For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story


2h 7m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Biopic about Arturo Sandoval, the Cuban jazz trumpeter who struggled against the Cuban government's attempts to suppress his art. Sandoval's early music career was stifled in Cuba, where he was forced to play in state-run orchestras, but he chose to stay because of his passionate love for his wife,

Film Details

Also Known As
Arturo Sandoval, Havana Nocturne
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Biopic about Arturo Sandoval, the Cuban jazz trumpeter who struggled against the Cuban government's attempts to suppress his art. Sandoval's early music career was stifled in Cuba, where he was forced to play in state-run orchestras, but he chose to stay because of his passionate love for his wife, Marianela, an ardent Castro supporter. His devotion to jazz was validated by a chance meeting with Dizzy Gillespie, who would later become instrumental in orchestrating Sandoval's escape. He ultimately defected to the United States in 1989 during a European tour with Gillespie. He went on to win widespread critical acclaim and three Grammy awards.

Crew

David T Alban

Props

Luis Raul Alcocer

Electrician

Jose Alvarado

Electrician

Sara Alvarez

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bobby Amor

On-Set Dresser

Jay Amor

Stunts

Howard Anderson

Titles And Opticals

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elizabeth R. Balmaseda

Associate Producer

Jason Barfield

Electrician

Jellybean Benitez

Music Supervisor

Jellybean Benitez

Executive Producer

Charles C Bennett

Production Designer

Sajid Berrios

Grip

Christian R Beyer

Location Assistant

Eric Bidinger

Colorist

P. J. Bloom

Music Coordinator

Dominique Borrell

Makeup Assistant

Clive Brown

Construction Coordinator

Duke L Brown

Sound Editor

Mike Brown

Editor

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Gladys Bustos

Props Buyer

Anne Cabral

Production Coordinator

Ed Calle

Other

Jay Cannistraci

Makeup

Emmauel Carrion

Electrician

Chris Carroll

Sound

Jason Chavez

Electrician

Bill Cimino

Set Decorator

Manuel Cintron

Electrician

Caridad Collazo

Hair

Leslie Colombani

Best Boy

Luis E Colon Arroyo

Craft Service

Ronn Cooney

Key Grip

Celia D. Costas

Producer

Juan Carlos Coto

Consultant

Larry W Cranshaw

Transportation Coordinator

Marcon Cruz

Electrician

Victor Cruz Cruz

Grip

Ramon Cuadrado

Dolly Grip

Mark Dane

Other

Shirley Davis

Production Supervisor

Will Davis

Assistant Sound Editor

Alicia Decordova

Assistant

Jorge Del Barrio

Music Conductor

Jorge Del Barrio

Original Music

Carmen Alonzo Delvino

Caterer

Dan Demirgian

Electrician

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Cecele Destefano

Art Director

Buddy Devingo

Caterer

Alfonso Diaz

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Doyle

Props

Joseph Drago

Associate Producer

Joe Earle

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert Easton

Dialect Coach

Will Edwards

Music

Bradford Ellis

Other

Jerry Encarnacion

Electrician

Rod England

On-Set Dresser

Luis R. Estrella

Location Manager

Joey Federici

Craft Service

Joe Foglia

Sound Mixer

Jan Foster

Unit Production Manager

Bob Frederickson

Color Timer

Marcy Froehlich

Assistant Costume Designer

Walter G Fuller

Song

Lazaro Galarraga

Song

Bob Galene

Photography

Andy Garcia

Song

Andy Garcia

Music Supervisor

Andy Garcia

Executive Producer

George Gershwin

Song

Ina Gershwin

Song

Dizzy Gillespie

Song

Dizzy Gillespie

Song Performer

J Giron

Song

Genessa Goldsmith Proctor

Scenic Artist

Jose B Gonzalez

Other

Ellen S Gordon

Production Supervisor

Scott L Gordon

Grip

Ernesto Grenez

Song

Betty Abbott Griffin

Script Supervisor

Luis Grinan-camacho

Song

Kenneth Grubiraman

Music

Charles Guanci

Property Master

Margeret Guerra Rogers

Music Supervisor

Hope Hanafin

Costume Designer

Brian P Harris

Props

James Harris

Construction Coordinator

Kevin Harris

Special Effects

Melanie Hartford

Extras Casting Assistant

Maureen Hendricks

Other

John Hendrickson

Song

James Hendrix

Other

Leslie Herman

Set Costumer

George Hernandez

Post-Production Supervisor

George Martin Hernandez

Post-Production Assistant

George Hernandez

Associate Producer

Jose Caridad Hernandez

Song

Dennis M Hill

Other

John Hinchie

Props

Paula Hoppe

Other

Jimmy Hoyson

Music

Donita Huffman

Assistant Set Decorator

Billy Hughes

Music Contractor

Craig Huston

Assistant Director

Barbara Issak

Dialogue Editor

Loida Jeannot

Hair Assistant

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Darin Jones

Other

Luis Jurado

Transportation Captain

Larry Kaster

Gaffer

Marc H Katz

Craft Service

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Richard Kruder

On-Set Dresser

Jerry Lane

Camera Assistant

Luis Legra

Music

P J Lopez

Rigging Gaffer

Luis A Maldonado

Electrician

Mike Marchain

Assistant Sound Editor

Jose Mardi

Song

Alexa Marino

Art Department Coordinator

William Marquez

Dialect Coach

William Marquez

Choreographer

Mark Marshall

Post-Production Coordinator

Richard Eddy Martinez

Other

William C. Mcconnell Jr.

Camera Assistant

Russ Mcelhatton

Camera Operator

Russell Mcelhatton

Camera Operator

Joe Mcjimsey

Assistant Editor

Gilbert Medina Cruz

Assistant

Karen Meisels

Casting Associate

Berthold Meltz

Location Scout

Sean Meyer

Grip

Michael Mitzil

Foreman

Chitra F Mojtabai

Assistant Director

Raphael Molinary

Grip

Donald M Morgan

Director Of Photography

Freddye Feliz Nunez

Grip

Julian Orbon

Song

Raymond Orraca

Electrician

Al Paconi

Camera Operator

Henry Padilla

Caterer

John Patteson

Special Effects

Tanya Peel

Other

Felix Perez

Caterer

Geronimo Perez

Electrician

Mari Socorro Perez

Wardrobe

Orlando Perez

Grip

Robert Peterson

Camera Assistant

Susan Wood Peterson

Other

Jennifer Phillips

Dialogue Editor

Enrique Pinerua

Post-Production Assistant

Chano Poso

Song

Arnold Pouch

Rigging Gaffer

K G Ramsey

Hair

Georgi Ramsland

Music

Dana Reaves Bolla

Production Accountant

Mitch Reeves

Dolly Grip

Sue Rhoden

Tailor

Rachel Richardson

Accounting Assistant

Robert Richardson

Assistant Property Master

Leopoldo Riera

Craft Service

Ray Rifice

Music

Brian Risner

Sound Editor

Holly Ritchie

Other

Paul Rivera

Grip

Francisco J Roman

Grip

Jack H Rose

Electrician

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

Brian Ruberg

Foley Mixer

Joseph Sabella

Foley Artist

John R Salemi

Props

Sue Salzano

On-Set Dresser

Arturo Sandoval

Production Consultant

Arturo Sandoval

Original Music

Arturo Sandoval

Song Performer

Arturo Sandoval

Music Conductor

Arturo Sandoval

Music

Arturo Sandoval

Song

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

K H Santy

Boom Operator

Eric Schilling

Song

Wayne Schneiderman

Generator Operator

Nicholas Scott

Art Assistant

Pete Seeger

Song

Patrick Selts

Medic

Timothy J Sexton

Screenplay

Rick Sharp

Makeup

Roger Sherman

Scenic Artist

Gladyris Silva

Costumes

Nancy Sivitz

Props Buyer

Leah Sokolowsky

Assistant Location Manager

Ray Speiss

Adr Editor

Henry W Starling

Grip

Marty Stein

Dialogue Editor

Sunday Stevens

Assistant Director

Paul Stickl

Props

Film Details

Also Known As
Arturo Sandoval, Havana Nocturne
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 18, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Began shooting March 27, 2000.

Completed shooting May 8, 2000.

Previous working title: "Havana Nocturne."