The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Poster

Release Date: 1983

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
After Gregorio Cortez (Edward James Olmos), who speaks no English, is falsely accused of stealing a horse by Texas Rangers, a scuffle breaks out in which Gregorio kills a sheriff and his own brother is shot. Now forced to go on the run, Gregorio has to leave his family and set out alone. Meanwhile, a reporter starts to piece together the story and realizes the incident stemmed from a tragic misunderstanding. Eventually, Gregorio is caught and put on trial for murder.

Cast: Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower

Director: Robert Young

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Wife, Underdog, Brother, Engaging, Escape