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Old Gringo (1989)

R
119 min | Adventure, History, Romance

When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a...See moreWhen school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General's anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce's true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish. Written by E.W. DesMarais See less
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Writers
Carlos Fuentes (novel "Gringo Viejo") | Aída Bortnik (screenplay) (as Aida Bortnik) | Luis Puenzo (screenplay)
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Release date
Oct 6, 1989 (United States)

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Jane Fonda
Harriet Winslow Harriet Winslow   See fewer
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Gregory Peck
Bitter Bitter   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Arroyo Arroyo   See fewer
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Patricio Contreras
Col. Frutos Garcia Col. Frutos Garcia   See fewer
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Jenny Gago
La Garduna La Garduna   See fewer
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Gabriela Roel
La Luna La Luna   See fewer
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Sergio Calderón
Zacarias (as Sergio Calderon) Zacarias (as Sergio Calderon)   See fewer
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Guillermo Ríos
Monsalvo (as Guillermo Rios) Monsalvo (as Guillermo Rios)   See fewer
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Samuel Valadez De La Torre
Consul Saunders Consul Saunders   See fewer
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Anne Pitoniak
Mrs. Winslow Mrs. Winslow   See fewer
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Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Pancho Villa (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.) Pancho Villa (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)   See fewer
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Stanley Grover
Gen. Saunders Gen. Saunders   See fewer
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Josefina Echánove
Clementina (as Josefina Echanove) Clementina (as Josefina Echanove)   See fewer
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Pedro Damián
Capt. Ovando (as Pedro Damian) Capt. Ovando (as Pedro Damian)   See fewer
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Maya Zapata
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
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José Olivares
Trinidad (as Jose Olivares) Trinidad (as Jose Olivares)   See fewer
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Alicia del Lago
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Carlos Cardán
Matias Salazar (as Carlos Cardan) Matias Salazar (as Carlos Cardan)   See fewer
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Evangelina Sosa
Guadalupe (as Evangelista Sosa Martínez) Guadalupe (as Evangelista Sosa Martínez)   See fewer
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Hector Rivera
Ataulfo Ataulfo   See fewer
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Salvador Sánchez
Floreal (as Salvador Sanchez) Floreal (as Salvador Sanchez)   See fewer
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María Victoria Mondragón
Old woman (as Maria Victoria Mondragon) Old woman (as Maria Victoria Mondragon)   See fewer
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José Juan Rodriguez
Old man (as Jose Juan Rodriguez) Old man (as Jose Juan Rodriguez)   See fewer
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Mario Arévalo
Casimiro (as Mario Arevalo) Casimiro (as Mario Arevalo)   See fewer
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Laurel Lyle
Librarian Librarian   See fewer
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José Jorge Zepeda
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Roberto Sosa
Lucio (as Roberto Sosa Martinez) Lucio (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)   See fewer
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María Luisa Coronel
Maria (as Maria Luisa Coronel) Maria (as Maria Luisa Coronel)   See fewer
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Mark Kelty
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John Williams
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Arturo Rodríguez Doring
Mexican journalist (as Arturo Rodriguez Doring) Mexican journalist (as Arturo Rodriguez Doring)   See fewer
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Fernando Moya
Hotel clerk Hotel clerk   See fewer
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Juan Antonio Llanes
Assistant hotel clerk Assistant hotel clerk   See fewer
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Abel Woolrich
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Rene Pereyra
Short soldier Short soldier   See fewer
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Martín Palomares
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Roberto Ortiz
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Stewart Smith
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5.8 / 10 | 1,694 votes