- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: July 2, 2002
- 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
- Dolby Digital 4.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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..."
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.
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.
- 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.