Old Gringo

Closed Capationed Starring: Jane Fonda & Gregory Peck Director: Luis Puenzo  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.1
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 4.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/19/1989
"...Peck radiates dignity, intelligence and quiet strength..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/06/1989
"...[Featuring] a nicely unsentimental performance by one of its two certified movie stars, Gregory Peck....Probably one of the best of his career..."

Product Description:

A middle-aged spinster (Jane Fonda) decides to escape her cloistered New England life by taking a job as a governess in Mexico. There she falls in love with a passionate young general fighting in Pancho Villa's army, while at the same time finding herself drawn to a mysterious, aging American man. The American turns out to be the journalist Ambrose Bierce (Gregory Peck), who disappeared in Mexico in 1913. The three characters become enmeshed in a love triangle that plays itself out against the dramatic backdrop of the Mexican Revolution. Based on Carlos Fuentes' novel.

Plot Synopsis:

A spinster American schoolteacher travels to a hacienda in Mexico to teach the children of a wealthy landowner and to find a new life across the frontier. What she finds is a general in Pancho Villa's Revolutionary Army who is also the bastard son of the landowner, and the landowner, himself, a journalist on a quest for adventure and death.

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Action | Adventure | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Venta de Cruz, Zacatecas and Mexico City, Mexico. Color by DeLuxe.
  • It was the closing film at the Cannes Film Festival, May 23, 1989 (offical selection, non-competing). Also shown at the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, August 19-25, 1989.
  • The film is dedicated to the memory of Tessa Davies.
  • Fonda Films Productions is Jane Fonda's production company.
  • Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors.

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  • Sales Rank: 39,317
  • UPC: 043396502093
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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