The Old Man and the Sea (1990)

Director
Jud Taylor

Main cast
Anthony Quinn; Gary Cole; Patricia Clarkson; Joe Santos; Valentina Quinn

Genres
Action, Drama, Foreign, TV Movie

Description
Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.


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