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Maten al león (1977)

A handsome pilot is called back to his homeland, the Latin American republic of Arepa, by the rich islanders, to participate in a complot to kill the dictator known as El León (The Lion).

Director:

José Estrada

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Reynoso ... Mariscal Belaunzáran
Jorge Rivero ... Pepe Cussirat
Lucy Gallardo ... Angela Berriozabal
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Salvador Pereira
Guillermo Orea ... Don Carlos Berriozabal
Marta Zamora Marta Zamora ... Pepita Jiménez
Enrique Lucero ... Vicepresidente Cardona
Julián Pastor Julián Pastor ... Paco Ridruejo
Carlos Cestero Carlos Cestero ... Coco Regalado
Manuel Medel Manuel Medel ... Gustavo Anzures
Francisco Llopis Francisco Llopis ... Doctor Malagón (as Paco Llopis)
Farnesio de Bernal Farnesio de Bernal ... Bonilla
Ricardo Fuentes Ricardo Fuentes ... Don Casimiro Paletón
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... De la Cadena
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Esperanza de Pereira
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Storyline

A handsome pilot is called back to his homeland, the Latin American republic of Arepa, by the rich islanders, to participate in a complot to kill the dictator known as El León (The Lion).

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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 1977 (Mexico) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

By its time, the movie was the most expensive Mexican film ever made. It was entirely shot on location at Puerto Rico (except a couple of interior shots at Estudios Churubusco in Mexico City), with most of the budget devoted to the rental of millionaires' lavish cars and houses and actors David Reynoso, Jorge Rivero and Guillermo Orea and Ernesto Gomez Cruz's salaries. Despite this, the movie was a box office bomb and had a very moderate criterion response, lasting in theaters only 15 days. See more »

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