Adapted by Hemingway expert A.E. Hotchner, this slab of sun-baked machismo (expanded from a four-page short story) has as much to do with Hemingway as that new line of furniture being mass marketed in his name. On a Caribbean island in 1933, small craft owner Arno (Benjamin Bratt) ekes out a living as a beachcomber and messenger boy for wealthy tourists. When Arno refuses to circle Cuban waters for a shady operator named Ortega (Nestor Serrano), Ortega conspires with Sgt. Major Jim (Stephen Lang) to trump up drug charges that will force Arno to cooperate. Before Arno can deliver a "pharmaceutical" package to a gangster tycoon, a violent storm sinks the millionaire mi...