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The Old Man and the Sea -- Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.


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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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  (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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Constantini .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. Huth .... sound 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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Did You Know?

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


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Serviceable Version of the Hemingway Classic, 26 July 2013
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

Not much actually happens in this movie: an old man Santiago (Anthony Quinn) has not caught a fish in over eighty trips, goes out for one last trip and catches a huge fish. By doing so, he discovers, perhaps for the first time, the insignificance of human beings in the overall scheme of things. It is a testament to Anthony Quinn's performance in the central role that our interest is sustained; his range of facial expressions is positively wondrous, especially when alone on the boat with no one but himself to talk to. Director Jud Taylor also works hard to develop the spring-and-autumn relationship between Santiago and the boy Anderez (Paul Calderon), which prompts the old man to consider his own behavior as an old men when he believed that he was virtually impregnable. The story has a Hemingwayesque figure in the form of Tom Pruitt (Gary Cole), a writer who cannot leave Santiago's small community until he has discovered for himself just what motivates the old man. This role is a little superfluous, but at least shows why the author himself was interested in such an apparently insignificant story.

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