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Florida Straits (film)
Florida Straits is a 1986 made-for-television adventure film that originally aired on HBO. It stars Fred Ward, Raul Julia, Daniel Jenkins and Antonio Fargas. The film had several theatrical releases in other countries as well as video premieres in later years but it originally aired in 1986. The production was filmed in South Carolina standing in for Cuba in the 1980s.
Lucky(Ward) operates a for-charter sight-seeing boat in the Florida Keys. He keeps company with salty gambling and drinking barroom types. One day a young man, Mac(Jenkins), recently from college shows up and enters into a poker game with Lucky. Mac is proficient at cards which belie his youthful looks. Lucky unable to pay Mac eventually ends up in a partnership with the young man and the two of them now share Lucky's boat The White Witch. As time goes on a political prisoner from Cuba, called Carlos(Julia), lands in Miami. He has been imprisoned by Castro since 1961 and was a DC-3 pilot during the planned Bay of Pigs Invasion. Carlos eventually meets Lucky and Mac and persuades them to use their boat White Witch to take him back to Cuba. Carlos has two reasons to return to Cuba, a lost lady love whom he thinks is still waiting for him after twenty years and a crate of gold coins he parachuted from the DC-3 just before he bailed out of the aircraft in 1961. The three end up in Cuba and face a band of rebels led by El Gato(Fargas).
The city is located between The Autopista Pascual Palazzo (mostly known as "Panamericana" or "Acceso Norte") highway and the Maipú Avenue. The Acceso Norte splits the district into two neighborhoods: Florida Este (from Panamericana to Maipú Avenue) and Florida Oeste (from Panamericana to De los Constituyentes Avenue).
Florida is served by the Mitre Line, which provides easy access to the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the railway lines, Este and Oeste neighborhoods are also called "Florida Mitre" or "Florida Belgrano". Its main commercial area is centered on General San Martín avenue.
Florida was founded in 1891 when the Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway opened a station in the section from Belgrano that then reached Bartolomé Mitre, Borges and San Isidro. Some versions state that the station (and subsequently the village) was named "Florida" to commemorate a victory over Spanish army in the Paraje La Florida of Alto Perú on May 25, 1814, during the War of Independence.
The station is located below the Avinguda Catalunya, between the Carrer Ceravalls and Carrer Mimoses. It has two entrances, from the Placa Blocs Florida and the Avinguda Masnou, which serve an underground ticket hall. The two 98-metre (322ft) long side platforms are at a lower level.
The film, boldly co-directed by husband-wife team Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, frames Nyad’s perilous voyage through the Florida Straits with years of facts, but it is the passion and physical ardor of Bening, who does all of her own swimming, and co-star Jodie...
"And this is part of the great success of SouthFlorida, entrepreneurship," he said ... "Ironically, they are better off by not being too successful," he said.Cuba entrepreneurs seen as Trojan horses on both shores of the Florida Straits ... The paradox is that pymes are seen as Trojan horses on both sides of the Florida Straits.
Brevard CountySheriff’s Deputy Ben Strait observed TrevorParker McNutt, above, lose control of his vehicle near the exit ramp of I-95 and SR 5-A in north Brevard County ... BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While you were sleeping, Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Strait was out peacekeeping by taking a dangerous drunk off our roadways.
The copper dome was discovered by deep-sea divers in 1980 near the Santa Margarita, a wrecked Spanish treasure galleon that sank in 1622 in the Florida Straits, about 65 km (40 miles) west of Key West...The SantaMargarita treasure galleon sank in 1622 during a hurricane in the Florida Strait, and all 142 of her crew were lost.
...Solo” Oscar winnerJimmy Chin that is debuting at Telluride this week, has generated vociferous complaints online from the world of marathon swimming and resurfaced questions over her most famous accomplishment, the 110-mile swim across the shark-infested Florida Straits.
SouthFlorida's independent craft beer community has come a long way since then ... spanishmariebrewery.com Like its namesake, Marie Waite — the 1920s South Florida rum runner who outran the Coast Guard smuggling booze across the Florida Straits — this West Kendall brewery is a South Florida legend.
'Every day, we were sitting with the meteorologists and looking at the Atlantic gyre.' Completing the 110-mile swim across the Florida Straits was a grueling and dangerous prospect for even the strongest swimmer ...The story of Nyad's Cuba-to-Florida swim brought her worldwide fame.
I watched the Republican debate, which was without Trump, who was playing patty cake-baker man with conspiracy, and former Fox host Tucker Carlson. No one stood out ...U.S. drug addicts do ... Funny, nobody talks about the influx of aliens from the Florida Straits, and Gov. DeSantis had no answer when asked about the increase in crime in Florida ... Ben Benassi.
(Auxiliary aircrew members are private civilian pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft for Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue.) The volunteers were flying over Florida Strait when they spotted signal flares from a small sailboat near Cay Sal, a remote island about 100 nm due south of Miami.
A man who was stranded on an uninhabited island for three days has been rescued by the U.S.Coast Guard after his boat became disabled while sailing ...The island of Cay Sal -- isolated in the Straits of Florida north of Cuba and west of the Bahamas -- is just under 6 square miles and remains an uninhabited part of the Bimini district of the Bahamas.