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Che!

  • Drama
  • History
  • 1969
  • Richard Fleischer
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

An intentionally noncommittal version of the Cuban revolution told through flashbacks, the film recounts Che's switch from doctor to politico in Castro's campaign.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Hollywood's take on the Cuban revolution, with Omar Sharif as Che Guevara and Jack Palance as Fidel Castro. Sharif looks oddly convincing - just like the poster every middle-class Marxist had over his bed - and the movie certainly celebrates Che's status as a revolutionary martyr and Robin Hood figure. As Castro, though, Palance is a rascal and a drunkard, a caricature of the man every patriotic American loves to hate. Sharif's contract included a "conscience clause" that allowed him to veto any scene he felt distorted the facts, but this is not a movie that's remotely believable. Richard Fleischer directs efficiently, as one would expect, on Puerto Rican locations.

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Credits

Cast

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Che GuevaraOmar Sharif
Fidel CastroJack Palance
Ramon ValdezCesare Danova
Faustino MoralesRobert Loggia
GuillermoWoody Strode
Anita MarquezBarbara Luna
GoatherdFrank Silvera
Captain VasquezAlbert Paulsen

Crew

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DirectorRichard Fleischer

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
1969-11-09
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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