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Overview

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.

  1. Elia Petridis

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Rex Page

  2. Barry Corbin

    Barry Corbin

    Walker

  3. Carla Ortiz

    Carla Ortiz

    Solena

  4. Arturo del Puerto

    Arturo del Puerto

    Alejandro

  5. June Squibb

    June Squibb

    Irma

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The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 27, 2012
    NR
    Theatrical

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    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

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