Blood and Sand (Spanish: Sangre y arena) is a 1989 Spanish drama film directed by Javier Elorrieta and starring Chris Rydell, Sharon Stone, and Ana Torrent. It was based on the novel Blood and Sand of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, which had been made three times before in 1916, 1922 and 1941. Blood and Sand (Spanish name Sangre y Arena) revolves around the young and talented natural gifted Toreros Juan Gallardo played by Christopher Rydel. Gallardo wants to be popular in bull fighting. His love Carmen (Ana Torrent), has a cousin who has left home with Gallardo for bullfighting competition. They successfully earn some level and skills in the arena, but something went wrong and the bull charged at Gallardo, but his friend saved Gallardo and it cost him his own life. Gallardo then left and met Lady Dona Sol (Sharon Stone) a beautiful rich lady, where he was offered to join her company as a worker of her fields and lands, but Gallardo insisted to become a superstar in bull fighting in his country. As Gallardo leaving her home, a security guard tells him to join the a bull fighting trainer Nacional (Albert Vidal).