Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

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    • Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

      BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ

      DIRECTED BY ROBERT M. YOUNG
      AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE
      FILMHAUS PRODUCTIONS
      MOCTESUMA ESPARZA PRODUCTIONS
      EMBASSY PICTURES

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas,
      a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.

      Cast
      Edward James Olmos ... Gregorio Cortez
      James Gammon ... Sheriff Frank Fly
      Tom Bower ... Boone Choate
      Bruce McGill ... Reporter Blakely
      Brion James ... Captain Rogers
      Alan Vint ... Mike Trimmell
      Timothy Scott ... Sheriff Morris
      Pepe Serna ... Romaldo Cortez
      Michael McGuire ... Sheriff Glover
      William Sanderson ... Cowboy
      Barry Corbin ... B.R. Abernathy
      Jack Kehoe ... Prosecutor Pierson
      Rosanna DeSoto ... Carlota Muñoz
      Ned Beatty ... Lynch Mob Leader

      Directed
      Robert M. Young

      Writing Credits
      Américo Paredes ... (book)
      Victor Villaseñor
      Robert M. Young

      Produced
      H. Frank Dominguez ... executive producer
      Moctesuma Esparza ... producer
      Michael Hausman ... producer
      David Ochoa ... executive producer
      Edward James Olmos ... associate producer
      Richard Soto ... executive producer
      David Wisnievitz ... associate producer

      Music
      W. Michael Lewis
      Edward James Olmos ... (music composed and adapted by)

      Cinematography
      Reynaldo Villalobos

      Trivia
      Unknown

      Goofs
      Unknown


      Filming Locations
      Texas, USA
      New Mexico, USA
      Colorado, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Ballad of Gregorio Cortez was a 1982 American western directed by
      Robert M. Young and starring Edward James Olmos,James Gammon and Tom Bower

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      User Review

      The Ballad of an Innocent Man
      16 July 2015 | by charlywiles (United States)

      charly wrote:

      This is a heartbreaking true story of a miscarriage of justice as well as an examination of racism and prejudice in early 1900's Texas. Edward James Olmos is outstanding in the title role and gives one of the finest performances in this underrated actor's career. The film also has a fine supporting cast of Western character actors headed by Bruce McGill as a reporter following the posse, James Gammon as a dedicated sheriff and Barry Corbin as the lawyer who takes up Cortez' case. The prison, courtroom and post-trial scenes are emotionally powerful. This is a low budget effort which probably explains the poor lighting and sometimes shaky camera work, but this largely unknown and underrated gem deserves to be discovered for its fine acting and compelling story.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England