Che! (1969)

Che!

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In this pseudo-biography of the legendary Cuban revolutionary -- played by Omar Sharif -- Che Guevara takes up the cause as a rebel fighter under the direction of Fidel Castro, played by Jack Palance. Guevara, a young Argentine doctor, proves his worth under the heat of guerilla warfare and, gaining the respect of his men, becomes the leader of a patrol. Castro is impressed by Guevara's tactics and strict discipline and makes him his chief advisor. When Castro defeats the Cuban dictator Batista … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Wilson
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Fox

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as Che Guevara

as Fidel Castro

as Ramon Valdez

as Faustino Morales

as Guillermo

as Anita Marquez

as Goatheard

as Capt. Vasquez

as Felipe Munoz

as Willy

as Rolando

as Pablo Rojas

as Col. Salazar

as Celia Sanchez

as Raul Castro

as Antonio

as Juan Almeida

as Hector

as Sgt. Terrazas

as Camilio Cienfuegos
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½

The 1969 version which was directed by Richard Fleischer. This version starred Omar Sharif(of "Lawrence of Arabia",and "Doctor Zhivago" fame) in the biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batisia regime,eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's rise to his reign of power of the control of Cuba.
The film itself is a spectacle of sorts from Guevara's life when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his violent death in 1967. The cast is top-notch including Jack Palance, Cesare Danova, Robert Loggia, Woody Strode,and Barbara Luna.....with a great musical score from composer Lalo Schifrin.

rayman0071
Mister Caple

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½

I don't know if I should laugh at the horrific casting (Jack Palance as Fidel Castro...!?!?) or the defanged storytelling about one of the most iconic figures the world has ever known. Omar Sharif looks like he's trying to do his best as Che Guevara but if you can get through this entire crapfest you're sure to discover no one's got much to work with. The whole afterward interview angle is terrible also. If I had to blame someone for the sheer awfulness of Che!, I'd blame the filmmakers who were undoubtedly out to make a quick buck and felt the imperitive need to strike while the iron was somewhat hot. In the end, all Che! really did was make the anticipation for Steven Soderbergh's project that much more unbearable. Watch Che! for free at IMDB if you don't believe me...

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

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Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba
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