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The Children of Sanchez (1978)

The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Jesús Sánchez
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Lupita Ferrer ...
Consuelo Sánchez (as Melanie Farrar)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Domingo Ambriz
Patricia Aspíllaga
Marie Barrientos
Elsa Benn
Mauricio Bonet
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Mario
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René Cardona ...
(as René Cardona Sr.)
Karla Ceballos
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The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and build a life of her own, the family and Sanchez face an enormous challenge.

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Its Power and Passion Will Touch All Our Hearts - Because We Are All the Children of Sanchez

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12 April 1979 (Mexico)  »

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Die Kinder von Sanchez  »

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Anthony Quinn first announced this as an MGM production back in 1964 with Sophia Loren opposite him. See more »

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Written by Chuck Mangione
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Not as bad as most would have you believe
10 September 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

First this is not a movie for people seeking action. This is a movie that is for the most part the a character study of a poor man in Mexico. Consider it a bit like and there will be blood except that it doesn't have the greed of one man holding everything together instead it has the religious duty of keeping his family together as the glue.

I suspect a large problem with the movie was the music. Prior to the movies release Chuck Mangione performed the entire soundtrack on a PBS show live from wolf creek... while this managed to generate some buzz on the movie it also resulted in false expectations. The upbeat music did not prepare people for the drudgery that was the life of a poor Mexican. Had people viewed it as a life of a poor man, they might have viewed it differently. The acting by Quinn is perfect.

Its worth a look but make sure your in the right frame of mind.


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