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      Fires Within

      R Released Jun 28, 1991 1 hr. 32 min. Drama List
      Reviews 30% 250+ Ratings Audience Score In 1982, Cuban political activist Nestor (Jimmy Smits) is ripped from the arms of his loving wife, Isabel (Greta Scacchi), and thrown in jail for dissidence. Frightened, Isabel flees with their daughter by sea to America. Off the coast of Florida, she meets Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio), a kind fisherman who sees them safely to Miami's Little Havana. Eight years later, Isabel is happy in the arms of Sam -- until a recently freed Nestor reaches Miami in hope of a romantic reunion. Read More Read Less

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      dave j A love triangle among three people, between a young Cuban woman, Isabel (Greta Schacci) with her child, her rescuer, Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) the skipper of the vessel he used to save her on, and her actual Cuban husband, Nestor (Jimmy Smits) who was a political prisoner, and was just freed to live in Miami, Florida with his wife and child after spending 8 years in solitary confinement locked in a Cuban prison. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This move was a disappointment. The "romance" between Isabel and Sam was never explained. They had these stupid flashback scenes and no real information. It would have been nice to see both stories told. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Catherine Cantieri Apollo Guide Rated: 72/100 Jul 30, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1982, Cuban political activist Nestor (Jimmy Smits) is ripped from the arms of his loving wife, Isabel (Greta Scacchi), and thrown in jail for dissidence. Frightened, Isabel flees with their daughter by sea to America. Off the coast of Florida, she meets Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio), a kind fisherman who sees them safely to Miami's Little Havana. Eight years later, Isabel is happy in the arms of Sam -- until a recently freed Nestor reaches Miami in hope of a romantic reunion.
      Director
      Gillian Armstrong
      Executive Producer
      Jim Bloom
      Screenwriter
      Cynthia Cidre
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 28, 1991, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 17, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $67.3K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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