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Men with Guns
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Writer (WGA):
John Sayles (written by)
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Release Date:
27 March 1998 (USA) See more »
Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Federico Luppi ... Dr. Fuentes

Damián Delgado ... Domingo, the Soldier
Dan Rivera González ... Conejo, the Boy
Tania Cruz ... Graciela, the Mute Girl

Damián Alcázar ... Padre Portillo, the Priest

Mandy Patinkin ... Andrew
Kathryn Grody ... Harriet
Iguandili López ... Mother
Nandi Luna Ramírez ... Daughter
Rafael de Quevedo ... General
Carmen Madrid ... Angela, Dr. Fuentes' Daughter
Esteban Soberanes ... Raúl, Angela's Fiancé
Alejandro Springall ... Carlos, Dr. Fuentes' Son
Maricruz Nájera ... Rich Lady

Roberto Sosa ... Bravo
Iván Arango ... Cienfuegos
Lizzie Curry Martinez ... Montoya
Luis Ramírez ... Hidalgo
Humberto Romero ... De Soto
Gabriel Cosme ... Echevarría
Horacio Trujillo ... Arenas
Efrine Elfaro ... Kokal Driver
Pedro Hernández ... Kokal Driver
Dionisios ... Salt Man
Loló Navarro ... Blind Woman
Maggie Renzi ... Tourist by Pool
Shari Gray ... Tourist by Pool
Paco Mauri ... Captain
Gilma Tuyub Castillo ... Mother With Baby
Armando Martínez Velásquez ... Vendor
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Barber
Fernando Medel ... Barber's Client

David Villalpando ... Gum Person
Raúl Sánchez ... Gum Person
Diego Méndez Guzmán ... Moisés
Mariano López de la Cruz ... Gonzalo
Antonio de la Torre López ... Isidro (as Antonio de la Torre López)
Ermenehildo Sáenz Guzmán ... Sixto
Cristóbal Guzmán Mesa ... Artemio
Domingo Pérez Sánchez ... Junípero
Óscar García Ortega ... Sergeant
Miguel Xocua ... Modelo Boy
Guadalupe Xocua ... Modelo Woman
Celeste Cornelio Sánchez ... Raped Girl
Nazario Montiel ... Guerrilla
Francisco Váldez ... Guerrilla
José Alberto Acosta ... Guerrilla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jacqueline Voltaire ... Rich Lady (as Jacqueline Walters Voltaire)

Directed by
John Sayles 
Writing credits
John Sayles (written by)

Produced by
Jody Allen .... executive producer (as Jody Patton)
Jim De Nardo .... associate producer
Peter Gilbert .... associate producer
Lou Gonda .... executive producer
R. Paul Miller .... producer
Bertha Navarro .... co-producer
Maggie Renzi .... producer
Eric Robison .... associate producer
Doug Sayles .... associate producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
Cinematography by
Slawomir Idziak 
Film Editing by
John Sayles 
Casting by
Lizzie Curry Martinez 
Production Design by
Felipe Fernández del Paso 
Art Direction by
Salvador Parra 
Set Decoration by
Miguel Ángel Álvarez 
Costume Design by
Mayes C. Rubeo 
Makeup Department
Carlos Sánchez .... hair stylist
Carlos Sánchez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Javier Clave .... unit manager
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Matthias Ehrenberg .... unit production manager: Mexico
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Grunberg .... second assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mario Alfaro .... property master
Rigoberto Castañeda .... set dresser
Juan José Goldaracena .... assistant set dresser
Aristeo Ruiz Lugo .... head carpenter
Antonio Muño-Hierro .... construction coordinator
Patricia Nava .... art department coordinator
Diana Quiroz .... assistant set decorator (as Diana Quiroz Ennis)
Sound Department
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording engineer
Judy Karp .... production sound mixer
Jaime Reyes .... boom operator
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Dustin DuPilka .... assistant foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alex Vázquez .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Manuel Alvarez .... electrician
Juan Araiza .... key grip
Fernando Coria Reyes .... electrician
Sergio García Terrazas .... second assistant camera (as Sergio García)
Francisco García .... dolly grip
Luis González Palma .... title photographer
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Pedro Hernández .... grip
Leonardo Julián .... gaffer
Delfino Peña .... best boy grip
Shane Young .... still photographer
J. Manuel Álvarez Ambriz .... electrician (as Juan Manuel Alvarez)
Animation Department
Francisco Goldman .... character creator: "Dr. Arrau/Dr. Fuentes" from novel "The Long Night of White Chickens"
Casting Department
David Martínez .... extras casting (as David Cervando Martínez)
David Martínez .... local casting (as David Cervando Martínez)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martha Castillero .... set costumer
Shari Gray .... wardrobe supervisor
Guadalupe Narváez .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Mario Ontal .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Franses Simonovich .... post-production intern (as Frances Simonovich)
Plummy Tucker .... associate editor
Jeff Consiglio .... editor: title sequence (uncredited)
Location Management
Bernardo Chávez .... assistant location manager
Terry Fernández .... locations
Music Department
Jeanine Cowen .... music arranger
Mason Daring .... musician: keyboards
Michael Golub .... music mixer
Andrew Gonzalez .... musician: bass
Jamey Haddad .... musician: percussion
Evan Harlan .... musician: accordion
Lewis Kahn .... musician: trombone
Duke Levine .... musician: guitar
Frank London .... music arranger
Frank London .... musician: trumpet
Larry Luddecke .... music arranger
Josué Mondragón .... music arranger
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Billy Novick .... music arranger
Billy Novick .... musician: woodwinds
Arturo O'Farrill .... musician: piano
Bobby Sanabria .... musician: percussion
Tom Schnabel .... music supervisor
Richard Sebring .... musician: French horn
Nancy Zeltsman .... musician: marimba
Transportation Department
Salvador Servin .... transportation captain
Other crew
Paul Brennan .... legal services
Flavio Castillero .... assistant accountant
Helen Milsted Eisenman .... subtitler: English
Emily Gamboa .... production coordinator
Rosa María Gómez .... production accountant
Jonas Hendrix .... production assistant
Luciana Kaplan .... script supervisor
Susana Loyo .... production secretary
Jodi Peikoff .... legal services
Rafael 'Rabbit' Perez .... production assistant
Dan Rybicky .... production office manager: New York
Alejandro Springall .... translator: Spanish
Kyle Cooper .... title designer: main title sequence (uncredited)
Michael Riley .... title designer (uncredited)
Eric Smith .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Hombres armados" - USA (Spanish title)
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Rated R for language and some violent images
127 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Barber's Client:Nobody refuses the men with guns.See more »
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A real shame no one saw it, 22 September 2003
Author: moore2772 from Atlanta, GA

Men with Guns is one of the finest films of the genre. It has legs- really stays with you, for years. The priest's story alone is brilliant filmmaking. I've been a great fan of John Sayles' work for many years, but I think this is both his most original and generally best work. The shame is that no one seems to have seen this film. I saw it 3X in theatres and there were never more than 5 people in the audience. MWG doesn't appeal to the short- attention-spaned sex-and-violence cravers. The history of 30 years of terrible civil war as close as Guatemala is something our children remain ignorant about. This incredible film puts that war into unique perspective. Sayles didn't seem to care if too many people saw it or not- subtitles alone guarantee a fringe audience confined to a few art houses. The film is not perfect- editing could be a little better; but what a story! The opening and closing scenes really work for me. I hope everyone reading these comments will go out and rent Men with Guns ASAP. Sayles at his best.

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