Men With Guns


2h 8m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy Mexican doctor whose wife has recently died. Close to retirement, he decides to take a trip to see one of his proteges who is serving in the impoverished mountain villages. Once there, Fuentes finds out from a blind woman that his former student was killed by "the men w

Film Details

Also Known As
Hombres Armados
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Chiapas, Mexico; Veracruz, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy Mexican doctor whose wife has recently died. Close to retirement, he decides to take a trip to see one of his proteges who is serving in the impoverished mountain villages. Once there, Fuentes finds out from a blind woman that his former student was killed by "the men with guns." The local police dismiss this rumor which, in turn, makes Fuentes committed to discovering the fate of, as it turns out, more than one of his students.

Crew

Raul Acosta

Song

Mario Alfaro

Props

Jody Allen

Executive Producer

Juan Manuel Alvarez

Electrician

Miguel Angel Alvarez

Set Decorator

Juan Luis Araiza

Key Grip

Susana Baca

Song Performer

Rodolfo Barreras

Song

Les Baxter

Song

Lucho Bermudez

Song

Rigoberto Castaneda

On-Set Dresser

Flavio Castillero

Accounting Assistant

Martha Castillero

Set Costumer

David Cervando Martinez

Extras Agent/Coordinator

G Cervantes

Song

Bernardo Chavez

Assistant Location Manager

Javier Clave

Unit Manager

Raphael Coides

Song

Sarah Connors

Post-Production Supervisor

Fernando Coria Reyes

Electrician

Jeanine Cowen

Music Arranger

Mason Daring

Music

Jim De Nardo

Associate Producer

Matthías Ehrenberg

Unit Production Manager

Terry Fernandez

Location Manager

Felipe Fernandez Del Paso

Production Designer

Tom Fleischman

Sound

G Fuentes

Song

Juan Gabriel

Song

Emily Gamboa

Production Coordinator

Francisco Garcia

Dolly Grip

Sergio Garcia

Assistant Camera Operator

Peter Gilbert

Associate Producer

Juan Jose Goldaracena

Assistant Set Dresser

Francisco Goldman

Other

Michael Golub

Music

Rosa Maria Gomez

Production Accountant

Lou Gonda

Executive Producer

Andy Gonzalez

Music

Luis Gonzalez Palma

Titles

Shari D. Gray

Wardrobe Supervisor

Adrian Grunberg

Assistant Director

Carlos Guerra

Assistant Camera Operator

Pedro Hernandez

Grip

Manuel Hinojosa

Assistant Director

Slawomir Idziak

Director Of Photography

Leonardo Julian

Gaffer

Luciana Kaplan

Script Supervisor

Judy Karp

Sound Mixer

Duke Levine

Music

Frank London

Music Arranger

Susana Loyo

Other

Luciano Luciani

Song

Larry Luddecke

Music Arranger

Lizzie Curry Martinez

Casting

Paul Miller

Producer

Helen Milsted Eisenman

Titles

Josue Mondragon

Music Arranger

Patrick Mullins

Music Editor

Antonio Munohierro

Construction Coordinator

Guadalupe Narvaez

Costumes

Patricia Nava

Art Department Coordinator

Berta Navarro

Coproducer

Billy Novick

Music Arranger

Mario Ontal

Assistant Editor

Salvador Parra

Art Director

Delfino Pena

Best Boy Grip

Diana Quiroz

Assistant Set Decorator

Maggie Renzi

Producer

Jaime Reyes

Boom Operator

Jose Ricardo

Song

Eric Robison

Associate Producer

Ramon Ropian

Song Performer

Mayes C. Rubeo

Costume Designer

Aristeo Ruiz Lugo

Carpenter

Dan Rybicky

Production Manager

Carlos Sanchez

Makeup

Doug Sayles

Associate Producer

John Sayles

Editor

John Sayles

Screenplay

Tom Schnabel

Music Supervisor

Richard Sebring

Other

Salvador Servin

Transportation Captain

Frances Simonovich

Other

John Sloss

Executive Producer

Alejandro Springall

Interpreter

Philip Stockton

Sound Editor

Yma Sumac

Song Performer

Olga Tanon

Song Performer

Plummy Tucker

Associate Editor

Alex Vasquez

Special Effects Coordinator

Shane Young

Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Hombres Armados
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Chiapas, Mexico; Veracruz, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.

Began shooting January 13, 1997.

Completed shooting February 22, 1997.

Clear Blue Sky Productions, the independent film division of Microsoft, was founded by Paul G. Allen.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-29, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.)

Limited Release in United States March 6, 1998

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States March 6, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States on Video August 25, 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1998

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-29, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema (Americana) in Turin, Italy November 14-22, 1997.

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1998

Released in United States on Video August 25, 1998

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema (Americana) in Turin, Italy November 14-22, 1997.)