked to use his boat to smuggle Cuban dissidents into Miami, Nestor falls in with a radical fringe group hoping to stage an armed invasion of Cuba, and Isabel, who has become involved with a numbers racket, is in deep trouble after several massive payments were made to someone who never placed a bet. Fires Within was also shown under the title Little Havana; it premiered in Miami, appropriately enough, in its short-lived theatrical release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2001
UPC:
0883904129776
Original Release:
1991
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greta Scacchi Isabel
Jimmy Smits Nestor
Vincent D'Onofrio Sam
Luis Avalos Victor Hernandez
Bertila Damas Estella Sanchez
Kevin A. Duffis Jaime
Talya Ferro Actor
Gail Levin Actor
Raul Davila Reuben
Earl Hindman Sergeant
Victor Rivers Angel
Lazaro Perez Raul
Angelina Estrada Olga Rodriquez
Maria Vidal Michele
Dan Ades Felix
Oswaldo Calvo Francisco
Ruben Rabasa Sergio
Michael McCleery Deckhand
Carlos Goméz Cuban Singer
Angel Luis Figueroa Cuban Singer
Robert Escobar Reporter
Mario Ernesto Sanchez Family Member
Carmen Lopez Family Member
Celia Cruz Herself

Technical Credits
Gillian Armstrong Director
Gregory J. Barnett Stunts
Peter Barsocchini Screenwriter
Jim Bloom Producer
Cynthia Cidre Screenwriter
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
David Gribble Cinematographer
John Mark Harrington Art Director
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Lauren Lloyd Producer
Leslie Morales Set Decoration/Design
Wallis Nicita Producer
John Reinhart Art Director
John Scott Editor
David Streit Associate Producer
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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