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Men with Guns (II) (1997)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Fuentes
Domingo, the Soldier
Dan Rivera González ...
Conejo, the Boy
Tania Cruz ...
Graciela, the Mute Girl
Padre Portillo, the Priest
Kathryn Grody ...
Iguandili López ...
Nandi Luna Ramírez ...
Rafael de Quevedo ...
Carmen Madrid ...
Angela, Dr. Fuentes' Daughter
Esteban Soberanes ...
Raúl, Angela's Fiancé
Carlos, Dr. Fuentes' Son
Maricruz Nájera ...
Rich Lady


Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages. His trip soon becomes a quest, politically awakening him when he finds out that one of his students was killed by the army. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombres armados  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,132 (USA) (6 March 1998)


$742,032 (USA) (24 April 1998)

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John Sayles wrote his first draft in Spanish, the second in English and then polished it back into Spanish for his third draft. See more »


[Why the "Men with Guns" killed the people.]
Blind Woman: Because they had guns, and we didn't.
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »


Fiesta En Corraleja
Written by Luciano Luciani
Performed by Banda Once de Enero
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Excellent Character-driven Drama
13 November 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie has some of the most expertly drawn characters I've ever seen in a movie. The acting and writing is absolutely superb. The ending is uplifting, but not sappy or overly sentimental. It's the type of movie that can be watched again and again.

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