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
Milagro, New Mexico. Population 426. Nothing had changed here for 300 years. But there's something about this day...
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The film was made and released about fourteen years after its source novel of the same name by John Nichols
has been first published in 1974. Nichols also co-wrote the screenplay for this picture. See more
During the conversation with the mayor the position of Platt's hands changes. See more
I'll hit you so hard they'll arrest you in El Paso for speeding.
Referenced in Jersey Girl