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619 - Red Zone Cuba



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Lisa Matriccino - 2 months ago

"Give me the ring!" - anyone else a Sisters of Mercy fan? lol


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

I want to hurt this movie, but i can never hurt it as much as it has hurt me.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

During the second flying flying sequence (in cuba) is Mike cupping his hands around his ears to look like a pilot's helmet? I think that's what he's doing but would be interested to know otherwise.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

I think Tom Servo is misunderstanding the loud bangs around 29:43. He thinks its supposed to mean it's thundering outside but I think Coleman was going for an unseen "flashback". One of the guys says "If you need help, my friend here can fly". It then switches to Coleman and he starts smoking while loud bangs go off. It's supposed to be like he was a WWII pilot with PTSD and flying causes him to relive the battles. I think


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Wait a minute professor buehler did another speech related short for another episode and they made the same joke! I think the episode was earth vs the spider in season 3. It was the one about being heard, understood and pleasing.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

flag on the moon, how did it get there? oh wait wrong movie, although as far as plots go in coleman world this could be a prequel.


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Look Polish - 5 months ago

Red Zone Cuba is one of the best episodes. It deserves more than 167 laughs!


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Buffalo Rider - 5 months ago

Criminals join army, criminals get captured by sadam, criminals escacpe cuba, get caught in Arizona.

FC has 99 problems but a plot ain't one.


And In The End....
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Mitchell - 6 months ago

That ending host segment was just...... weird!
i think they did it for the kicks, man!


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Jam Handy - 10 months ago

ugh, when will The Criterion Collection do this film justice?!


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Shari Stithem Rivenburgh - 12 months ago

It's martial law in Rats Ass, Missouri.


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Matthew Schaefer - 12 months ago

What truly disturbs me about the oeuvres of Mssrs. Francis and Wood is that they are "auteurs", they have a vision that they mean to convey on film. "Monster A-Go-Go" or "Creeping Terror" can be dismissed as hackwork, but Coleman Francis is actually trying to say something...something awful.


why so bad?
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Billy Black - 12 months ago

This one is EASILY the worst of the MST3k series. BY FAR. YOU CAN'T COMPARE to the turd masterpiece Coleman Francis has deposited on film. I love Mike and the bots trying to turn this turd into gold but its still just a god awful terrible pointless waste of an hour.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

After having watched the Coleman Francis trifecta numerous times, I've come to the conclusion that Red Zone Cuba was made because Coleman Francis hates the human race. Sky Divers wasn't great but at least had a plot that could be followed and a couple of non-disgusting characters. The Beast of Yucca Flats makes so little sense that you can float along on the sea of riffs and random sentences and scenes and enjoy yourself, barely being affected by the movie itself. Red Zone Cuba is a horrible morass of hatred and loathing and incomprehensibility that is only saved by the incredible riffing job the guys do.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

anyone else catch Crow's chuckling at #69??

xD


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Amelia Blank - over 1 year ago

This movie breaks all the rules of Cinematography and editing in all the worst and most boring ways.


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

Just thinking about this episode cracks me up. Classic.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

THANK YOU SERVO!!!

"Allonsy!!"--1:01:03 Mark, making this the best episode if you're a Whovian


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

did he ask if there's a busline or train out of Cuba??


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Amse Master - over 1 year ago

This is the most insane movie I have ever seen. It had to make sense to someone at some point, and I hope to never meet that person.


ROCK STUPID!
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Scott A. Taylor - over 1 year ago

This isn't a movie .. it's an exercise in perpetual boredom designed by aliens to test the limits of human intelligence and endurance prior to invasion. I'm pretty sure that the science report given to the supreme commander of the 'soon-to-be-invading' force would read something like this:

All human test subjects show signs of advanced mental breakdown, drooling, loss of sanity and uncontrollable flatulence at the presentation of this movie. Film considered to be far to cruel and unusual to unleash on these unsuspecting saps. We want to rule them, not turn them into dribbling vegetables. Further test subjects begged for death by electro torture and anal probes rather than watch the Colman Francis trilogy. At the mere mention of Bert I. Gordon test subjects attempted to throw up their own oesophagi in order to strangle themselves.

Suggest invading force consist of Lieutenant's Wood, and Corman to soften up the earthlings. Later to be finished off by Ensign Lucas who'll leave them conquered but still able to ask 'WHY?'

Report ends ... going for coffee! P.S. You know it's a bad one when you can actually see the huge question mark hanging over the humans fried brain!


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B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 1 year ago

"theres 80,000 of them & 7 of us"


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Look Polish - over 1 year ago

What is this movie about?


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Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago

Remember, no one gives a shit what you say, as long as you're pretty!

(Refreshing to see men get this advice for once. >.>)


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

The gay high school secret service...


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

"pie doesn't wanna make you kill yourself, want some??"

"we got an omelette called SUPERCALIFRAGILASTICEXPIAL-DELICIOUS..."


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

Tom's Grunting when he pops out the lottery numbers. The movie hasn't even started and I'm already dead.


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Roll Fizzle Beef - almost 2 years ago

Coleman Francis reminds us of the beauty of the human spirit with every puff on a cigarette.


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Just Johnny Baca - almost 2 years ago

13:24 - "Hey Bob, you sure you wouldn't be more comfortable on a toilet?"


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Karl Hart - almost 2 years ago

Seems those bandages are a bit tight... anyone else concerned about the rather largeness of Clay's package? :o


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

and it ends with Dr. F choking his Frank......


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

snow....? in Cuba...????


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

"...my father was a can opener, my mother was a wood duck..."
Servo's lines are ALWAYS the best!!


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Harold Cagle - almost 2 years ago

HEY! I live in Rats Ass MO.


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Robert TenPas - almost 2 years ago

Coleman Francis movies have such flowery, musical dialogue.


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Great Scott - about 2 years ago

Now I have the Moon Zero Two theme stuck in my head only with the words Red Zone Cuba.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

Does anyone know what the hell John Carradine's opening speech is about and, if it does, how does it fit into the rest of the movie?


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Phil Carstens - about 2 years ago

You know, after watching this one a few times, I'm beginning to think that Coleman Francis didn't have a firm grasp of the Bay of Pigs invasion.


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1994evol - about 2 years ago

Crow: YEAH! THAT'S IT BABY! SHAKE THAT MONEYMAKER! WOOHOO!!


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Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

Coleman Francis can't drink coffee out of a soup can without spilling half of it down his shirt? Is that fine acting or just no money or time to waste on a retake?


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Teri Gee - about 2 years ago

Is there any semi-logical reason why Curly shot Justine's wife when she suggested they go back? Every time I watch this episode, I try to understand it, but I don't. They had said they were going straight. The car broke down. She suggested they go back. It makes sense. There's not much sense in trying to go on with a faulty car. So...let's shoot her? What? WHY?


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THINK TALL, TALK TALL, STAND TALL, WALK TALL: Am I the only one here who thinks they totally missed out on a primo Buford Pusser reference here?


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Anita Foster - about 2 years ago

This film wastes no precious screen time on a plot!


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Anita Foster - about 2 years ago

Hehehehe...WOW...what a stinker!


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

I know they had to edit movies to fit the time-slot, but it seems like they edited out scenes to purposefully make the movies more confusing. Like from jumping from the cop telling them that Coleman Francis has a 5000 dollar bounty on his head to a scene beginning with them talking about how "they" give you 1000 bucks when you join and 1000 when it's over. No matter how bad of a movie this is, you know there was some lines cut between those two conversations.


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Scott Bubb - about 2 years ago

Well, I'm no Mike Nelson, but I think I would have went with a Time Warp joke when the guy was doing the "knee test."


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Crypto Dentist - about 2 years ago

I guess they were after Francis because they had to sit through The Beast of Yucca Flats.


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Just Johnny Baca - about 2 years ago

Major bummer that my favorite joke wasn't recorded. At just before 1:01:42, the soundtrack plays the beginning of the background song, and Tom Servo sings, "Hello mudduh....fadduh."
I walk around singing that all the time. People think I'm nuts, but it just cracks me up to no end. Hopefully someone can submit a link to the complete recording, just to see that part.


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Coleman Francis: Like Tor Johnson minus the charisma and charm.


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I'm unsurprised that I know 95 percent of these riffs from memory...


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Second episode I ever saw, still amazing.


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Anne Fleming - over 2 years ago

I lose it every time when Frank and Dr. F do the knee test!


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Anne Fleming - over 2 years ago

Being a bingo Nazi myself, it bothers me that they say B37. B is 1-15 MST3K! lol


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 2 years ago

I fucking love this episode!


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

So John Carradine's character had what connection with these guys? There was a one minute scene where they hopped a train unnoticed... did I miss something?


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Anyone else make the Knee Test? I did, and no matter where I put my feet I didn't fall over. I guess that makes me the Weeble-type.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

How full of yourself do you have to be to write and direct a movie starring yourself in which you're a bad-ass like if Kurt Russell wrote Escape From New York. Then there's that shot focusing on the "Where will you spend eternity?" sign which would be pretentious in any movie but shows how seriously Coleman Francis took himself and his "movies". That's the funniest part about this whole movie. And Coleman Francis weights about 200 pounds my ass? Ha.


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Joshua Bivens - over 2 years ago

What is the "one-eared elephant" thing? Can someone please explain?


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Kim Spence Dean - over 2 years ago

Hands down, one of the best episodes ever. ENDLESSLY quoted in my house. And just thinking about the Weismeyer scenes cracks me up. Watching them makes me cry from laughing so hard.


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Bees On Pie - over 2 years ago

Mike in a tux. BRB, I suddenly need a cold shower.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 2 years ago

Wait a second! You mean to tell me Cherokee Jack walked away from all this scot-free? Ha, that figures. Another “Hollywood Pretty Boy” skates by on good looks and rakish charm!


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Bronn K - over 2 years ago

Okay, I like Joel better during the host segments sometimes. This film provides an example-the joke about Dr. Forester dying is stretched, even though you can basically get all the laughs out it in one, maybe two segments. They honestly didn't do anything with the "Mike is Carol Channing" joke, so it wasn't funny. They don't even really talk about the film, except to complain, "God, this is an awful film," which adds nothing since the whole point is that all of these films are awful.

I'd have had more fun if they'd made jokes directly relating to the plot like they did with Manos. They had Joel dress up in a hokey outfit, Mike Nelson cameo'd as Torgo, they made fun of all that filler from when they were driving around at the beginning. Here, they could have made fun of all those horrible jumpcuts, the terrible editing, or they could have had a whole segment where Crow attempts to explain the plot (which is non-existent until the last fifteen minutes).

This is an awful movie, the riffing is top notch, but the host segments do nothing for me at all.


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Bronn K - over 2 years ago

Tom Servo started singing that random song from "The Starfighters" at 29:02. Beautiful! I love subtle callbacks like that.


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Sean Graham - almost 3 years ago

Off the top of my head, I think dropping the restaurant owner down the well is probably the most depraved act that occurs in an MST3k film (apart from JT in Sidehackers). That his entire existence is the definition of depression doesn't help, but it's really capped off by the fact the reasoning behind it is never fully explained. Flag on the moon


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Rachel Adams - almost 3 years ago

I want John Carradine singing "Night Train To Mundo Fine" as my new ringtone. I'm going to take care of that tonight.


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Rachel Adams - almost 3 years ago

I don't want to be covert anymore :C


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starman 76 - almost 3 years ago

wait for Crow's 'frog mine' scream and splash at 1:07:47 followed by Mike's 'there! now we have the rest of the day to ourselves!' classic!


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - almost 3 years ago

I love when Mike imitates Coleman Francis.
"Well I feel better just talkin' about it."
My favorite one is "chinese fire drill." it gets me every time.


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Kelly Slane - almost 3 years ago

"We got an omelet called supercalifregulisticexpialdelicious..." A quote that is funny to see, but HILARIOUS the way Tom says it... Writing it doesn't do it justice!


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 3 years ago

Was that the gym teacher from the industrial arts short?!?!


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 3 years ago

Yup, this is from my home state. This is from one of the premier schools in Kansas. The medical school is known and respected nationwide. Unfortunately, the forensics department didn't follow suit.....


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Classicats - about 3 years ago

This movie is like the crappy cousin of The Dirty Dozen (wow, that rhymes). That being said, I like this one a lot for some reason.


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

What does Cherokee Jack have against the letter 'Y'?


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John Harms - over 3 years ago

Man, I don't know why we don't have shorts like this in grade schools anymore. There's nothing kids like more than tips on posture and communication delivered in a dry clinical method.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

This was a movie in the same way the Bataan Death March was a nature hike.


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Scooter Atreides - over 3 years ago

Watched Sky Divers last night, now I'm bracing myself for more Coleman Francis....

I'm doing research for an article I'm writing about the most notorious Directors and Producers of MST3K :D


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Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - over 3 years ago

Sorry Manos, but THIS is the worst movie ever made. Manos had a bad plot; Red Zone Cuba never even comes near one. Manos has awful actors; Red Zone Cuba has people saying things on camera. Even the incorrigible 'Incredibly Strange Creatures...' has to take a backseat to this toxic waste dump on film. Still, the riffs make it one of my top eps all time.


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Brad D - over 3 years ago

John Carradine sings the theme song. How can you not love this movie?


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Alex Stefanic - over 3 years ago

The Bay of Pigs probably would've gone better if the U.S had used actual soldiers instead of a pack of ex-cons with 3 hours of traning.


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

The Riffing in the short had me in stitches! Just as good as the the "LOST SHORT"


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Talk about your incompetence! It's bad enough that most of the dialogue is "looped", but... I'm just watching this scene where they hop off the freight. They're obviously outdoors, but when you listen to their "looped" lines, you can hear the room echo at wherever it is they had their "looping" stage set up. Auggghh.


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Oh, and in case anyone's forgotten -- I'm Cherokee Jack!

That is all.


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This one's chock full of rifftastic goodness... but I've decided to give it a Laugh solely on the basis of John Carradine singing the opening theme.


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Nicholas Goodman - almost 4 years ago

The first episode I bought on DVD, my favorite.


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chichifroglegs - about 4 years ago

this one's my favoriate episode..."Oh to be blessed with an instrument like that!" lol


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Jesse Wilkes - about 4 years ago

I can't believe no one had added this one yet!