In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ...
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt. Written by
Website 'Wikipedia' states that "according to an article by Patricia Rodriguez in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, [director] 'Robert Redford' was interested in filming part of the movie in the Plaza del Cerro of Chimayo, New Mexico, which is argued to be the last surviving fortified Spanish plaza in North America. Some locals responded favorably but many objected to the idea of big business changing the small community which forced Redford to film the movie in Truchas, New Mexico". See more »
During the scene at the Forest Service station, Jerry G pulls out his service revolver to prevent Joe from taking his cow. The gun is pointed directly at the camera and one can see that the chambers are empty. When Sheriff Montoya intervenes, the revolver is fully loaded. See more »
The Milagro Beanfield War was excellent! Robert Redford did an excellent job with this movie! It was filmed in a town close to where I live, called Milagro! The settings and the people are true in the movie and live well on the widescreen! The atmosphere in the beginning is awesome and is carried throughout the movie! Much like The Desperado, in setting a mood, with the action and the music! The comedy is great and so is the story! The actors all fit the part well! I am a movie maker and we have several films in the works~~when our first national release comes out soon, I hope it is every bit as good as this one! Definitely a must-see for the movie-goer!
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