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There Be Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 25 March 2011 (Spain)
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Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.

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Storyline

A young journalist long ago rejected by his now aged and dying father finds himself investigating one of his father's former friends, a candidate for canonization. Uncovering the two men's complicated relationship from childhood through the horrors of the Spanish Civil War unveils a compelling drama filled with passion, betrayal, love and religion. An action packed story set during a murderous time in history that ultimately serves the present by revealing the importance and timeless power of forgiveness. Written by Anonymous

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An epic portrayal of Faith, Forgiveness and Redemption. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for violence and combat sequences, some language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 March 2011 (Spain)  »

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There Be Dragons: Secrets of Passion  »

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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,251,124 (Spain), 27 March 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$705,537, 8 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,065,439, 29 May 2011
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Title Card: All wars begin long before the first shot is fired and continue long after the last bullet has done its job.
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Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Matilda (2011) See more »

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13 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Nice cinematography. Weak script, Weak special effects. some dark scenes that didn't have to be.

The music, oh my horror, what can I say about the music. The swelling crescendos,everywhere, the loud volume, drowning out the dialog, and the most inappropriate music at the most inappropriate times, oh my horror, the most horrible music. After a half hour, I was left to myself to watch the thing, the music chased all the others away. Did I mention the music, oh my horror, the miserable horrible music, wrecking what could have been.

In the last half of the movie, I could see the actors were all tired of this, their efforts were drawn and tired, they had succumbed, they had had enough, long before the audience collapsed.

I'm sure the cutting room floor was littered with performances that were absolutely horrible, the actors were sick of this project and just wanted, no needed, to run away.

In Blu-Ray, at a cost of $2.99, cheaper than a bad movie at the theatre and I could at least drown myself in beer.


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