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September 08, 1996|Kevin Thomas

Memories of Underdevelopment (KCET Saturday at 10:30 p.m.) The late Tomas Gutierrez Alea's 1968 landmark film, in which a man in his 30s, on the eve of his departure in flight of Castro's triumph in Cuba, decides to stay and cast his lot with the new order.

Johnny 100 Pesos (Showtime early Tuesday at 1:30 a.m.) Drawing from a 1990 incident, Chilean filmmaker Gustavo Graef Marino brings to this 1994 release a tart, timely political dimension in this classic hostage standoff suspense film, alternating effortlessly between the comic and the tragic.

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