Retired radio DJ, Rex Page (Ernest Borgnine's final role. The actor portrays a retired radio DJ who becomes a heroic figure to the Latin), 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 (Barry Corbin) and his evil henchman, Dr. Dominguez (Tony Plana). At first, Rex is helpless in this lawless world, but when the Latino staff realize that as a DJ, he once met their icon, Vicente Fernández, Rex becomes the local celebrity. And like the cowboy of his dreams, Rex discovers the love and respect of his family and the staff when he faces down the tyrannical owners of Rancho Park in this homage to the Spaghetti Westerns of yore.
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernández was released December 7th, 2012 and stars Ernest Borgnine, Barry Corbin, Carla Ortiz, Arturo del Puerto, Tony Plana, Dale Dickey, June Squibb, Audrey P. Scott. The film is directed by Elia Petridis.