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Evita Peron (1981)

Aspiring actress Eva Duarte rises from a minor celebrity to the wife of a powerful Argentine dictator, but her all consuming fiery rage, ambition, and hatred eventually become her downfall.

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Evita Peron
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Juan Peron
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Cypriano Reyes (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)
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Jaime Yankelevich
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Fedora
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Doña Juana
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German Official
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Capt. von Weber
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Juan Duarte
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Lt. Frick
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Renata Riguel
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Agustin Magaldi (as Jose Ferrer)
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Capt. Gayado
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Col. Imbert
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Alfredo Suero
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Aspiring actress Eva Duarte rises from a minor celebrity to the wife of a powerful Argentine dictator, but her all consuming fiery rage, ambition, and hatred eventually become her downfall.

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23 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Evita Peron: I zoi mou  »

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Several of the extras were American medical students attending the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (filmed in Guadalajara, Mexico). See more »

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The real Agustin Magaldi died when he was only 39, so he would be only in his mid-thirties when the story takes place. He also toured with his own guitar and never had a back-up band and tacky background dancers. See more »

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Kind of silly
22 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Dunaway was absolutely wrong for the part of Evita Peron, from start to finish. As with nearly all her roles, she played it all with out-sized shoulder-pads and overblown line delivery. What's worse, the film looks like it was shot in some dingy Mexican border town instead of the opulent capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. The building they'd chosen for the iconic Casa Rosada looks something like an old Spanish war prison in Baja.

They have the chronology fairly correct, but little else is really accurate or even compelling drama in this adaptation of history. Peron launched a mass movement that transformed Argentina, at the time one of the biggest economic forces in the world, and his wife was a highly complex, colorful public person who worked herself to death for him and won the hearts of his political base with her naive, crypto-fascist concepts of the state's role as a mother to its people.

This film, sadly, portrays it all like a story arc on some Dynasty rip-off, set in some unrecognizable banana republic.

This is purely for die-hard Faye fanatics, and certainly NOT for any fans of the Peron story.


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