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Men with Guns (1997)

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »

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John Sayles

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John Sayles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Luppi ... Dr. Fuentes
Damián Delgado ... Domingo, the Soldier
Dan Rivera González Dan Rivera González ... Conejo, the Boy
Tania Cruz Tania Cruz ... Graciela, the Mute Girl
Damián Alcázar ... Padre Portillo, the Priest
Mandy Patinkin ... Andrew
Kathryn Grody ... Harriet
Iguandili López Iguandili López ... Mother
Nandi Luna Ramírez Nandi Luna Ramírez ... Daughter
Rafael de Quevedo Rafael de Quevedo ... General
Carmen Madrid Carmen Madrid ... Angela, Dr. Fuentes' Daughter
Esteban Soberanes Esteban Soberanes ... Raúl, Angela's Fiancé
Alejandro Springall ... Carlos, Dr. Fuentes' Son
Maricruz Nájera Maricruz Nájera ... Rich Lady
Roberto Sosa ... Bravo
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Storyline

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages. His trip soon becomes a quest, politically awakening him when he finds out that one of his students was killed by the army. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Italian | English | Nahuatl | Maya | Tzotzil | Kuna

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombres armados See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,132, 8 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$742,032, 26 April 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

John Sayles wrote his first draft in Spanish, the second in English and then polished it back into Spanish for his third draft. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Fuentes: You know, you can never save a life. You can make it longer or better, but you can't save it. In the end, everyone dies.
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Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

El Sincelajano
Written by José Ricardo
Performed by El Chane
Courtesy of Sony Discos
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Excellent Character-driven Drama
13 November 2003 | by FNR_ThomasSee all my reviews

This movie has some of the most expertly drawn characters I've ever seen in a movie. The acting and writing is absolutely superb. The ending is uplifting, but not sappy or overly sentimental. It's the type of movie that can be watched again and again.


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