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Blood and Sand (1989)

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Previously filmed in 1922 with Rudolph Valentino and in 1940 with Tyrone Power, Vicente Blasco Ibanez's mystical bullfight novel Blood & Sand was given a third big-screen treatment in 1989. Though filmed in Spain by a Spanish director, the 1989 Blood & Sand casts American actor Christopher Rydell as the bullfighter hero. Also hailing from the USA is a pre-Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, playing the vamp role previously essayed in 1922 by Nita Naldi and in 1940 by Rita Hayworth. The story remains the same: a dirt-poor youth rises to fame and fortune in the bull ring, forgets his roots, cheats on his wife, has a last-minute change of heart, and pays for his sins in grotesque fashion.

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Chris Rydell
as Juan Gallardo
Christopher Rydell
as Juan Gallardo
Sharon Stone
as Dona Sol
Ana Torrent
as Carmen Espinosa
Albert Vidal
as Nacional
Aldo Sambrell
as Faustino
Tony Fuentes
as Pepe Serrano
Luis Barboo
as Old Slaughterer
José Lifante
as Slaughterer 1
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