The Children of Sanchez (1978)

The Children of Sanchez


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Adapted from a book by Oscar Lewis, this film concerns a poor Mexican worker (Anthony Quinn) who struggles to keep his family, including several common-law wives and army of children, from starving to death. The score was produced by Chuck Mangione.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Cesare Zavattini, Hall Bartlett
On DVD: Aug 2, 2005



as Jesus Sanchez

as Consuelo

as Chata

as Marta Sanchez

as Guadalupe
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Mexican widower worker Jesus Sanchez struggles to keep his family together. He can't show the kids his love but he tries to do his best for them. A nice drama. An admirable performance by Anthony Quinn.

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