Inspired by the classic novel by Brazilian cultural icon Jorge Amado, this is the story of a gang of homeless children lead by Pedro Bala. Set in Bahia, the film follows the adventures of ...
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Dolores del Rio,
Inspired by the classic novel by Brazilian cultural icon Jorge Amado, this is the story of a gang of homeless children lead by Pedro Bala. Set in Bahia, the film follows the adventures of Bala's gang of under aged outlaws as they steal, rape, find love, "capoeira" (a Brazilian form of martial arts) and African-Brazilian religion.Written by
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The plural "Generals" is most likely incorrect. Have never found advertising other than singular "The Sandpit General". Distributed by AIP under the title "The Wild Pack", with runs in San Francisco in October 1972 and Chicago (January 5, 1973). Under the title "The Sandpit General", opened in Minneapolis November 14, 1975 and not distributed by AIP (perhaps self-distributed by Hall Bartlett?) Re-titling to "The Defiant" occurred in 1985. See more »
Greatest American hit movie in the Soviet Union in 70s-80s.One of my all-time favorite flicks. I still cry.I saw this movie twice in the mid 70s and I still can't get over how fascinating, touching and profoundly deep it was.The ending and the overall atmosphere haunt me to this day, to some degree thanks to the soundtrack which is out-worldly.All excellent-idea (classic novel by Brazilian cultural icon Jorge Amado), music of Dorival Caymmi and actor's work of Kent Lane and Alejandro Rey.The acting is strong, the narrative is compelling enough and its semi-documentary style direction is consistent and provides clarity and pace.
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