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For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (VHS) (2000) (Tv-Film)

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews


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  • Actors: Andy Garcia, Mia Maestro, Gloria Estefan, David Paymer, Charles S. Dutton
  • Directors: Joseph Sargent
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: High Fliers
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000X4FQ1G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,695 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Product description

Made-for-tv biopic starring Andy Garcia (The Untouchables) as Cuban jazz trumpeter.

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Great film and terrific trumpet playing. Watched four times already. Delivery was good...
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I saw this film about two years ago and I really enjoyed it. I believe Garcia's rendition of Arturo Sandoval was great as was the soundtrack of film. A magical musical journey and a very entertaining film!
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Really fascinating account of Arturo Sandoval's life and lovely to hear the music - though there wasn't enough of it.
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Great acting and music
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 68 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excitement, culture, adventure, love and beutiful music throughout the movie. 24 Nov. 2014
By Loretta J. Hilber - Published on Amazon.com
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It was a wonderful story depicting the struggles of one certain trumpet player who clearly loves music and wants to share it with America. Events in Cuba prevent him from playing American lyrics. The movie depicts his very personal struggle to get past the walls that hold he, his wife, his children and his family. He made several attempts to defect to no avail. There were heartaches and disappointments, but he persevered. There were cultural differences between Cuba and the United States. Arturo continues the struggle to get his family to the United States throughout the movie and the excitement and adventure builds. This movie is based on a True Story and it's wonderful!
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The couldn't have chosen a better actor to play Arturo Sandoval. Andy Garcia is riveting in this performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Marriage 23 Jun. 2009
By Flavah - Published on Amazon.com
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I just finished viewing For Love of Country. Being a huge jazz fan, as well as of Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan, I thought I might enjoy this film purely as art. I was not prepared for the education I received about Cuba and the Cuban people. The condition of most Cubans as portrayed in this film is unimaginable. It made me appreciate my freedoms as an American all the more.

Politics aside, this film is the perfect marriage of jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and passion. I cannot understand how it is possible for anyone to play the way Sandoval does! The things he does with a trumpet are transcendent.

Watch for an excellent performance by Charles S. Dutton as Dizzy Gillespie. Garcia and Maestro are combustible---their passion nearly ignites the screen. If you are a jazz lover, a lover of Cuba or Cubans, or both, watch this film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cuban Jazz Hits the Free World 17 Nov. 2010
By Jerry Sexton - Published on Amazon.com
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This bio-flick traces Arturo Sandoval's career as a talented but frustrated musician in Havana. Under the Castro dictatorship, Sandoval is very limited in expanding his musical potential. On a world tour with Dizzy Gillespie, he seizes an opportunity to escape to the West and be free to explore jazz idioms that are forbidden in Communist Cuba. The story blends great jazz music along with the poignant struggle of a caged artist.
The anxiety caused by separation from his family makes Sandoval's story especially compelling. Andy Garcia delivers a marvelous performance as the gifted musician who summons the courage to break free.
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this - you will LOVE it! 2 Sept. 2014
By O-L-S - Published on Amazon.com
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Played this DVD before seeing Arturo in person for the first time. I was very impressed with how good the DVD was and blown away with his life story. And of course his trumpet playing is the best! I was moved by what a great and talented performer he is but also what a nice nice person. The movie does not exaggerate!
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story 22 July 2014
By Dale Sanders - Published on Amazon.com
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First saw this on HBO when it came out, and have always wanted a DVD copy of it. It's the true story of one of the greatest Jazz musicians of our time, and documents his journey to America from communist Cuba. The soundtrack is worth the purchase alone, with the music by Arturo Sandoval himself.
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