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3 Days in Havana


83 minutes – Comedy-Drama
Release date: March 28, 2014
Canadian distributor: Entertainment One

Jack Petty sits in an airport bar, nursing a drink. He’s on a stopover halfway to Havana on a routine business trip. Also in the bar is a sexy lady who chats him up, giving him travel tips and whispering something scary in his ear. He’ll meet her again, in the midst of a conspiracy that includes assassination, kidnapping and more. This film has a lot of tradition behind it: some major Hitchcock (particularly Strangers on a Train and The 39 Steps); the wised-up dialogue of old film noir; and the gritty detail and sharp plot twists of contemporary thrillers. It’s all put across with high spirits, and the cast is stellar playing roles as diverse as a slick member of the Canadian Consulate to a ruthless mob boss, and many other colourful characters, none of them trustworthy and most of them with their sights set on poor Jack. He’ll have to outwit, outrun or outfight them all—a tall order for a mere businessman on a conference trip. But he’s surprisingly cool under pressure. The fun here comes not just from the close shaves and slick repartee but from the knowledge, quickly acquired, that nothing is what it seems in this Canada-Cuba co-production. Three Days in Havana screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival in September 2013.

Three Days in Havana, movie poster,



Gil Bellows
Sidney Chiu
Gordon MacDonald
Tony Pantages

Executive Producer:

Michael Blum
Chris Conrad
Edward Furtak
Bryan Gliserman,
Sebastian Gutierrez
Jeffrey Latimer
Rob Neilson
Steve Pink
J.P. Veitch


Gil Bellows
Tony Pantages


Gil Bellows
Tony Pantages


Pieter Stathis


Rob Neilson


Keith Power

Cast: Roles:

Gil Bellows
Greg Wise
Michael Eklund
Lauren Lee Smith
Christopher Heyerdahl
Kris Holden-Ried
John Cassini
Phyllida Law
Rya Kihlstedt
Robin Dunne
Moneca Delain
Don McKellar
Tygh Runyan
Oluniké Adeliyi
Kristine Cofsky

Jack Petty
Harry Smith
Intense Man
Francis Libby
The Broker
Flight Attendant