THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (Television Release USA 1990)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Old Man and the Sea—remake of 1958 Spencer Tracy theatrical film of the same name—despite accessing the talents of Anthony Quinn serves average entertainment with an edge of slowness that dips into boredom. The storyline is exceptionally simple without a great deal of depth, almost a small slice of real life where a dangerously poor decision is made and someone luckily survived to do it another day.

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 An aging fisherman catches the fish of his dreams.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jud Taylor for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer William F. Storke for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Santiago (Anthony Quinn), Tom Pruitt (Gary Cole), Mary Pruitt (Patricia Clarkson), Lopez (Joe Santos), Angela (Valentina Quinn), Young Santiago (Francesco Quinn), Anderez (Paul Calderon), Maria (Sully Diaz), Manolo (Alexis Cruz), and Gomez (Manuel E. Santiago).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The Anthony Quinn film lineup has a slew of films that are much better entertainment fare than this one.

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