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February 14, 1988 | Leonard Klady \f7
Heraldo de Mexico has reported a "strained relationship" on the set of Columbia's $24-million "Old Gringo," which has started shooting at Mexico City's Churubusco Studios with stars Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits. The alleged strainees: co-producer Fonda and Argentine writer-director Luis Puenzo ("The Official Story"). Heraldo claimed the friction was caused by Puenzo's unfamiliarity with Mexican culture--the film is a turn-of-the-century political adventure involving U.S.
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October 1, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH
When director Luis Puenzo made his Oscar-winning film "The Official Story" in 1984, he shot scenes in his own bedroom in a pleasant upper-middle-class Buenos Aires suburb. At night, he slept below his own klieg lights. He spent just $465,000 to make the film, an intimate and searing study of a woman who discovers that her adopted daughter was stolen from a prisoner murdered by military officers during the last Argentine dictatorship.
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October 1, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH
When director Luis Puenzo made his Oscar-winning film "The Official Story" in 1984, he shot scenes in his own bedroom in a pleasant upper-middle-class Buenos Aires suburb. At night, he slept below his own klieg lights. He spent just $465,000 to make the film, an intimate and searing study of a woman who discovers that her adopted daughter was stolen from a prisoner murdered by military officers during the last Argentine dictatorship.
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April 24, 1988 | GREGG BARRIOS
At mid morning the wind hadn't begun to play havoc on this remote, barren film location, 57 miles northeast of Mexico City. Yet daily, around noon, the hot breeze that abruptly sweeps over the landscape and creates clouds of dust is so strong that at times it threatens to halt the film making going on here. Thirty miles away, in the shadow of the ancient Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan, Jane Fonda was on her way to the set of "Old Gringo."
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April 24, 1988 | GREGG BARRIOS
At mid morning the wind hadn't begun to play havoc on this remote, barren film location, 57 miles northeast of Mexico City. Yet daily, around noon, the hot breeze that abruptly sweeps over the landscape and creates clouds of dust is so strong that at times it threatens to halt the film making going on here. Thirty miles away, in the shadow of the ancient Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan, Jane Fonda was on her way to the set of "Old Gringo."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1999 | Angelique Flores, (949) 574-4209
Saddleback College will hold a screening of the Argentine film "The Official Story" at 7 p.m. Thursday. The movie will follow a discussion at 6:30 p.m. The movie, which received an Academy Award for best foreign film, is the story of a middle-class family's involvement in the search for their adopted daughter's missing parents and is directed by Luis Puenzo. The showing will be at SM 104, Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. (949) 582-4985 or (949) 582-4788.
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September 14, 1997 | Sheila Benson
The 1985 winner of the best foreign film Oscar is a work of surpassing subtlety and insight in which a dark-eyed, dark-haired Argentine professor of history (Norma Aleandro, right) begins to suspect that her adopted child (Analia Castro, left with Hector Alterio) might be the offspring of desparecidos. The film is set in 1983, in the wake of the crumbling of Argentina's military dictatorship. Directed and co-written by Luis Puenzo (Cinemax Saturday at 8 p.m).
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August 27, 1989 | Gregg Barrios
While Columbia's "Old Gringo" takes its sweet time opening domestically, it's already playing to audiences South of the Border--and beyond. Set against the Mexican Revolution, the $24-million romantic epic stars Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits. It had its world premiere in Buenos Aires last weekend--and opens throughout Argentina on Thursday.
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February 8, 1987 | Craig Modderno
Jane Fonda is developing Carlos Fuentes' book, "Gringo Viezo," which she will produce and star in. Luis Puenzo will write and direct the drama, which shoots in Mexico late this summer. . . . Art Carney has a forced reunion with his feuding brother Barnard Hughes when they are trapped in the basement of a building they built in an episode of "The Cavanaughs" that shoots this week in L.A. . . .
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February 14, 1988 | Leonard Klady \f7
Heraldo de Mexico has reported a "strained relationship" on the set of Columbia's $24-million "Old Gringo," which has started shooting at Mexico City's Churubusco Studios with stars Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits. The alleged strainees: co-producer Fonda and Argentine writer-director Luis Puenzo ("The Official Story"). Heraldo claimed the friction was caused by Puenzo's unfamiliarity with Mexican culture--the film is a turn-of-the-century political adventure involving U.S.
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October 7, 1989 | JOCELINE FRANK
"Where are the Mexicans?" "Mexicans Without Mejicanos?" "Jane Fonda and Columbia Exploits Mexican History." "The Story of Mexico for the Mexicans." Those were some of the placards carried by 25 Latino demonstrators who protested Thursday night outside the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills before a screening of Columbia Pictures' "Old Gringo," which stars Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits as a Mexican revolutionary.
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