For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Poster

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

PG-13|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
In this movie based on a true story, Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is a phenomenal trumpet player, but he faces a major obstacle in pursuing his art: Jazz is illegal in his homeland, Cuba, where only state-sanctioned music can be played. Yearning to escape the repression and censorship of the Castro regime, Sandoval knows the only way he will be able to fulfill his passion will be to flee to the United States. However, he has fallen in love with Marianela (Mia Maestro), a dedicated communist.

Cast: Andy Garcia, Mia Maestro, Gloria Estefan, David Paymer, Charles S. Dutton, Tomas Milian, Freddy Rodríguez, Andhy Méndez

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Passionate, 1990s, 1970s, Escape, Gripping, Inspiring, Wife, Quest, 1980s


Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television