The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)

  • Genre: Western, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2012-04-27
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Filmatics
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Elia Petridis
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Rex is 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, he 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.

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Trailer

  • Ernest Borgnine

    as Rex Page
  • Barry Corbin

    as Walker
  • Carla Ortiz

    as Solena
  • Arturo del Puerto

    as Alejandro
  • June Squibb

    as Irma
  • Tony Plana

    as Dr. Dominguez
  • Dale Dickey

    as Denise
  • Audrey P. Scott

    as Clementine
  • Reynaldo Pacheco

    as Miguel
  • Ashley Holliday

    as Rita
  • Nathalie Kelley

    as Pretty Annie
Directing Elia Petridis Director
Writing Elia Petridis Writer
Production Darren Brandl Producer
Production Dave O'Brien Producer
Production Elia Petridis Producer
Crew Eric Leach Cinematography