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Popi

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Genial Puerto Rican widower Abraham Rodriguez (Alan Arkin), known as "Popi" to his preteen sons, grapples with poverty and hardship in their Spanish Harlem neighborhood. Desperate to provide his sons every opportunity to succeed, and noting the reverence with which Americans treat Cuban immigrants, Popi lights upon a wild scheme. He sets his boys afloat in a boat off the coast of Florida, confident that they will be "rescued" as Cuban refugees and adopted by wealthy patrons.

Cast & Crew

Tina Pine
Screenwriter
Les Pine
Screenwriter
Dominic Frontiere
Original Music
Andrew Laszlo
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Anthony Ciccolini
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Robert Gundlach
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Sol Stern
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Albert Wolsky
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Critic Reviews for Popi

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Audience Reviews for Popi

  • Sep 10, 2009
    This is supposed to be one of the best and most popular movies of all time in its native country, but it didn't really do it for me.
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2009
    Although it buckles a little under the weight of it's preposterous premise, it's still a must-see for Alan Arkin fans. He's truly at the top of his game.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2007
    Yet again I say, Alan Arkin deserved his Oscar this year. This is a powerfully quiet film about love and the lengths to which a parent might go in order to express that love. Arkin's misguided plan to find a better life for his sons only goes to prove that the bounds of familial love are often too strong to break, no matter how altruistic the intentions may be.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer

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