Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth (1986)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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Using a combination of historical fact, deliberately anachronistic one-liners, and beautifully designed forced perpective sets, Shelley Duvall herein serves up another sparkling 50 minutes in her Tall Tales cable series. Michael York plays an arrogant, publicity-seeking Ponce de Leon, who journeys into the wilds of 16th century Florida in search of the titular fountain. Sally Kellerman and Paul Rodriguez lend their comic expertise to this tongue-in-cheek rehash of the venerable legend. Best of all: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, offering advice to De Leon's suddenly "rejuvenated" soldiers. In recent years, the strictly G-rated Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth has become a fixture of the Disney cable channel.




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