History Film / RedZoneCuba

16th Mar '16 9:32:19 AM DavidDelony
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* AuthorAppeal: Coffee, vigilantism, death, misery, light aircraft, death, misery, the "Yucca Mountain" location (probably somewhere in San Bernardino County, California), death, misery,coffee, big breasts aimed at the camera, death, misery, coffee -- it must be a Coleman Francis film!

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* AuthorAppeal: Coffee, vigilantism, death, misery, light aircraft, death, misery, the "Yucca Mountain" location (probably somewhere in San Bernardino County, California), death, misery,coffee, misery, coffee, big breasts aimed at the camera, death, misery, coffee -- it must be a Coleman Francis film!



* MustHaveCaffeine: It's not a Coleman Francis film without coffee.

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* MustHaveCaffeine: It's not a Coleman Francis Creator/ColemanFrancis film without coffee.
3rd Mar '16 10:03:26 PM DavidDelony
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* MustHaveCaffeine: It's not a Coleman Francis film without coffee.
3rd Mar '16 10:02:35 PM DavidDelony
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* AuthorAppeal: Coffee, vigilantism, death, misery, light aircraft, death, misery, the "Yucca Mountain" location (probably somewhere in San Bernardino County, California), death, misery, big breasts aimed at the camera, death, misery, coffee -- it must be a Coleman Francis film!

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* AuthorAppeal: Coffee, vigilantism, death, misery, light aircraft, death, misery, the "Yucca Mountain" location (probably somewhere in San Bernardino County, California), death, misery, misery,coffee, big breasts aimed at the camera, death, misery, coffee -- it must be a Coleman Francis film!
8th Jan '16 7:51:04 AM JamesAustin
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** TogetherInDeath, perhaps?
4th Dec '15 12:01:39 PM MarkLungo
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: David Carradine is not only a "[[TheCameo guest star]]" but he also sang the theme song, "Night Train to Mundo Fine."

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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: David John Carradine is not only a "[[TheCameo guest star]]" but he also sang sings the theme song, "Night Train to Mundo Fine."
4th Dec '15 11:52:17 AM MarkLungo
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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 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 Cuba 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.)
8th Nov '15 10:47:09 AM Theriocephalus
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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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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 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.
30th Oct '15 10:54:28 PM wrm5
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "[[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Red_Zone_Cuba_1966.aspx?Page=2 As John Carradine's picture fades away, we suddenly hear the voice of Satan himself. No, wait, I'm sorry, I got that wrong. Actually, what we hear is John Carradine singing [!!!!] this movie's theme song.]]"

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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "[[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Red_Zone_Cuba_1966.aspx?Page=2 As John Carradine's picture fades away, we suddenly hear the voice of Satan himself. No, wait, I'm sorry, I got that wrong. Actually, what we hear is John David Carradine singing [!!!!] this movie's is not only a "[[TheCameo guest star]]" but he also sang the theme song.]]"song, "Night Train to Mundo Fine."
30th Oct '15 3:24:39 PM wrm5
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Griffin

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* {{Acrofatic}}: GriffinGriffin is capable of surprising athleticism despite being overweight.



* BananaRepublic: Cuba is portrayed as this

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* BananaRepublic: Cuba is portrayed as thisthis, which makes sense considering this is the way the U.S. government's propaganda portrayed them at the time.



* BittersweetEnding: Arguably a Happy Ending, depending on your opinion of Griffin, but he is shot down but Chastaine is revealed to be alive and well and reunited with his wife.
* BookDumb: Cherokee Jack

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* BittersweetEnding: Arguably a Happy Ending, depending on your opinion of Griffin, but he Griffin. Griffin is shot gunned down but Chastaine and killed, and his two "friends" are both arrested. Chastain, meanwhile, is revealed to be alive and well and is reunited with his wife.
* BookDumb: Cherokee JackJack, if the horrid spelling on his sign is any indication.



* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine, who's listed as a "guest star."

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* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine, who's 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."



* DiabolicalMastermind: Griffin, [[InformedAbility supposedly]].

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* DiabolicalMastermind: Griffin, [[InformedAbility supposedly]].supposedly. He supposedly pulled off a somewhat clever scheme before the movie began, selling off a massive load of cotton only to steal it back and sell it again. Then again, it clearly wasn't that clever since he got caught, and nothing he see him do on screen is anywhere near that smart.



* FatBastard: Griffin

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* FatBastard: GriffinGriffin. As the various entries on this page show, he's not exactly a nice man, and he's grossly overweight.



* HairTriggerTemper: Griffin

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* HairTriggerTemper: GriffinGriffin, who seems ready to completely lose his shit at the drop of a hat. Most notably, he strangles one of his friends for simply saying he read about his wife in a newspaper... and said friend didn't even realize the woman ''was'' his wife!



* TheMusical: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20030402184739/http://www11.brinkster.com/kundo3/rzc/main.html Oh, yes.]]

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%% * TheMusical: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20030402184739/http://www11.brinkster.com/kundo3/rzc/main.html Oh, yes.]]



* OffscreenTeleportation: Chastain

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* OffscreenTeleportation: ChastainChastain. Last we saw him he was locked up in a Cuban P.O.W. camp waiting to be executed by firing squad, then he shows up again in the United States, alive and well, at the end of the movie.



* RandomEventsPlot

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* RandomEventsPlotRandomEventsPlot: Griffin meets Landis and Cook on the highway, joins the Army with them, gets captured in Cuba, comes back to the United States and murders a restaurant owner, then tries to go mining for tungsten with Chastain's wife... the only thing tying all of these things together are the characters and their quest to get rich.



* ScareChord: Following "He ran all the way to hell..." (to which Servo replies "But there's always a stop in Wausau!")

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* ScareChord: Following "He ran all the way to hell..." (to which Servo replies "But there's always a stop in Wausau!")"



* VillainProtagonist: Griffin
* WorstAid: Sure, a cup of water is the perfect cure for gangrene.

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* VillainProtagonist: Griffin
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.
* WorstAid: WorstAid:
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Sure, a cup of water is the perfect cure for gangrene.
21st Jun '15 2:56:54 PM AnotherGuy
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* GroinAttack. The dog, on itself, on the barb wire fance.

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* GroinAttack. GroinAttack:
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The dog, on itself, on the barb wire fance.fance.
** Griffin mashes a fellow enlistee's face on his knee, but thanks to the angle and the blocking, it looks like he's shoving the man's face into his ''crotch'' to knock him out. To be fair, the man is probably grateful he didn't choose the latter.
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