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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jane Fonda
Gregory Peck
Jimmy Smits
Directors
Luis Puenzo
Screenwriters
Aida Bortnik
Carlos Fuentes
Running Time
119 minutes

Old Gringo
Peck performs one last yeehaw, overshadowing talk of Fonda's politics and post-release trepidation.


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Plot
School teacher Harriet (Fonda) goes to Mexico to ply her trade but is kidnapped by a revolutionary gang (led by Jimmy Smits). Completing the odd trio is Bierce (Peck), a dying author who wants to observe the world before he leaves it and, through the provovcation of Smits' revolutionary, go out with a heroic bang.


Verdict
An astounding performance by Peck, who is manfully (there's very little of the fairer sex on show) assisted by Fonda and Smits.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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