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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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The filmmakers were having trouble raising money because potential investors had never heard of the attached star, Armand Assante, but investors quickly contributed enough to green light the film after Assante appeared in the 1985 TV mini-series "Evergreen". 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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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Wonderful movie!!
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie just because it was about Cajuns and I thought it might be somewhat interesting. Little did I know that it would become one of my all time favorite movies. I kept it for two weeks and watched it 5 times. (This is why I love renting DVDs online... no due date!!! )

This movie is educational, inspirational, adventurous, suspenseful, and very romantic!! I learned about the trials and tribulations the Cajuns had to endure. I was inspired by the loyalty and integrity of the characters. I was excited by the action and intrigued by the mystery. By the end of the movie, I was in love... with Belizaire and the Cajuns.

The movie is actually a love story/ murder mystery; however, it is also about the discrimination and hatred the Cajuns had to endure. It is about their lifestyle, culture, and even gives you a delicious taste of Cajun music. I have a friend that is a Cajun from Houma, Louisiana and she says that it is very authentic and true to the Cajun's history.

Last, but certainly not least, I must mention Belizaire himself. For all you ladies out there.... He is INCREDIBLE!! He is handsome, gentle, romantic, passionate, humorous and plays one heck of an accordion!! I would allow him to be my "healer" anytime!! *grin*

I do not buy many movies because once I have seen them a time or two I usually lose interest. This is one that I will be adding to my collection though. It is not often that you come across a movie of this high quality. AND it is a movie the entire family can watch. My 11 year old daughter watched it with me and liked it too. (although not as much as I did) Let me finish by saying that I STRONGLY recommend this movie to anyone who appreciates an intelligent and entertaining storyline.


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