MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 579 this week

...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 118 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

Marcos is a lad in Texas, the second son of a migrant farmworker family, his brother is missing in the Korean war. We travel with the family into Minnesota, following the crops. The housing... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

#
a list of 323 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 8 titles
created 04 Jul 2013
 
a list of 886 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)

...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him.
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Director: Thomas K. Avildsen
Stars: Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck
Nice Dreams (1981)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Benita Barrie
Zoot Suit (1981)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Valdez
Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jose Alcala ...
Marcos
Rose Portillo ...
Florentina
...
Lalo
...
...
Doña Rosa
Daniel Valdez ...
Bartolo
Evelyn Guerrero ...
Lupita
Sam Vlahos ...
Don Cleto
...
El Mohado
Miguel Rodríguez ...
Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Julian
James Jude Courtney ...
Carpenter
...
Father Josef (as Gregory Giles)
Sara Harris ...
Nun
...
(as Halbert Bernal)
Edit

Storyline

Marcos is a lad in Texas, the second son of a migrant farmworker family, his brother is missing in the Korean war. We travel with the family into Minnesota, following the crops. The housing is awful, sometimes the boss furnishes no water as the hands labor, and TB goes untreated. In good times the pay is $15 a day for adults, half that for children. For a few sordid weeks, his parents leave him in the care of a corrupt couple, he's expelled from school for hitting back, and he finds solace in a graveyard. As his parents long for their missing son, as folks gather around a local troubadour for songs of romance, comedy, and heartbreak, Marcos observes and remembers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

texas | song | school | minnesota | migrant | See All (55) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 May 1995 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This movie provokes doleful emotions; overcoming adversity as a migrant worker.
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sergio Perez manages to enhance and convey the original work of Tomas Rivera through style and voice.

This film is a good companion for comparison to the original book titled "Y No se lo Trago la Tierra..." (And the Earth did not Devour Him...)by Tomas Rivera. Rivera's work is critiqued as impressionist work, and this movie depicts this style. Sergio Perez Films has brought my imagination to life.

Both subtle and clear devices of suggestion were used through the language, set background, and plot to achieve the power of suggestion and communication.

The film was made with meticulous details with regards to life as a migrant worker in the mid 1900's. The film portrays religious, mythical and family values in the midst of adversity. Adversity which makes mankind strong.

Get your compassion Kleenex out... you'll love this movie.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?