R | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Ernesto and Alberto's real-life motorcycle was a British-made Norton International, with a 500cc single-cylinder engine. For the film, the crew used restored Nortons, except for the crash scenes, which used modern Suzukis made up to look like ... ...
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:
You gotta fight for every breath and tell death to go to hell.
When Ernesto and Alberto fall off the motorcycle while dodging cows, the motorcycle slides. If you look closely, you can see a rope or cable pulling it.
The real Alberto appears at the very end of the film just before the credits.
Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
$375,461 (Brazil) (7 May 2004)
$16,756,372 (USA) (13 February 2005)