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->''"Night train to [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Mundo Fine]]\\
Night train to the end\\
Running hard and running fast\\
To meet my future and away from my past\\
Taking that gamble that cannot last\\
Night train to the end"''
-->--'''Creator/JohnCarradine''', "Night Train To Mundo Fine"


''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 survive. 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.)

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" to [[strike:New Mexico]] Cuba to [[HistoricalInJoke pave the way for the main Bay of Pigs invasion]], only to be foiled by [[strike:a guy with a badly-fitted fake beard]] FidelCastro, 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, 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.

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E19RedZoneCuba episode recap page]].
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!! This film contains examples of:

* {{Acrofatic}}: Griffin
* ActingForTwo: Producer Tony Cordoza plays both Landis and El Presidente himself.
* AntiHero: Supposedly Griffin (maybe), though any audience sympathy has evaporated by the time he's raping the restaurant owner's blind daughter.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Apparently the entire process of enlisting, completing training, and being deployed on a top secret mission only takes 24 hours. Moreover, the US Army is willing to enlist hobos, some of whom have criminal records.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Well, they do have one advantage]]; [[WeHaveReserves they're expendable.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Coffee, vigilantism, death, misery, light aircraft, death, misery, the "Yucca Mountain" location (probably somewhere in Kern County), death, misery, big breasts aimed at the camera, death, misery, coffee -- it must be a Coleman Francis film!
* BananaRepublic: Cuba is portrayed as this
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Griffin and company get involved in The Bay of Pigs invasion.
* 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
* {{Bookends}}: ''Red Zone Cuba'' begins and ends with the phrase "ran all the way to hell".
* CaliforniaDoubling: Reasonably well for Arizona - except it's Nevada. Not nearly so well for Cuba.
* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine, who's listed as a "guest star".
* TheCastShowOff: Carradine again. His voice may be crusty, but the man can carry a tune.
* ChronicVillainy: Griffin announces his intention to "go legit" less than thirty seconds before whipping one of his friends with a belt and robbing him.
** Hell, Griffin seems incapable of passing up the opportunity to commit ''any'' crime. His response to seeing a man with a blind daughter is to throw the man down a well and rape the daughter. And still he wonders why he can't go legit...
* DangerousDeserter: Our three "heroes", after their escape from Cuba.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Griffin, [[InformedAbility supposedly]].
* 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.]]"
* 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!
* TheEeyore: The restaurant owner. Being murdered by Griffin was probably the best thing that ever happened to him.
* FatBastard: Griffin
* FramingDevice: The whole movie is a flashback being told by the driver of a train that the trio briefly rode on. How he knew all the details of their story (or any, considering he tells a reporter that he never saw them and it was dark anyway) is left unsaid.
* GainaxEnding: "Griffin, he ran all the way to hell... with a penny and a broken cigarette."
* GroinAttack. The dog, on itself, on the barb wire fance.
* HairTriggerTemper: Griffin
* TheHeroDies: Well, it depends on your definition of [[DesignatedHero "hero"]]
* HollywoodDarkness: Several "night" scenes are clearly shot in the daylight.
* InformedAbility: It's hard to believe Griffin could be a magnate of ''anything'', much less "The Cotton King of the South".
* LoveableRogue: Griffin is supposed to be this.
** VillainProtagonist: What Griffin actually is.
* MoneyDearBoy: The only explanation for John Carradine being in this movie. A lot of people would be surprised at how much tasteless exploitation John Carradine is in because of this very reason.
* TheMusical: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20030402184739/http://www11.brinkster.com/kundo3/rzc/main.html Oh, yes.]]
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Griffin beats someone up for reading in a newspaper a report that his wife has become a prostitute.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Obviously Cherokee Jack isn't supposed to be an actual Cherokee, but there's still no explanation as to why an airplane pilot in the Arizona desert has a Brooklyn accent.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Chastain
* PetTheDog: At one point while driving, Griffin sees that Cook is freezing in their convertible, so puts the top up.
** The trio also initially act nice towards Chastain's wife, but you never know - Griffin is a ticking time bomb.
* RandomEventsPlot
* [[BuryYourDisabled Rape Your Disabled]]: Griffin forces himself on a blind woman.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin:
-->"CHEROKEE~JACK"\\
WILL FLIE YOU ANYWHERE ?\\
RATES PRETTIE REASONEBLE;\\\
SIGNED\\
- Cherokee Jack-
** Even thought it's deliberate misspelling, director Francis even manages to screw up the joke by allowing the viewer less than two seconds to read the sign.
* ScareChord: Following "He ran all the way to hell..." (to which Servo replies "But there's always a stop in Wausau!")
* 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.
* StupidEvil: Griffin seems incapable of ''not'' committing a crime.
* ThemeParkVersion: The way this movie presents the US Army.
* TitleThemeTune: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYl_YzcJMKU Night Train to Mundo Fine]]", except the title of the movie was later changed.
* TooDumbToLive: The Three Hobos, for hitching a plane ride with Cherokee Jack, who is unable to spell "fly"
* UnexplainedRecovery: Chastain, the dying soldier, whose fever is magically cured and [[OffscreenTeleportation somehow teleports]] back to the US.
** TogetherInDeath, perhaps?
* VillainProtagonist: Griffin
* WorstAid: Sure, a cup of water is the perfect cure for gangrene.
** And don't forget to throw the gunshot victim onto a blanket in the back of your pickup truck before driving over a long series of dirt tracks in the desert.
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