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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)

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Release Date: Jun 29, 1982 Wide

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There was a genuine ballad behind The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, based on a real-life character. Cortez, a San Antonio cowpoke, was arrested in 1901 because he resembled the actual criminal. Unable to speak English, Cortez fights off the authorities, inadvertently killing a sheriff in the process. His subsequent life and death as a fugitive from the Texas Rangers forms the core of this independently produced project. Adapted from a novel by Americo Paredes, Ballad of Gregorio Cortez stars Edward

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A subdued revisionist Western based on a Mexican ballad about a true story.

June 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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For Director Young, the tragic poignancy derives from the fact that despite rich heritage the alien Anglo culture forced Gregorio to become an outsider and to speak a language that needed translation.

March 30, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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