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Old Gringo
     

The Old Gringo

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Cast: Luis Puenzo, Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits

 

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In this historical drama based on Carlos Fuentes' novel, Harriet Winslow (Jane Fonda) is a naive woman who, hoping to broaden her horizons, accepts a job as a governess in Mexico in 1913. However, Harriet unknowingly finds herself thrown into the middle of the Mexican revolution, where she attracts the attentions of two very different men: an elderly American

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In this historical drama based on Carlos Fuentes' novel, Harriet Winslow (Jane Fonda) is a naive woman who, hoping to broaden her horizons, accepts a job as a governess in Mexico in 1913. However, Harriet unknowingly finds herself thrown into the middle of the Mexican revolution, where she attracts the attentions of two very different men: an elderly American gentleman (Gregory Peck) who has come to Mexico to die, and Tomas Arroyo (Jimmy Smits), a general with Pancho Villa's army of rebels who is fighting for the freedom of his people. The American's attraction to Harriet is more intellectual (though he unmistakably finds her attractive), while Arroyo holds a greater romantic allure to Harriet, who is still a stranger to the ways of love. In time, she gains a new sense of freedom and self-knowledge in Mexico, but while the victories of Villa's forces bring out an unseemly arrogance in Arroyo, Harriet makes a surprising discovery about the Old Gringo -- that he is in fact the fabled author Ambrose Bierce, who vanished years before. Old Gringo was the first American film for director Luis Puenzo, and the next-to-last for star Jane Fonda.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2015
UPC:
0683904632326
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
38,215

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Performance Credits
Jane Fonda Harriet Winslow
Gregory Peck Ambrose Bierce
Jimmy Smits Gen. Tomas Arroyo
Patricio Contreras Col. Frutos Garcia
Jenny Gago La Garduna
Jim Metzler Ron
Gabriela Roel La Luna
Anne Pitoniak Mrs. Winslow
Pedro Armendariz Pancho Villa
Sergio Calderon Zacarias
Guillermo Rios Monsalvo
Stanley Grover Consul Saunders
Josefina Echanove Clementina
Maya Zapata Dolores
Jose Olivares Trinidad
Mario Arevalo Casimiro
Carlos Cardan Matias Salazar
Victor Carpinteiro Hilario
Maria Luisa Coronel Maria
Pedro Damien Capt. Ovando
Samuel Valadez de la Torre Pedrito
Arturo Rodriguez Doring Mexican Journalist
Jessica Tandy Actor
Mark Kelty Journalist
Alicia del Lago His Wife
Juan Antonio Llanes Assistant Hotel Clerk
Laurel Lyle Librarian
Evangelina Sosa Martinez Guadalupe
Roberto Sosa Martinez Lucio
Maria Victoria Mondragon Old Woman
Richardson Morse Editor
Fernando Moya Hotel Clerk
Roberto Ortiz Federal Officer
Martin Palomares Wounded Man
Rene Pereyra Short Soldier
Hector Rivera Ataulfo
Jose Juan Rodriguez Old Man
Salvador Sanchez Floreal
Stewart Smith Journalist with Glasses
Steve Spencer Assistant Consul
John Williams Journalist
Paul Williams Cinematographer
Abel Woolrich Tall Soldier
Amelia Zapata Juana
Jorge Zepeda Administrator of Hacienda

Technical Credits
Luis Puenzo Director,Screenwriter
William M. Anderson Editor
Lois Bonfiglio Producer
Aida Bortnik Screenwriter
Glenn Farr Editor
Jesus Duran Galvan Special Effects
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Lee Holdridge Score Composer
Alberto Lopez Makeup
Juan Carlos Macias Editor
Ana Merida Choreography
Felix Monti Cinematographer
Scott Ritenour Art Director
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Enrico Sabbatini Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven A. Saklad Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Warren Set Decoration/Design
Tom Warren Set Decoration/Design
David Wisnievitz Executive Producer
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer
Carlos Fuentes Source Author

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The Old Gringo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ability of this film to draw out different emotions from the viewer is it's strength. Was life really once like that? How possessive could the general be?? It's shocking when the horse betrays him and he cannot accept it. Ambrose Bierce is wonderful and mysterious. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't make out who Harriet was in love with, first the general and the Bierce. But the acting was of impecable quality. They truly knew how to bring life to their characters.