A poor Mexican pearl diver finds a priceless pearl that promises a better life for his impoverished family.


(as Alfred Zacharias)


(novel), (screenplay) (as Alfred Sacharias)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Tomas (as G. Paul Davis 'Litefoot')
Ryan James ...
Claudine Sosa ...
Kino's Mother
Angélica Soler ...
Martha Gasque ...
Woman on Beach
Clarissa Rendón ...
Woman on Beach
Elia Domenzian ...
Carlos Rotzinger ...
Alicia Camps ...
Claudio Báez ...
Dr. Karl's Servant
Dr. Karl
Hugo Stiglitz ...
Beggar One


A poor Mexican pearl diver finds a priceless pearl that promises a better life for his impoverished family.

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15 May 2004 (France)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Based off of the 1947 novella "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. See more »

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Could have been a good movie
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was interesting as far as the story goes. Unfortunately, the acting and some of the plot devices which attempted to pull the movie together and to give the viewer some relationship with the characters were so pathetic and contrived that it literally made me laugh. This is the type of movie which would have made a great episode of Mystery Science 2000. Some of the action scenes were embarrassing, the idea that a man and his wife with a newborn child could go trudging through the desert with no provisions. Please, if you watch this, enjoy it as a comedy. Otherwise, you will have to turn it off about 20 or 30 minutes in. I am sure that no one will ever read this review because this movie is so poor I doubt anyone would waste their time like I have.

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