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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  13 June 1986 (USA)
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A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

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Belizaire Breaux
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Alida Thibodaux
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Hypolite Leger
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James Willoughby
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Matthew Perry
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Rebecca
Loulan Pitre ...
Sheriff
Andre Delaunay ...
Dolsin
Jim Levert ...
Amadee Meaux
Ernie Vincent ...
Old Perry
Paul Landry ...
Sosthene
Allan Durand ...
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The Preacher
Bob Edmundson ...
Head Vigilante
Charlie Goulas ...
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A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

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Acadian Waltz  »

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$1,444,618 (USA)
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Features the Cajun music and singing of Michael Doucet and Beausoleil. See more »

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Priest: ...and for your penance say the Rosary five times. Now make a good Act of Contrition.
Belizaire: FIVE Rosaries? Father, I have never in my life had to say so much as three Rosaries, let alone five. One, two at the most ...
Priest: Belizaire, the penance comes from God. It's not something that you negotiate.
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A rich gumbo, tasty every time
12 April 2003 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

Belizaire the Cajun sates my movie palate on every viewing, with a rich gumbo of music, smartly comic characters, romance, and social passions. The community's herbalist healer, Belizaire (Armand Assante), does all he can to defend his friends from vigilantes threatening to banish or hang them. Compromise is not in his nature, but bargaining is. The resulting passion play reveals the tangle of power in the community.

Belizaire is as fun to watch as The Lion In Winter, and more uplifting, because its motivations include love and justice, in addition to power and intrigue. Relationships in movies are rarely as real as in Belizaire the Cajun, so I especially recommend it to reality TV fans.


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