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The Lost Son of Havana

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NR,1hr 42min
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2009
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Synopsis: Jonathan Hock, who co-directed Through the Fire, which dealt with the auspicious beginning of Sebastian Telfair's NBA career, returns to the sports documentary with The Lost Son of Havana. The movie shows defector and former major league pitcher Luis Tiant as he returns to Cuba after over 46 years in exile, and flashes back to show highlights from his remarkable pro baseball career. It also deals with Tiant's relationship with his father, who was a star pitcher in Cuba and in the Negro Leagues before ... Full Synopsis
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Luis Tiant is one of the more colorful characters in the history of Major League Baseball, and there's a great story to be told about his life. Sadly, in Jonathan Hock's tepid documentary, The Lost Son of Havana, that amazing tale is undercut by Hock's flashy framing device, which involves Tiant returning to Cuba to visit his old neighborhood. The real climax of the film is Tiant's reunion with his ... Read Review
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