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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  13 June 1986 (USA)
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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 ...
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Amadee Meaux
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Allan Durand ...
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Acadian Waltz  »

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

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Historically correct
29 April 2004 | by (Richmond, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a very good film for those who only think that American History is only about American Independence, Civil War and Cowboy's and Indians. There are many more stories to be told about America like the Cajuns, the American/Mexican war, American Indians and not just slavery of African-Americans. I agree that this film is may not be very sophisticated, action packed and the story line is relatively easy to predict. But, all that aside, Asante does a very good job and shows his talent in attempting to play a cultural role that he is not. His attempt to act "Cajun" and attempt to speak the Cajun dialect underlines his acting ability. This film is very underrated only because it is not very well know. There are not enough films about our culture and this film is a good starting point. It is amazing that no other film attempts, since 1986, to tell the story of the persecution of the Cajuns/Creole culture in the South during this time period. I know that this does not compare to the persecution of the African-American slaves during the same period, but it does attempt to show the similarities. And, if you go to the real Cajun Country today(not New Orleans), you will enjoy the brotherhood, hospitality and friendliness that is comparable to none.


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