The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

Synopsis: Ernest Borgnine plays Rex Page, an old man who is bitter about never becoming famous and having lived a life without any meaning. After suffering a stroke, he ends up in a nursing home staffed by Latin American immigrants. Put off by the situation, Rex focuses his energy on getting out, which places him at odds with the Latino workers. However, their relationship takes on new meaning when it is discovered that he once shook hands with Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican singer, producer and actor idolized throughout Latin culture. The employees soon begin to treat Rex like the celebrity he's always dreamed of being.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Director(s): Elia Petridis
Production: Indican Pictures
  1 win.
99 min

the man who shook the hand of

Vicente Fernandez

I cannot seem to get right side up today.

- I cannot imagine what's come over me.

- don't mean to be hindrance, ma'am.

It looks to me that ambles

got mind of his own.

Of course she does.

my horse, ain't she?

no argue in there,

I mean no disrespect.

says your tongue

but your hands otherwise.

Point me to direction

well-suited for a lady.

I'm looking for Durn.

Do not move,

or I'll shoot you.

you maybe on right side of stand for now

but I know evil like you.

you lean spines of your men

cus you ain't got one.

can you even get up? muchacho.

a beaten old dog like you,

can't have much to prove [barks] something.

Whatever I got left in me,

as sure as hell

enough to stand up to

a yella-belly (go like)?? vermin like you.

You can put me down

keep me down,

but you can't keep all us down.

One day you gonna be outnumbered

by good people of this place.

If you got any regret floating around this world

time to set'em down

before move on to the next.

for no man should die,

not being right to himself.

That day com'in for us all

sooner than you'll think.

???(quiet dow)???.

Hands up.

you can let that dirt

be away in the wind.

didn't mortal soul

soon begin its company? Seor

that is what's wrong

with the West these days.

it is how do-gooders

I'd rather be dead as in a doornail

sit here and listen to you

huh, tell me what I am.

I know who I am,

and I know what I've done.

a do-gooder, I ain't.

I didn't come here to

lay judgment on your head

even though I know sure

as the almighty himself.

that you're no better than

hoof of satan's steed.

the people of this place need me

to make it safe ,but yet ...

keep going.

all I know as I have to show'em

How to live without fear.

And that starts now, here, what would ...

No, doggonit.


What you gonna do that for?

we're gonna be late.

Oh, Clam?

What else could one do with bandito?

hell. woman. Burt called said,

he has something lined up for me,

and you just can't stop there.

you know I gotta be sharp.

you just can't stop me in the middle.

47 years of marriage and not a day goes by,

that i don't hear about

some cockamamie scheme that you cooked up with

that gold-mining agent of yours.

What is all the commotion in here?

dad, you choke on monologue again?

huh. you make fun of me?

the two of you.

sometime I'm gonna get kind of respect

around here I deserve.

maybe you'll watch something aside

that damn tape.

got your granddaughter soccer game,

which we're so late to.

go get ready cowboy!

Come on, grandpa.

let's show'em my right foot.

We almost ???(betraying) last week.

Let me tell you about almost.

I almost had role of lifetime

in "A Good Man Killed Bad".

they don't call me the fastest hands

in Toluca lake for nothing.

I'm the sheriff of this here town

you hear?

sure for my butt.

looks like you and me

in for long haul, partner.

you know what that means?


hold it there, cool it big fellow, wow, make it easy.

better keep your hands

on those handlers

and off that nurse that you keep

drooling on.

I'm on duty yet "Mr. Walker.

- you're on duty when I say you're on duty, Comprende?

- yes, Mr. Walker.

I want Ms Emmet out of here

by the end of the week.


you better give proper notice.

their family two states away

they haven't visit her in months.

she dosen't have mush time left, Mr. not keep Walker.

This is not right.

If the health commission found out

Spare me your moral musics.

I don't care if her family homestead on Mars.

And you know what'll happened to you

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Elia Petridis

Elia Petridis (born in Paris, France) is a Lebanese-Greek film director and screenwriter, known for The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez, and for his work in transmedia and virtual reality production. He is the founder and creative director of film production company Filmatics and the transmedia production company Fever Content. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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