Old Gringo (1989)

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When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, ... See full summary »




  • Jane Fonda at an event for Old Gringo (1989)
  • Jane Fonda in Old Gringo (1989)
  • Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits in Old Gringo (1989)
  • Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda in Old Gringo (1989)
  • Old Gringo (1989)
  • Jimmy Smits in Old Gringo (1989)

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10 September 2019 | smitty008
| Not bad, but too cluttered
Old Gringo is perhaps not as bad as has been made out by other reviewers, but it is not without its problems. The basic plot (generic war movie) is sufficient, but casting three headliners and trying to make sure they all get their stories and screen time in hollows out all three characters. All three characters were actually worthy of being portrayed as the lead, but it seems that none of the trio actually was. The movie would actually have been better with slightly lesser actors in two of the roles and more emphasis on just one of them.

I'm sure being a "Fonda Film" there was some thinly veiled commentary about something or another, but I either didn't catch it or didn't care enough to pay attention. I'd say it's an OK watch if you can find it for free, but maybe not worth paying for.

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Release Date:

6 October 1989


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico

Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,151,749 9 October 1989

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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