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Writers (WGA):
Ernest Hemingway (novel)
Roger O. Hirson (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1990 (USA) See more »
Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
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A movie so boring I almost cried See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Quinn ... Santiago

Gary Cole ... Tom Pruitt

Patricia Clarkson ... Mary Pruitt

Joe Santos ... Lopez

Valentina Quinn ... Angela

Francesco Quinn ... Santiago as a Young Man

Paul Calderon ... Anderez
Sully Diaz ... Maria

Jaime Tirelli
Raúl Dávila (as Raul Davila)

James McDaniel

Rene Rivera (as René Rivera)
Steven Rodriquez
Manuel E. Santiago ... Gomez (as Manuel Santiago)

Alexis Cruz ... Manolo

Directed by
Jud Taylor 
Writing credits
Ernest Hemingway (novel)

Roger O. Hirson (written by)

Produced by
Norman Foster .... co-producer
Robert E. Fuisz .... producer
Brian Harris .... co-executive producer
Keith Richardson .... co-executive producer
William F. Storke .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Malcolm Middleton  (as Malcolm J. Middleton)
Art Direction by
Leslie Tomkins  (as Les Tomkins)
Set Decoration by
Ian Whittaker 
Costume Design by
Ann Hollowood 
Makeup Department
Jan Archibald .... chief hair stylist
Christine Beveridge .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Deena Kraft .... post-production supervisor
Roger Simons .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Goddard .... second assistant director
Roger Simons .... first assistant director
Adam Somner .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Peter Grant .... props
John New .... carpenter
Mickey Pugh .... property master (as Michael Pugh)
Anthony Rhone .... painter (as Tony Rhone)
Keith Vowles .... dressing props
Mickey Woolfson .... chief dressing props (as Michael Woolfson)
Sound Department
Sam Black .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Constantini .... re-recording mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. Huth .... re-recording mixer (as Tom Huth)
John Salter .... boom operator
Peter Sutton .... sound recordist
Brian Risner .... adr editor (uncredited)
Brian Risner .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Brown .... special effects technician
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician
John Morris .... special effects technician
Peter Notley .... special effects technician
Kevin Welch .... special effects technician
Joss Williams .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Blackman .... electrician
Bob Bridges .... assistant camera
Ian Foster .... focus puller
Ron Lyons .... best boy (as Ronald Lyons)
Bruce Merwin .... assistant camera
Peter Povey .... camera operator: second unit
Luke Quigley .... camera grip
Lee Riding .... generator operator
David Rist .... crane technician
Danny Shelmerdine .... focus puller
Micky Wilson .... supervising electrician (as Michael Wilson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe master
Geoff Lawrence .... wardrobe assistant (as Geoffrey Lawrence)
Editorial Department
Karl F. Steinkamp .... assistant editor (as Karl Steinkamp)
Steven Tabolsky .... apprentice editor
Location Management
Gareth Tandy .... location manager
Music Department
Richard C. Allen .... music editor
Mike Ross-Trevor .... music engineer (as Mike Ross)
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... continuity
Sidney Feinberg .... legal counsel: Leavy, Rosensweig & Hyman (as Sydney Feinberg)
Rosemary Spokes .... production coordinator (as Rose Spokes)
Michele Tandy .... production accountant
Jim Walpole .... producer: marlin footage
Betty Williams .... assistant accountant
Crew verified as complete

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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Anthony Quinn requested his part as a birthday present (his 75th) from his producer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Old Man and the Sea (1958)See more »


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4 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A movie so boring I almost cried, 12 November 2004
Author: Hamilton Sanchez (kite288) from Hartford, Connecticut

The 1990 version of The Old Man and the Sea is a movie you shouldn't see if you didn't read the book. I watched this movie in my high school English class, and I actually found the book pretty good. When I watched the movie I was really disappointed in what I saw. It had poor graphic quality and most of the cast acted very badly. This movie made me lose all my interest in the book. WARNING SPOLLERS!!! The movie was similar to the book in the way that it put everything in order from beginning to end, with very few things changed. But the main part that was changed is that in the movie Ernest Hemingway's character was in it. He played his role but he was pathetic and ever so false. To me the only character that acted like he was supposed to was Anthony Quinn, but everyone else really sucked. This movie, though similar to the book was very stupid in my opinion. If you are planning to show it for class I recommend that you don't. In all honesty I enjoyed reading the book more than I did watch the movie. It was so boring I almost cried. I wish it wasn't true but the acting just put me to sleep. It was really old fashion and it looked really false. If you were hoping to watch this movie for clarifications, don't, it will just get you really lost. Feel free to watch the movie and disprove me if you want this is just my own opinion. But if you're disappointed at what you see don't say I didn't warn you. I give this movie 3 out of 10. Read the book it's a lot better than the movie.

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