The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

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A retired radio DJ ends up in a tense battle of wills with a nefarious businessman and his villainous doctor henchman after he hurts his back and is sent to live in a nursing home. As a young boy, Rex Page (Ernest Borgnine) always dreamt of being a cowboy. Decades later, his career in radio has dried up, and an injury lands him in the Rancho Park nursing home. There, local tycoon Mr. Walker (Barry Corbin) and scheming Dr. Dominguez (Tony Plana) plot to keep the elderly residents controlled and … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Elia Petridis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 30, 2013
Runtime:
STARZ MEDIA LLC.

Cast


as Walker

as Denise

as Dominguez

as Pretty Annie

as Clementine

as Solena's Grandmother

as Mr. Davis

as Coach Radke

as Production Assistant

as Casting Director

as Director

as Walker, Jr.

as Vicente Fernandez

as Marc (El Picolindo)
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It gives film fans the chance to see the late Ernest Borgnine in his last acting gig and to see that he clearly relished every opportunity to perform. Unfortunately, the film surrounding him is a pulseless homage to spaghetti westerns.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
L.A. Weekly
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Borgnine's robust performance keeps the pic grounded in a melancholy reality of frustrated dreams, bitter resentments and last-chance opportunities for redemption.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
Variety
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A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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The late Ernest Borgnine receives a moving send-off in his final film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
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