Director: Arthur Hiller Cast: Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Miguel Alejandro



Striving for a better life for his two sons, a Puerto Rican immigrant named Popi (Alan Arkin) goes about his mission in a singularly eccentric fashion in this comedy from director Arthur Hiller. So intent is Harlem resident Abraham "Popi" Rodriguez (Arkin) upon providing his boys with the American dream, that he puts off marrying his beautiful girlfriend Lupe (Rita Moreno) in order to carry out the mother of all harebrained schemes. After instructing his boys how to row with lessons in Central Park, Popi takes them to Florida and sets them adrift on the ocean, knowing that two cute "refugees from Cuba" seeking asylum in the U.S. will become celebrity cases and probably be adopted by rich WASP's. Popi's plan works like a charm, with his sons even earning an audience with the president, but a visit to the hospital where they're recovering from their ordeal at sea sinks his big plans.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2003
UPC: 0027616884503
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer ; English: Mono; Spanish: Mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Abraham
Rita Moreno Lupe
Miguel Alejandro Junior
Ruben Figueroa Luis
John Harkins Harmon
Joan Tompkins Miss Musto
Anthony Holland Pickett
Arny Freeman Mr. Diaz
Barbara Dana Receptionist
Antonia Rey Mrs. Cruz
Arnold Soboloff Dr. Perle
Victor Junquera Novitas Man
Gladys Velez Silvia
Anita Dangler Nurse
Judith Lowry Old Lady

Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director
Anthony Ciccolini Editor
Dominic Frontiere Score Composer,Songwriter
Norman Gimbel Songwriter
Robert Gundlach Art Director
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Herbert B. Leonard Producer
Mike Maggi Makeup
Les Pine Screenwriter
Tina Pine Screenwriter
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Good Kids/Main Title [9:50]
2. Trouble [4:41]
3. Popi's Fears [6:43]
4. Working Man/"Free!" [5:20]
5. Uncle Chico [5:51]
6. "I'm Going to Do It!" [5:15]
7. The Perfect Plan [7:21]
8. Practice/"Loco!" [12:27]
9. Life Lesson/Miami [7:31]
10. Extreme Measures [7:49]
11. No News/Despair [8:33]
12. Found! [8:51]
13. "Men of Courage" [5:05]
14. Beautiful Lies [7:02]
15. "Father!"/Happy Ending? [8:10]
16. Home/End Credits [2:39]

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