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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
Written byTimothy J. Sexton
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringAndy García
Mía Maestro
Gloria Estefan
David Paymer
Music byArturo Sandoval
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersJellybean Benítez
Andy García
ProducerCelia D. Costas
CinematographyDonald M. Morgan
EditorMichael Brown
Running time120 minutes
Production companyHBO Films
Original release
ReleaseNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story is a 2000 American made-for-television biographical drama film about jazz musician Arturo Sandoval starring Andy García. The film was produced for HBO premium cable network and first aired on November 18, 2000.


World-class trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was a shining light in Cuba's exciting jazz scene and championed by jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie as one of the greatest musicians he had ever heard. The film is the story of Sandoval's life, up to his defection to the United States.