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Caboblanco (Cabo Blanco) (1981)

Caboblanco (Cabo Blanco) (1981)

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In this strange, unsatisfying remake of Casablanca, directed by J. Lee Thompson, a bar owner helps a woman find a missing fortune. Right after the end of WWII, Giff Hoyt (Charles Bronson) owns a bar in Peru into which Marie Allesandri (Dominique Sanda) enters one day, in search of her lover and some missing money. Matters are complicated by Gunther Beckdorff (Jason Robards), a Nazi who has his own plans for the money. Terredo (Fernando Rey) observes all the action and helps at an important moment. Despite the very good cast which also includes Camilla Sparv and Gilbert Roland, all of the various subplots and characters fail to gel, and Caboblanco is confusing, unsatisfying and slow-moving. Any fan of Casablanca should skip this and see the original again.

Cast

Charles Bronson
as Gifford Hoyt
Jason Robards
as Gunther Beckdorff
Dominique Sanda
as Marie Claire Allesandri
Simon MacCorkindale
as Lewis Clarkson
Gilbert Roland
as Dr. Ramirez
James Booth
as John Baker
Jorge Russek
as Minister
Clifton James
as Lorrimer
Jose Chavez
as Bustamante
Manuel Martin
as Inquest Clerk
Aldo Sambrell
as Policeman
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Remaking a unique classic like Casablanca would be an act of sheer folly, so here we have a movie that kinda-sorta-maybe-vaguely can be called a remake. Even without comparisons, this one's a snoozer.

October 2, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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