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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

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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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 ...
Priest
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The Preacher
Bob Edmundson ...
Head Vigilante
Charlie Goulas ...
Vigilante
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A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

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13 June 1986 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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early Sundance indie worth searching for
6 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rarely seen corner of folk culture receives star billing in this lively slice of backwoods Americana, directed by an alumnus of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. The background is historically precise: a 19th century clash between expatriate French Canadian settlers and local vigilante ranchers in rural Louisiana, but in the foreground is a rousing, crowd pleasing drama much in the style of many a western. Armand Assante plays the title character, a celebrated Cajun rogue and medicine man hoping to end the repression of his kinfolk by pleading guilty to a murder he didn't commit. This selfless gesture leads him straight to the gallows where, in an unlikely but exciting climax, he manages to outwit the enemy and save the day (not to mention his own neck). It may lack the technical gloss of a bigger budget film, but more than compensates with plenty of rich period detail and flavor. Robert Duvall, credited as a creative consultant, appears in a brief cameo role.


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