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Men with Guns (II) (1997)

 -  Drama  -  27 March 1998 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Fuentes
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Domingo, the Soldier
Dan Rivera González ...
Conejo, the Boy
Tania Cruz ...
Graciela, the Mute Girl
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Padre Portillo, the Priest
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Andrew
Kathryn Grody ...
Harriet
Iguandili López ...
Mother
Nandi Luna Ramírez ...
Daughter
Rafael de Quevedo ...
General
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Angela, Dr. Fuentes' Daughter
Esteban Soberanes ...
Raúl, Angela's Fiancé
Alejandro Springall ...
Carlos, Dr. Fuentes' Son
Maricruz Nájera ...
Rich Lady
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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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doctor | gun | army | village | orphan | See more »

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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Hombres armados  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

Andrew: What's the word for "fajitas"?
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Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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Es Mentiroso
Written by Rodolfo Barreras
Performed by Olga Tañón
Courtesy of WEA Latina
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Magical, spiritual, understated, beautiful, horrific
15 August 2000 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Dreamlike, mythological, multilayered and almost mystical on the one hand, and on the other hand, vividly conveying the reality of Guatemala in the 1980s (which is what the film's story is mostly based on, though it draws in part from the present-day situation in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, where it was mostly filmed; I think that the Indian language we were hearing was Tzotzil Maya). This film is as understated as its blunt, simple title (by the way, all violence happens offscreen). And yet it is so multilayered that I am still trying to absorb its many levels. It is a "road movie," and it is a profound spiritual odyssey for the main character; it is a suspenseful and unpredictable thriller full of unexpected twists, and it is mythic... in fact, we gradually come to realize that the entire story is being told, like a traditional myth, by a Mayan mother to her little girl. A beautiful example of the Latin American "magical realism" style. This film gets an unhesitating score of 10 from me... in fact, I think I may consider this film among my lifetime top ten movies.


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