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Alsino and the Condor (1982)

Alsino y el cóndor (original title)
PG | | Drama, War | 1982 (Nicaragua)
Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

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Miguel Littin
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Frank
Alan Esquivel Alan Esquivel ... Alsino
Carmen Bunster Carmen Bunster ... Mamabuela
Alejandro Parodi Alejandro Parodi ... Garin
Delia Casanova ... Rosario
Marta Lorena Pérez Marta Lorena Pérez ... Lucia
Reynaldo Miravalles Reynaldo Miravalles ... El Pajarero (as Reinaldo Miravalles)
Marcelo Gaete Marcelo Gaete ... El Leonero
Jan Kees de Rooy Jan Kees de Rooy ... Rohm (as Jam Kees)
Rogelio Blain Rogelio Blain ... Manuel
Raúl Eguren Raúl Eguren ... El Maestro
Carlos Aguirre Calero Carlos Aguirre Calero ... El Cuyi
Luz Amparo Gutiérrez Luz Amparo Gutiérrez ... La Prostituta (as Amparo Gutierrez)
Gustavo Alberto Saballos Gustavo Alberto Saballos ... Sgt. Gonzalez
Ivan Turcios Ivan Turcios ... Etiope
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Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

Certificate:

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This film was made and released about 63 years after its source novel 'Alsino' by Chilean writer 'Pedro Prado' was first published in 1920. See more »

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This movie was awful
21 January 2000 | by djibouti88See all my reviews

Its obvious political biases aside, this movie was terribly made and impossible to follow. Scenes were pieced together as if someone had cut up the reel, scattered the tape on the ground, and given the director only five minutes to tape it back together in no particular order. When characters were in doubt for dialogue, which was often, unnecessary profanity was used liberally. The movie didn't make sense, it preached incessantly, and it had the same entertainment value as cutting off your own finger. Alsino can keep his condor, thank you.


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Country:

Nicaragua | Cuba | Mexico | Costa Rica

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1982 (Nicaragua) See more »

Also Known As:

Alsino and the Condor See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicaragua

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