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And starring Pancho Villa as himself

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Widescreen version.

Performers

Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Matt Day, Michael McKean, Colm Feore, Alexa Davalos, Anthony Stewart Head, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent.

Publication Information

New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Summary

This film is based on the true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their lives in the mingling of fiction and reality. The two make their movie and its original U.S. release helps change public opinion in Villa's favor and proves "the lens is mightier than the sword".

Notes

DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

Videodisc release of the 2003 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Not rated.

In English with optional French or Spanish language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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