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The Children of Sanchez (1978)

The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and... See full summary »

Director:

Hall Bartlett

Writers:

Hall Bartlett, Oscar Lewis (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quinn ... Jesús Sánchez
Dolores del Rio ... Grandma Paquita
Lupita Ferrer Lupita Ferrer ... Consuelo Sánchez (as Melanie Farrar)
Katy Jurado ... Chata
Stathis Giallelis ... Roberto Sánchez
Lucía Méndez ... Martha Sánchez
Duncan Quinn Duncan Quinn ... Manuel Sánchez
Héctor Bonilla ... Mario
Patricia Aspíllaga Patricia Aspíllaga
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... (as Patricia Spindola)
José Carlos Ruiz
Helena Rojo
Rebeca Silva Rebeca Silva
René Cardona ... (as René Cardona Sr.)
Domingo Ambriz Domingo Ambriz
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Storyline

The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and build a life of her own, the family and Sanchez face an enormous challenge.

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Taglines:

Its Power and Passion Will Touch All Our Hearts - Because We Are All the Children of Sanchez

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1979 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Kinder von Sanchez See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Quinn first announced this as an MGM production back in 1964 with Sophia Loren opposite him. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo Sánchez: This time I think you should vote, Father
Jesús Sánchez: Vote? What do you think they're gonna change? You know what they'll change? Chairs - Mr Gomez, you sit here, Mr Gonzalez, you sit there. That's what they'll change - chairs.
Consuelo Sánchez: If enough people try to improve things, that's the only way. We have to speak up.
Jesús Sánchez: The only way not to be kicked in the ass is to know your place. And keep your mouth shut.
Consuelo Sánchez: We have a right to change things.
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Crazy Credits

For Guadalupe, Cathy, Laurie, Alice, Paul. See more »

Soundtracks

Lullabye
Written by Chuck Mangione
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Promising Players, Pitiful Picture!
27 May 2009 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Dark and dismal neorealism meets dreary film noir in the 1978 The Children of Sanchez, which, despite its interesting cast proves a most disappointing Mexican-American collaboration thanks mainly to an over-indulgent director (Hall Bartlett) and screenwriters (Cesare Zavattini and Bartlett) who give Anthony Quinn leave to over-act in numerous, long-held close-ups. He's even allowed to upstage Dolores Del Rio in her big scene (her final film too). And I couldn't even spot Katy Jurado! Fortunately, the lovely Lupita Ferrer gets a fair innings, but Gabriel Figueroa's photography does not come off well in either of the two DVD versions. Quinn and Del Rio speak their own dialogue in the Trinity disc, but in Vanguard's Spanish edition, they are both dubbed. Oddly, the sound mix in the Spanish release is far superior to the American.


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