Old Gringo/Geronimo: An American Legend [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Old Gringo/Geronimo: An American Legend [2 Discs] (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  (English/French)  1989 - Larger Front
  • Old Gringo/Geronimo: An American Legend [2 Discs] (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French) 1989
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Synopsis

The Old Gringo
In this historical drama based on Carlos Fuentes' novel, Harriet Winslow (Jane Fonda) is a naive woman who, hoping to broaden her horizons, accepts a job as a governess in Mexico in 1913. However, Harriet unknowingly finds herself thrown into the middle of the Mexican revolution, where she attracts the attentions of two very different men: an elderly American gentleman (Gregory Peck) who has come to Mexico to die, and Tomas Arroyo (Jimmy Smits), a general with Pancho Villa's army of rebels who is fighting for the freedom of his people. The American's attraction to Harriet is more intellectual (though he unmistakably finds her attractive), while Arroyo holds a greater romantic allure to Harriet, who is still a stranger to the ways of love. In time, she gains a new sense of freedom and self-knowledge in Mexico, but while the victories of Villa's forces bring out an unseemly arrogance in Arroyo, Harriet makes a surprising discovery about the Old Gringo -- that he is in fact the fabled author Ambrose Bierce, who vanished years before. Old Gringo was the first American film for director Luis Puenzo, and the next-to-last for star Jane Fonda. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Geronimo: An American Legend
Walter Hill directs John Milius's script (co-written by Larry Gross) depicting a revisionist perspective on the "Geronimo Campaign" and how Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude 5000 U.S. cavalry men between 1885 and 1886 before his surrender at the Canyon of the Skeletons in September 1886. The film centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. Cavalry lieutenant who is charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader. Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have a respect for Geronimo, even as they are trying to hunt him down and kill him. General Charles Crook (Gene Hackman), charged with overseeing the forced settlement of the Apaches on reservations, has nothing but admiration for Geronimo. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda - Harriet Winslow
  • Gregory Peck
    Gregory Peck - Ambrose Bierce
  • Jimmy Smits
    Jimmy Smits - Gen. Tomas Arroyo
  • Patricio Contreras
    Patricio Contreras - Col. Frutos Garcia
  • Jenny Gago
    Jenny Gago - La Garduna

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