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.
When Ernesto and Alberto are at the Chuquicamata copper mine, the foreman shouts that the mine "isn't a tourist attraction." These days, it is.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:
The goal: to explore a continent we had only known in books.
At the end of the movie, when Che is at the airport, a yellow GMC pickup drives by. The pickup has a 1-piece windshield, which GMC introduced after 1952.
The closing credits are overlaid on original photos from the real journey of Alberto and Ernesto.
Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
$375,461 (Brazil) (7 May 2004)
$16,756,372 (USA) (13 February 2005)