The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

There was a genuine ballad behind The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, based on a real-life character. Cortez, a San Antonio cowpoke, was arrested in 1901 because he resembled the actual criminal. Unable to speak English, Cortez fights off the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 29, 1982
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Dennis Schwartz
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A subdued revisionist Western based on a Mexican ballad about a true story.

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Emanuel Levy
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For Director Young, the tragic poignancy derives from the fact that despite rich heritage the alien Anglo culture forced Gregorio to become an outsider and to speak a language that needed translation.

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