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The Singer (1977)

El cantor (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | TV Movie 1 January 1978
Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead.


Dean Reed


Wolfgang Ebeling (scenario collaborator), Dean Reed (scenario) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Reed ... El Cantor
Friederike Aust Friederike Aust ... Janet
Gerry Wolff Gerry Wolff ... Henry
Thomas Wolff Thomas Wolff ... Manuel
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... José (as Georgi Rositsch)
Frank Bey Frank Bey ... Roberto
Ángel Parra Ángel Parra ... Angel
Asparuh Sariev Asparuh Sariev ... Alfredo (as Asparuch Sarijew)
Alexander Paliev Alexander Paliev ... Admiral Houdobre (as Alexander Patino)
Georgi Gerov Georgi Gerov ... General Lopez (as Georgi Gerow)
Nikola Dadov Nikola Dadov ... Oberst Baker (as Nikola Dadow)
Georgi Stojanov Georgi Stojanov ... Oberst Souper (as Georgi Stojanow)
Damyan Antonov Damyan Antonov ... Mr. Fowler (as Damjan Antonow)
Peter Pauli Peter Pauli ... Bulnes
Vladimir Yochev Vladimir Yochev ... Geistlicher (as Wladimir Jotschew)


Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead. Written by VDobromir@yahoo.com

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East Germany



Release Date:

1 January 1978 (East Germany) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Ni chicha ni limoná
Performed by Dean Reed
Lyrics by Víctor Jara
Music by Víctor Jara
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Looking for a copy of El Cantor - Dean Reed movie
18 September 2006 | by icuongSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan if Dean Reed and I've been looking his movie "El Cantor"- The Singer - for many years, and so far I've got no lucks. If you have the movie, I would like to buy it, or just a copy from you. I grow up in Saigon, Vietnam. In late 70's and early 80's, the Vietnam government controlled all the media, news and television. Vietnamese only could see movies from Cuba, Russia, or West Germany at that time. Dean Reed's movie was popular in West Germany, and his movie had been showed in my country, and people was in love with his image as a "hero", who fought for the poor (like us at that time). I do remember the first time I saw "El Cantor" - and I cried in the end, and Dean Reed was my hero since. I really appreciate if you can contact me and let me have a copy from of this movie from you. Thank you!

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