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Tragic story based on one of the most famous manhunts in Texas history. A Mexican cowhand kills a Texas sheriff in self-defense and tries to elude the law, all because of a misunderstanding of the Spanish language. Olmos turns in a fine performance as Cortez.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, True Stories, True Crime, Fugitives
Robert M. Young
Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower, Alan Vint, Barry Corbin, Rosanna Desoto, Bruce McGill, Brion James, Pepe Serna, William Sanderson
Reynaldo Villalobos
Robert M. Young
Michael W. Lewis
Moctesuma Esparza Productions

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Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
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charles barton

a sad but true event that will happen when words are heard but not understood. feelings in texas toward mexicans at that time were mainly hostile. Almos and Gammon played very realistic roles that were totally opposite in mores and culture. I believe all conflicts are based on misunderstandings of language. i wish hollywood could make more movies of cultural importance. charles barton