My Little Assassin

Overview

This made-for-TV drama was based on the true story of Marita Lorenz Gabrielle Anwar, an idealistic American of Latin descent who, in 1959, became fascinated with Fidel Castro Joe Mantegna, the revolutionary leader who had recently seized control of Cuba. Against the wishes of her mother Alice Jill Clayburgh, who works with the CIA, Marita travels to Cuba in hopes of meeting the charismatic leader. Fidel is quite taken with her, and he immediately asks her to stay on as his translator and secretary. But it quickly...
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Overview

This made-for-TV drama was based on the true story of Marita Lorenz Gabrielle Anwar, an idealistic American of Latin descent who, in 1959, became fascinated with Fidel Castro Joe Mantegna, the revolutionary leader who had recently seized control of Cuba. Against the wishes of her mother Alice Jill Clayburgh, who works with the CIA, Marita travels to Cuba in hopes of meeting the charismatic leader. Fidel is quite taken with her, and he immediately asks her to stay on as his translator and secretary. But it quickly becomes obvious that Fidel's greatest interest in Marita is not professional; they are soon having an affair, and she becomes pregnant with his child. Marita becomes disillusioned with Fidel, believing that power has led him to betray many of the principles he fought for, but she's shocked and confused when she becomes frighteningly dizzy and passes out, only to wake up in New York City several days later, without her baby. Alice tells Marita that she was rescued in a daring raid after Fidel's henchmen poisoned her and aborted her unborn child. Alice now tries to persuade Marita to return to Cuba -- not to help Fidel, but to assassinate him. Originally produced for the Lifetime cable network, My Little Assassin also stars Robert Davi, Ada Maris, and Scott Paulin. The real Marita Lorenz served as an advisor to the production.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2010
  • UPC: 096009970697
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Echo Bridge
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,882

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Mantegna Fidel Castro
Robert Davi
Gabrielle Anwar
Scott Paulin
Tony Plana
Reiner Schöne
Ada Maris
John Verea
Geoffrey Rivas
Mike Moroff
Glenn Morshower
Dean Norris
Jill Clayburgh Alice Lorenz
Technical Credits
Jack Bender Director
Chad S. Hoffmann Executive Producer
Howard Korder Original Story, Screenwriter
David Schwartz Score Composer
Robert Schwartz Executive Producer
Ramey Ward Original Story
Crystal Zevon Original Story
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Little Assassin
1. Where I Belong [6:28]
2. Dr. Castro [5:42]
3. Secretarial Position [5:55]
4. My Angel [4:52]
5. Frank Sturgis [3:59]
6. Viva Cuba Libre [6:59]
7. Cuban Tourist [6:01]
8. Juggling [7:36]
9. Loyalties [5:20]
10. God's Warrior [7:28]
11. Heroism [4:34]
12. Do Your Job [5:30]
13. Coming Home [9:44]
14. Proof [3:31]
15. Reunion [7:37]
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