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THE MAN WHO SHOOK THE HAND OF VICENTE FERNANDEZ

In his final film, Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine plays Rex Page, an ex-radio DJ who laments his decline into old age. After winding up in an assisted-care facility, Rex grabs his chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a movie cowboy when he faces down the tyrannical owners of the nursing home. This endearing homage to Hollywood icon Ernest Borgnine gives him the onscreen farewell his career so richly deserves. A spaghetti western comedy for the entire family!

The Good, The Bald & The Elderly


In this western comedy, a retired radio DJ ends up in a tense battle of wills with a nefarious businessman and his villainous doctor henchman after he hurts his back and is sent to live in a nursing home. As a young boy, Rex Page (Ernest Borgnine) always dreamt of being a cowboy. Decades later, his career in radio has dried up, and an injury lands him in the Rancho Park nursing home. There, local tycoon Mr. Walker (Barry Corbin) and scheming Dr. Dominguez (Tony Plana) plot to keep the elderly residents controlled and confined. When the staff at the rest home learn that Rex once met the legendary singer Vicente Fernandez, however, the tides of power gradually begin to turn in his favor, leading to a showdown with Walker and Dominguez. A must-see golden years comedy for the entire family!

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BORGNINE POSSESSES AN UNDENIABLE ON-SCREEN MAGNETISM.” – DIGIGODS

MEET ELIAS PETRIDIS

Jason and Zahra speak to movie director, Elia Petridis about his movie “The Man Who Shook The Hand Of Vicente Fernandez.

“A MOVING SEND-OFF IN HIS FINAL FILM.” – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

CAST

Ernest Borgnine as Rex Page
Carla Ortiz as Solena
Barry Corbin as Walker
Tony Plana as Dr. Dominguez
Arturo del Puerto as Alejandro
Dale Dickey as Denise
June Squibb as Irma
Audrey P. Scott as Clementine

CREW

Writer/Director: Elia Petridis
Producer: Darren Brandl
Producer: Dave O’Brien
Director of Photography: Eric Leech
Production Designer: Curt Beech
Editor: Terel Gibson
Casting Director: Ronnie Yeskel
Film Composer: Ray Folguera
June Squibb as Irma
Audrey P. Scott as Clementine

“STUNNING AND REALISTIC, FOUR STARS!” – NEW AGE MAMA

SCENES FROM THE MOVIE

SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

“A SOUNDTRACK THAT IS ON THE SAME LEVEL AS SOME OF THE WORKS OF FIDENCO, CIPRIANI, & FERRIO” – Movie Music International

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