Fires Within

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Fires Within
Film poster
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Written by Cynthia Cidre
Starring Jimmy Smits
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography David Gribble
Edited by Lou Lombardo
John Scott
Distributed by MGM-Pathé Communications
Release date
June 28, 1991
Running time
86 min.
Country United States
Language English

Fires Within is a 1991 film directed by Gillian Armstrong. It stars Jimmy Smits and Greta Scacchi.[1]


Set in the Cuban community in Miami, the story revolves around the relationship between Nestor, a recently released political prisoner, his wife Isabel, who had fled Cuba after Nestor was imprisoned, and Sam, the fisherman who had rescued Isabel from almost certain death at sea.



Because she'd never had them done previously, Greta Scacchi had to have her ears pierced especially for her role as Isabel, so that she would be able to wear the large gold hoop earrings favoured by many Cuban women.


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