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Series cast summary:
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
 Don Joaquín (3 episodes, 1992)
 Alejandra (3 episodes, 1992)
Adalberto Martínez ...
 Lucas (3 episodes, 1992)
 Daniel (3 episodes, 1992)
Marcelo Buquet ...
 Gerardo (3 episodes, 1992)
Frances Ondiviela ...
 Fernanda (3 episodes, 1992)
Jesús Vargas ...
 Fonseca (3 episodes, 1992)
Alan Gutiérrez ...
 Rosendo (3 episodes, 1992)
Jorge Poza ...
 Perico (3 episodes, 1992)
 Paco (3 episodes, 1992)
 Eugenio (3 episodes, 1992)
Felipe Colombo ...
 Felipín (3 episodes, 1992)
 Luis (3 episodes, 1992)
 Ernesto (3 episodes, 1992)
Alejandro Bracho ...
 Joel Chuvila (3 episodes, 1992)
Eduardo Santamarina ...
 Ulises (3 episodes, 1992)


Joaquin is a talented old man of a good family, at time he was a famous concert artist and painter. He is alone and always in a bad mood, he lives in a hospice and he dreams to reunion with his daughter and little grandson that he never knew. Daniel is a good boy, grown up in an orphanage, he is brave and courageous by nature and learns to face life's difficulties. He has an only friend: the dog Anselmo. When Daniel meets Joaquin, he finds in him the grandfather that he never had. Another personage is Alejandra: a good family girl, nice and intelligent. Her problem is that her parents, Gerardo and Fernanda, separate and she escapes from the house and meets Daniel. They become friends and with Joaquin's help they set up a fire balloon. The villains are: Don Lucas, the school caretaker who, at first, liked Daniel, but then he hates him because he is jealous of Joaquin. Mayra, who is Gerardo's secretary, is cool and calculating, she wants to seduce him. Yolanda, who is Alejandra's friend... Written by Anonymous

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1992 (Mexico)  »

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Mi abuelito  »

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Classic soap opera oriented for children.
26 July 2009 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Man! Those were the days! I remember watching this movie religiously during my childhood years and all I can remember is that it featured plenty of dramatic moments mixed with tender and naive situations that many children will be related to.

The chemistry between the three most important characters was very tender and often taught lessons of humanism.

Jorge Martínez de Hoyos was magnificent as the tender old man who took care of both children and always applied his wisdom in the most important situations.

I had a huge crush on Ludwika Paleta so i didn't pay attention to her acting; but nowadays, thanks to reruns in the Telenovelas Channel, I can proudly say that she was a fantastic young actress. Gael García was algo very good and demonstrated he had qualities as a serious actor.

But let's face it, Martínez de Hoyos stole the show and will be always remembered as a favorite for the fans.

This is a tender story of love and lessons of life. Sometimes, it hurts when we grow but it's the only way to learn.

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