Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally telecast on January 26, 1982, Seguin was the third presentation of PBS' American Playhouse. Though not top-billed, A Martinez plays the central role of the controversial real-life Mexican Juan Nepomuenco Seguin (1803-49). A hero in Mexico's war against the United States, Nepomuenco later straddled loyalties by becoming mayor of San Antonio, and then a Texas senator. The film speculates as to why this enigmatic figure spent his last years in exile, cut off from both his native and his adopted country. Seguin is distinguished by a virtually all-Latin cast, including Robert Viharo as Stephen Austin.
America, conflict, courage, exile, history, life, mayor, Mexico, politician, rebel, Senator, soldier, war