History Film / RedZoneCuba

22nd Aug '17 9:16:03 PM rwe1138
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* TheHeroDies: Well, it depends on your definition of [[DesignatedHero "hero"]]

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* TheHeroDies: Well, it depends on your definition of [[DesignatedHero "hero"]]"hero"]].



* 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.

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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 Griffin's unscrupulous acts, though.
6th Aug '17 5:46:50 PM VoxAquila
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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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* FailedASpotCheck: One of the prisoners keeps a huge painting (a woman (of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Virgin Mary and a child, presumably a religious image) Jesus]]) under his blanket in the Cuban POW camp. How the Cuban guards missed this stretches belief a lot.
20th Jun '17 1:20:26 PM king3000
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* SociopathicHero: Griffin. It was probably unintended -- but if it ''was'' intended, then he's one of the most disturbingly realistic portrayals of a sociopath ever put to film.

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* SociopathicHero: TheSociopath: Griffin. It was probably unintended -- but if it ''was'' intended, then he's one of the most disturbingly realistic portrayals of a sociopath ever put to film.
17th Jun '17 6:09:55 AM king3000
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* 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.

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