Men with Guns

Synopsis: Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages. His trip soon becomes a quest, politically awakening him when he finds out that one of his students was killed by the army.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): John Sayles
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
R
Year:
1997
127 min
19 Views


It was an excellent idea.

Bravo! Hey!

Wait!

Bravo!

Wait!

Don't you recognize me?

What do you want with me?

- Why aren't you in the village?

- The program is finished.

- That's not true.

- It's finished for me.

You were trained.

You accepted the responsibility.

Dozens of students who applied

weren't as lucky as you.

Yes, I was lucky.

Luckier than Cienfuegos.

- What happened to Cienfuegos?

- What do you think?

I have no idea.

- He didn't get a warning.

- Warning of what?

You don't know a thing about it,

do you?

What are you doing in Los Perdidos?

This is a pharmacy.

We sell drugs at popular prices.

So your classes

weren't a complete waste.

I sent you with medicine, training,

the support of the government.

Dr. Fuentes, you're the most

learned man I ever met.

But also the most ignorant.

Go find Cienfuegos.

He's got the whole story.

You'd better go home, doctor.

Los Perdidos is no place to be

at night.

Angela called me last night.

Did you change your plans?

It was a shock.

Bravo was one of my best students.

He got some Indian girl pregnant

and had to run to save his ass.

Can I use the Mercedes

until you're back?

Hello.

What town are you from?

From here.

This place must have a name.

What's it called?

We're salt people.

This is where we live.

- But there's nothing here.

- You can't see anything from a car.

It was like a hub here.

Like Chicago or Atlanta.

- They cut paths through the jungle?

- There's no jungle to cut through.

It was all farmland back then.

Overpopulated and overfarmed.

See if this guy knows.

Excuse me, sir.

Please, could you tell us...

...do you know how far it is

to the ruins in Jobal?

I'm not sure.

I've never traveled here before.

Thank you.

I think he said he

doesn't know this area.

Well, at least he speaks Spanish.

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John Sayles

John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). His film Men with Guns (1997) has been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), has been added to the National Film Registry. more…

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