Popi Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

G|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
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: Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Reuben Figueroa, Miguel Alejandro, Arny Freeman, Joan Tompkins, Anthony Holland, Louis Zorich

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Herbert B. Leonard Productions

Keywords: 1960s, Girlfriend, Intense, Emotional, Amusing, Hospital, Sacrifice, Son, Quest


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama