History Film / RedZoneCuba

9th Apr '17 9:57:25 PM Delphi
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* EconomyCast: Practically every actor whose character dies gets resurrected as another. In one case, a dead soldier comes back as a member of the firing squad who killed him!

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* EconomyCast: Practically every actor whose character dies gets resurrected as another. In one case, a dead soldier comes back as a member of the firing squad who killed him!him! Cherokee Jack also shows up as one of Castro's aides.
28th Feb '17 3:04:34 AM Gemser
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Once again various bleak wastelands in Kern, Ventura, and north L.A. Counties portray everything from the Arizona to Cuba. Works reasonably well for the former, not nearly so well for the latter.


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* FailedASpotCheck: One of the prisoners keeps a huge painting (a woman and a child, presumably a religious image) under his blanket in the Cuban POW camp. How the Cuban guards missed this stretches belief a lot.


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* MeaningfulName: Baily ''Chast''ain (read: chaste) is the character in the film, who suffers the most from the communists (they part him from his mine in Arizona) and he shows the most of a capitalist attitude.


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* RedScare: Like ''Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats'', this movie takes it's share in the then popular wave of commie scare movies of the 50s and 60s. However, other than parting Chastain from his uranium mine in Arizona, Cuba (the Communists) is rather portrayed as BananaRepublic. The focus of the story is on Griffins unscrupulous acts, though.
27th Feb '17 4:12:43 PM Gemser
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* ArcWords: The phrase "He [Griffin] ran all the way down to hell, with nothing but a penny and a broken cigarette" is stated in the very beginning and in the very end in way that suggests a huge significance. While the broken cigarette makes at least some kind of sense (Griffith is a heavy smoker throughout the film), the penny does not play any role whatsoever.



* BittersweetEnding: Arguably a Happy Ending, depending on your opinion of Griffin. Griffin is gunned down and killed, and his two "friends" are both arrested. Chastain, meanwhile, is revealed to be alive and well and is reunited with his wife.

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* BittersweetEnding: Arguably a Happy Ending, depending on your opinion of Griffin. Griffin [[spoiler:Griffin is gunned down and killed, and his two "friends" are both arrested. Chastain, meanwhile, is revealed to be alive and well and is reunited with his wife.]]



* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine, who only appears in one scene at the very beginning of the movie, and also he sings the theme song. Despite this he's listed as a "guest star."

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* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine, who only appears in one scene at the very beginning of the movie, and also he sings the theme song.song ("Night Train to Mundo Fine"). Despite this he's listed as a "guest star."



* GainaxEnding: "Griffin, he ran all the way to hell... with a penny and a broken cigarette."

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* GainaxEnding: "Griffin, [[spoiler:"Griffin, he ran all the way to hell... with a penny and a broken cigarette.""]]



** The dog, on itself, on the barb wire fance.

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** The dog, on itself, on the barb wire fance.fence.



* HollywoodDarkness: Several "night" scenes are clearly shot in the daylight.

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* HollywoodDarkness: Several "night" scenes scenes, for example in the Cuban POW-camp, are clearly shot in the daylight.



* VillainProtagonist: Griffin. The entire point of the movie is just watching him commit crime after crime, all while insisting he's totally going to go legit.

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* VillainProtagonist: UnscrupulousHero: Griffin. The entire point of the movie is just watching him commit crime after crime, all while insisting he's totally going to go legit.
7th Feb '17 10:31:40 AM MarkLungo
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After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]"''[[NoYou You]]'' shove off!"[[/note]] to Cuba (well, UsefulNotes/NewMexico posing as Cuba) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers--on the verge of death--owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.

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After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]"''[[NoYou You]]'' shove off!"[[/note]] to Cuba (well, UsefulNotes/NewMexico [[CaliforniaDoubling posing as Cuba) Cuba]]) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers--on the verge of death--owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}}, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.



!! This film contains examples of:

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!! This film contains examples of:
!!Red Tropes Cuba:
7th Feb '17 10:29:57 AM MarkLungo
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After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]You shove off![[/note]] to Cuba (well, New Mexico posing as Cuba) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers--on the verge of death--owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.

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After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]You off"[[note]]"''[[NoYou You]]'' shove off![[/note]] off!"[[/note]] to Cuba (well, New Mexico UsefulNotes/NewMexico posing as Cuba) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers--on the verge of death--owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.
13th Jan '17 12:38:34 PM Mimic1990
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In real life, the ground troops at the Bay of Pigs were almost exclusively Cuban exiles, and spent several months training in Guatemala.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In real life, the ground troops at the Bay of Pigs were almost exclusively Cuban exiles, and spent several months training in Guatemala. Chastain at least is said to be the grandson of Cuban exiles, but most of the other soldiers look like whitebread Americans.
26th Oct '16 4:11:40 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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''Red Zone Cuba'', also known as ''Night Train to Mundo Fine'', is a movie about... well, it's hard to say really. It follows Griffin, an escaped convict and outlaw played by none other than Creator/ColemanFrancis (who also wrote, produced and directed the film) and his two associates as they try to scrabble out a marginal existence as migrant workers in the American South (OK, it's obviously the trashlands around Lancaster in the days before meth labs). They learn that the army is planning to invade UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (good job on the whole "secret" thing, huh?!) and decide to sign-up--so they can desert with the signing bonus. (Unfortunately for them, the Army doesn't pay cash up front.)

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''Red Zone Cuba'', also known as ''Night Train to Mundo Fine'', is a movie about... well, it's hard to say really. It follows Griffin, an escaped convict and outlaw played by none other than Creator/ColemanFrancis (who also wrote, produced and directed the film) and his two associates as they try to scrabble out a marginal existence as migrant workers in the American South (OK, it's obviously the trashlands around Lancaster in the days before meth labs). They learn that the army is planning to invade UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (good job on the whole "secret" thing, huh?!) and decide to sign-up--so sign up--so they can desert with the signing bonus. (Unfortunately for them, the Army doesn't pay cash up front.)
26th Oct '16 4:11:12 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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''Red Zone Cuba'', also known as ''Night Train to Mundo Fine'', is a movie about... well, it's hard to say really. It follows Griffin, an escaped convict and outlaw played by none other than Creator/ColemanFrancis (who also wrote, produced and directed the film) and his two associates as they try to scrabble out a marginal existence as migrant workers in the American South (OK, it's obviously the trashlands around Lancaster in the days before meth labs). They learn that the army is planning to invade UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (good job on the whole "secret" thing, huh?!) and decide to sign-up -- so they can desert with the signing bonus. (Unfortunately for them, the Army doesn't pay cash up front.)

After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]You shove off![[/note]] to Cuba (well, New Mexico posing as Cuba) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers - on the verge of death - owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.

Once back in the US however, the trio are distracted by a restaurant and decide to vent their frustrations by murdering the owner and raping his blind daughter, hopping on a freight train (driven by none other than Creator/JohnCarradine) and stealing each other's keepsakes for petty cash. When they finally get to the mine, the soldier's widow happily offers to split the deeds to the mine with them, and, out of gratitude, Griffin shoots her. The police, finally noticing the 250 pound bald guy murdering his way across the country, close in. Coleman Francis is shot, and his partners surrender. One of the policemen loads the widow's body into the back of his truck and returns her to her home where, by a twist of fate, her soldier husband has just inexplicably arrived home completely well. But his wife is NotQuiteDead, and they share a reunion as the film thankfully shudders to a stop.

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''Red Zone Cuba'', also known as ''Night Train to Mundo Fine'', is a movie about... well, it's hard to say really. It follows Griffin, an escaped convict and outlaw played by none other than Creator/ColemanFrancis (who also wrote, produced and directed the film) and his two associates as they try to scrabble out a marginal existence as migrant workers in the American South (OK, it's obviously the trashlands around Lancaster in the days before meth labs). They learn that the army is planning to invade UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (good job on the whole "secret" thing, huh?!) and decide to sign-up -- so sign-up--so they can desert with the signing bonus. (Unfortunately for them, the Army doesn't pay cash up front.)

After less than 24 hours in boot camp and a laughable desertion attempt, the Army "strike force" (which consists of five guys, and gets {{Handwave}}d by being a preliminary raiding force or something) "shoves off"[[note]]You shove off![[/note]] to Cuba (well, New Mexico posing as Cuba) to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by UsefulNotes/FidelCastro (or, rather, a look-very-vaguely-alike with a badly-fitting false beard), who captures our daring trio and takes them to a POW camp. While in prison, Griffin learns that one of their fellow soldiers - on soldiers--on the verge of death - owns death--owns a valuable uranium/diamond/tungsten mine in Arizona, and the three decide to break out and take control of the mine themselves.

Once back in the US however, the trio are distracted by a restaurant and decide to vent their frustrations by murdering the owner and raping his blind daughter, hopping on a freight train (driven by none other than Creator/JohnCarradine) and stealing each other's keepsakes for petty cash. When they finally get to the mine, the soldier's widow happily offers to split the deeds to the mine with them, and, out of gratitude, Griffin shoots her. The police, finally noticing the 250 pound 250-pound bald guy murdering his way across the country, close in. Coleman Francis is shot, and his partners surrender. One of the policemen loads the widow's body into the back of his truck and returns her to her home where, by a twist of fate, her soldier husband has just inexplicably arrived home completely well. But his wife is NotQuiteDead, and they share a reunion as the film thankfully shudders to a stop.
3rd Jul '16 6:12:10 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* StageWhisper: A downright absurd example. After the sheriff reveals there's a reward of five thousand dollars for Griffin's capture, Cook sharply warns Landis "Griffin'll kill ya!" so he doesn't spill the beans; this is done at normal speaking volume, with the sheriff three feet away and staring right at the pair of them.
19th Jun '16 3:09:46 PM Ezclee4050
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In real life, the ground troops at the Bay of Pigs were almost exclusively Cuban exiles, and spent several months training in Guatemala.
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