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In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

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Cast

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Fidel Castro (as Demian Bichir)
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María D. Sosa ...
Aleidita
Raúl Beltrán ...
Bolivian Customs Agent #1
Raúl 'Pitín' Gómez ...
Bolivian Customs Agent #2
Paty M. Bellott ...
Woman at Airport
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Loro (Jorge Vázquez Viaña)
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In 1965, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara resigns from his Cuban government posts to secretly make his latest attempt to spread the revolution in Bolivia. After arriving in La Paz, Bolivia late in 1966, by 1967, Che with several Cuban volunteers, have raised a small guerrilla army to take on the militarist Bolivian movement. However, Che must face grim realities about his few troops and supplies, his failing health, and a local population who largely does not share his idealistic aspirations. As the US supported Bolivian army prepares to defeat him, Che and his beleaguered force struggle against the increasingly hopeless odds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to Lou Diamond Phillips, he did constant language drills with a vocal coach to learn his lines in Spanish. When he arrived on the set, the part was completely rewritten and he had to do more constant drills to learn his new lines. See more »

Goofs

When the Bolivian troops are about to ambush the guerrillas crossing the river, you can see the bullets in the belt have primers that have already been fired. The firing pin imprint on the cap is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ernesto Che Guevara: [to a Bolivian soldier about to execute him] Shoot. Do it.
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Connections

Referenced in The First Beautiful Thing (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Balderrama
Lyrics by Manuel José Castilla
Music by Gustavo Leguizamon
Performed by Mercedes Sosa
Courtesy of Universal Music
Copyright (c) by Lagos Editorial (Warner/Chappell Music Argentina)
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Soderburgh gets it right
21 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A lot of the problem many people have with this movie is that they seem to think that the story should have been more entertaining (ignoring it is based on a true story) or ranting against a film that glorifies Che (which it really doesn't). This film is very close to Jon Anderson's definitive bio on Che and gets the story right. Soderburgh does an excellent job of setting the mood for the unraveling debacle that was Che's Bolivian adventure. You really get the impression of the total timidity and bewilderment of the Bolvian peasant to Che's revolutionary ideas or of the difficulties that his men faced with hunger and the terrain. Sorry to bore the attention challenged movie fan out there but that was how it happened. So don't go into this movie expecting a Rambo shoot em up, its a true story!


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