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

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,752Details
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Retired radio DJ, Rex Page, always dreamed of being a Western movie cowboy -- After suffering a back injury, Rex finds himself recovering at Rancho Park nursing home, a facility held in the villainous grip of local businessman Mr. Walker and his evil henchman, Dr. Dominguez. At first, Rex is helpless in this lawless world, but when the Latino staff realizes that Rex once met their icon, Vicente Fernandez, Rex becomes a local celebrity. And like the cowboys from his dreams, Rex discovers the love and respect of his family and the staff when he faces down the tyrannical owners of Rancho Park this homage to the Spaghetti Westerns of yore. Starring Academy Award Winner Ernest Borgnine in a magical and triumphant, final performance.


Rotten Tomatoes
Audience Spilled
33% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 7th, 2012 (Limited) by Indican Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Movie Business, Hispanic, Autumn Years, Retirement, Posthumous Release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Filmatics
Production Countries: United States


   Rex Page
Carla Ortiz    Solena
Dale Dickey    Denise
Tony Plana    Dominquez
Barry Corbin    Walker

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Elia Petridis
Producer    Darren Brandl
Producer    Dave O'Brien

Limited Releases and Me

December 7th, 2012

It is a really, really busy week for limited releases. However, of the more than a dozen films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, Wagner and Me. That film is a documentary, so even if it does perform well during its opening weekend, it likely won't find any mainstream success. All of the rest are either earning too few reviews to have a Tomatometer Score, or have overall negative reviews. Combined with the previously released Awards Season hopefuls, and there's too much competition for such weak films. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 85 $3,099   2 $1,550   $3,099 3
2012/12/14 89 $1,502 -52% 1 $1,502   $5,609 10
2013/01/04 87 $385   1 $385   $5,994 31
2013/01/11 89 $255 -34% 1 $255   $6,249 38
2013/01/18 70 $205 -20% 1 $205   $6,859 45
2013/05/24 86 $1,405   1 $1,405   $8,264 171
2013/05/31 76 $648 -54% 1 $648   $9,890 178
2013/06/21 91 $648   1 $648   $10,752 199

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