Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

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A man can be destroyed but not defeated, although the desultory Papa: Hemingway in Cuba makes one feel as if both can be accomplished by watching a single film.



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The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, PAPA: Hemingway in Cuba is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Their relationship began in the late 1950's when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, wrote a fan letter to his idol. Myers thought he was being pranked when the larger than life Hemingway phoned the newsroom a week later, inviting him to Havana. "Good letter, kid," the famous voice growled. "You like to fish?" Hidden away at his private estate with his wife Mary, the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking, and finding his voice while the Cuban Revolution boils up around them. In this turbulent landscape, observing an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength while recognizing that all of our heroes are human.


Giovanni Ribisi
as Denne Bart Petitclerc
Adrian Sparks
as Ernest Hemingway
Joely Richardson
as Mary Hemingway
Minka Kelly
as Debbie Hunt
James Remar
as Santo Trafficante
Mariel Hemingway
as Woman Guest
Shaun Toub
as Evan Shipman
Jeff Jonas
as Jim Miller
Anthony Molinari
as John Fletcher
Roque Moreno
as Luis Herrara
Joseph Bertot
as Roberto Herrara
Alexis Diaz de Villegas
as Paxtachi Ibarlucia
Guillermo Figueroa
as Fernando Mesa
Jorge Luis Lopez
as Cuban Coast Guard Captain
Ernesto delCanal
as Young Cuban Officer
Carlos E. Almirante
as Checkpoint Soldier
Bill Immerman
as Male Guest
Raul Bravo
as Derrick
Phil Melancon
as Englishman
Karen Beyer
as Texas Woman
Roberto Vina
as Floridita Waiter
Ramón Arístides
as Luis Floridita Bartender
Bobby Williams
as Luncheon Guest
Lorena Toub
as Luncheon Guest
Angel Luis Fernandez
as Ambos Mundos Bartender
Ernesto Vidal
as Trafficante Bodyguard
Marcial Reyes
as Cuban Secret Policeman
Hairo Herrera Martinez
as Cuban Secret Policeman
Alexis Ramirez Mena
as Cuban Secret Policeman
Kelly Beatriz
as Hemingway Maid
Ranulfo Quiala
as Son de alla Musician
Clemente Echavarria
as Son de alla Musician
Carlos Francisco Diaz
as Son de alla Musician
Julio Luis Sersa
as Leopoldo y su grupo Musician
Juan Felix Rondon
as Leopoldo y su grupo Musician
Eduardo Granadillo
as Leopoldo y su grupo Musician
Jose Leopoldo Alvarez
as Leopoldo y su grupo Musician
Guillermo Perez
as Trio Caribe Musician
Henri Collazo
as Trio Caribe Musician
Osvaldo Rivero
as Trio Caribe Musician
Nico Ciccone-Scott
as Ed Myers at 4
Innis Casey
as Ed's Father
Chad Roberts
as Ed Myers at 14
Jake Elliott
as Older Boy
Shelly Neal
as Salvation Army Woman
Gregg Hirsch
as Shop Owner
Andrew Neal
as Shop Boy
Faith Busby
as Mom with Stroller
Joe Newberry
as Dad with Stroller
Kim Evans
as Woman on Sidewalk
Hunter Goodgion
as Man on Sidewalk
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