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Cabeza de Vaca ()


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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
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Dorantes
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Cascabel / Araino
Carlos Castañón ...
Castillo
Gerardo Villarreal ...
Estebanico
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Lozoya (as Roberto 'Calambres' Cobo)
José Flores ...
Malacosa
Eli 'Chupadera' Machuca ...
Sorcerer
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Fray Suárez
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Anciana Avavar
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Man in Armor
Óscar Yoldi ...
Esquivel
Ramón Barragán ...
Pánfilo de Narváez
Julio Solórzano Foppa ...
Alcaraz
Javier Escobar Villarreal ...
Young Iguase Indian
Víctor Hugo Salcedo ...
Iguase Chief
Jorge Santoyo ...
Aide de Camp
Juan Sánchez Duarte ...
Giant
Adyari Cházaro ...
Dead Girl
Mayra Serbulo
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Wounded Indian
Héctor Téllez ...
Cart Driver
Víctor Hugo Martín del Campo ...
Young Soldier
Adriana Guzmán ...
Woman in Giants Village
Ivonne Leyton ...
Woman in Giants Village
Santiago Carrillo
Alejandro Carrillo ...
Indian Singer
Santiago López
Geraldo Martinez ...
Avavar Guard
Abel Woolrich ...
Shipwrecked Man
Juan Carlos Martínez ...
Shipwrecked Man
Gerardo Durán ...
Shipwrecked Man
Alfredo Mejía Barón ...
Shipwrecked Man
Alejandro Tamayo ...
Shipwrecked Man
Antero Chávez ...
Spanish Drummer
José Salinas ...
Witch Doctor
Jesús Vázquez ...
Body in Spanish Chest
Gerardo Sánchez ...
Dweller in Boating Village
Sara Iliana Sánchez ...
Dweller in Boating Village
Gisela Sanders Alcántara ...
Dweller in Boating Village (as Gisela I. Sanders)
Dulce María Villarreal ...
Dweller in Boating Village
Armando Flores ...
Avavar Indian
Isreal Villa
Nayelli Zepeda ...
Avavar Dancer
Juana Dorantes ...
Avavar Dancer
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Avavar Dancer

Directed by

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Nicolás Echevarría

Written by

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Nicolás Echevarría ... ()
 
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca ... (novel)
 
Xavier Robles ... () (uncredited)
 
Guillermo Sheridan ... ()

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Roger Corman ... distribution producer (uncredited)
Rafael Cruz ... producer
Arthur Gorson ... consulting producer
Bertha Navarro ... executive producer
Julio Solórzano Foppa ... producer
Jorge Sánchez ... producer

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Mario Lavista

Cinematography by

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Guillermo Navarro

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Rafael Castanedo

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Chuck Winston ... color timer (uncredited)

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José Luis Aguilar ... (as José Luis Aguilar Gil)

Set Decoration by

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Ángeles Martínez

Costume Design by

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Tolita Figueroa

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Guillermo del Toro ... special makeup effects artist
Rigo Mora ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

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Carlos Aguilar ... sound engineer
George R. Groves Jr. ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Jose A. Cordero ... special effects technician (uncredited)

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Pablo Romero ... music coordinator (uncredited)

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'Chico' Hernandez ... head wrangler (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

An international award winning saga of old Mexico. In 1528, a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida with 600 lives lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead, he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical and mysterious culture, becoming a healer and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Also Known As
  • Cabeza De Vaca (Canada, English title)
  • Les aventures de Cabeza de Vaca (France)
  • Die Abenteuer des Cabeza de Vaca (Germany)
  • Кабеса де Вака (Russia)
  • Cabeça de Vaca (Brazil)
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  • 112 min
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Trivia The huge figure of a naked man wielding a club which is created by the Indian sorcerer is an accurate representation of the ancient Celtic chalk carving known as the Cerne Abbas Giant, which is 60 metres in height and is located on a hillside overlooking the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset, England. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Conquistadors (2000). See more »

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