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Romero (1989)

PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 25 August 1989 (USA)
The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

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Father Rutilio Grande
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Arista Zelada
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Lt. Columa
Alejandro Bracho ...
Father Alfonzo Osuña
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Father Manuel Morantes
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Francisco Galedo
Lucy Reina ...
Lucia
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Father Rafael Villez
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Col. Ernesto Dorio
Harold Cannon ...
Gen. Humberto
Claudio Brook ...
Bishop Flores
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Bishop Rivera y Damas
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Bishop Cordova
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In El Salvador, the new bishop speaks out against the death squads and the terror campaign the government is using in an attempt to crush the guerilla war that is being waged against them. This is seen as disloyality and the number of priests attacked goes up and even churches are shut down by the government. Based on a true story, Romero was assassinated in March, 1980. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romero, le sang de l'archevêque  »

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$1,316,495 (USA)
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The movie's closing credits declare that the picture was: "Filmed Entirely on Location in the State of MORELOS, MEXICO". See more »

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Archbishop Oscar Romero: I'd like to make an appeal in a special way to the men in the army. Brothers, each one of you is one of us. We are the same People. The farmers and peasants that you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear the words of a man telling you to kill, think instead in the words of God, "Thou shalt not kill!" No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the Law of God. In His name and in the name of our tormented people who have suffered so much, and whose laments cry out to heaven...
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A moving experience
13 May 2002 | by (Parma, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Easily the best political movie in the past 20 years. If you watch this movie and are not moved by the story of the abuse and the archbishop's fight against it, you need to go to a doctor to see if your heart is still in your chest. While it is a moving film, it is also very disturbing because of the graphic nature of some of the abuse suffered by characters in the film. A must see for Catholics. While the events depicted in the movie are true, keep in mind that there are exaggerations and omissions. Don't believe everything that is in a political movie as fact. Check out the story yourself from respected sources on both sides of the argument.


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