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The Maldonado Miracle (2003)

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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.

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Father Russell
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Maisie
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Cruz
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Jose Maldonado
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Lyle
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Stella
Dan Merket ...
Frank Olcott
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Josephina
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Brother Amos
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Hector Maldonado
Jose Gonzales ...
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Carla
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Immigration Officer (as Chris Jensen)
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Immigration Officer
Charlie Paddock ...
Gant
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Storyline

José is a young Mexican boy in the United States who hides in a church to avoid authorities after he injures his arm. When blood from his wound falls on a statue of Jesus, people think it's a miracle. Everyone flocks to the town, and the Rev. Russell, who knows the economic boom is good for the struggling parish, wonders what really happened. Local resident Maisie takes the boy in, and has a dilemma when she finds out the truth. Written by Jwelch5742

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A Journey of Faith, Hope and Inspiration.

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief violence
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12 October 2003 (USA)  »

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A Maldonado-csoda  »

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1.33 : 1
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Salma Hayek's debut movie as a director. See more »

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She Won't Wait Forever
Written by Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
Coutresy of Dusty Shoes Music
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A touching story that engaged me in spite of myself
13 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Showtime, because my wife wanted to see it. I like Selma Hyek's acting, but I wasn't especially interested in the story - or what I'd heard about it. Imagine my surprise when I found myself thoroughly enjoying the film.

The acting from the main characters was understated, and perfect for the story. The cinematography was beautifully competent, and the set design was exquisite - Showtime showed behind-the-scenes snippets before and after the movie, and the brilliance that was displayed in creating such believable sets on such a small budget (often from the ground up)was nothing short of a miracle itself.

All in all, I enjoyed this movie far more than I expected to, and I think the director and her crew show much promise.


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