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9 August 1979 (Mexico) See more »
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"El Tarzan" Lira is an ex-convict who decides to give up his criminal past and reform his life. However... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Javier Lira; El Tarzan
Narciso Busquets ... Comandante Prieto
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Cabo Pantoja
Angélica Chain ... Rosa Martinez
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Sra Romero
Roberto Cobo ... Gallito
Rodrigo Puebla ... Cotorra
Yolanda Rigel ... Ojitos
Jorge Patiño ... Muclan
Pilar Pellicer ... Mujer de Pantoja
Ana Martín ... Criada
Ramón Menéndez ... Empleado del banco
Julián Pastor
Yaco Alva
Salvador Garcini
Antonio Bravo ... Sr. Romero
Roberto Dumont

León Singer
Jorge Fegán ... Señor Poli
Eduardo Cassab
Martha Meneses
Laura Alfaro
Agustín Silva
Marta Resnikoff
Humberto Vilchis
Eduardo Borja
Roberto Monterrubio
María Barber
Pepe Arévalo
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Directed by
Arturo Ripstein 
 
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Vicente Leñero  writer
Arturo Ripstein  writer
Luis Spota  novel

Original Music by
Miguel Pous 
 
Cinematography by
Jorge Stahl Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Rafael Ceballos 
 
Production Design by
Jorge Fernández 
Lucero Isaac 
 
Costume Design by
Juanita Oliver 
 
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Félix Martín .... assistant director
 

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95 min
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Ripstein... movies... excellent!, 31 December 2001
Author: Erick (erick_castaway@hotmail.com) from Mexico City, Mexico

Ripstein likes to put his characters in difficult situations. Especially when it comes to past events that haunt them in the present. Every Ripstein´s films are full of really claustrophobic places and situations. In this case the main character cannot escape his past nor his nemesis. So, it all becomes claustrophobic in a greek tragedy way. EXCELLENT!!!!

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