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Cesar Chavez (2014)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.



5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Adra ...
American Lady
Chato Chavez
Gilbert Padilla
Jerry Cohen
Concerned Mother #1
Richard Chavez
Liv Boughn ...
Concerned Mother #2
Larry Itliong
Jackie Stringer
Duncan Bridgeman ...
Aldo Ceceña ...
Sherriff Smith
Roger Cudney ...
Dolores Huerta


Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Written by Pantelion Films

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History is made one step at a time. See more »


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cesar Chavez: An American Hero  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,861,528 (USA) (28 March 2014)


$5,550,866 (USA) (2 May 2014)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cesar mentions Selma, in 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. who also did peaceful protest for black civil rights, Selma is also a town in Central California near Hanford and Lemoore See more »


Fred Ross: This court ruling bans all mass picketing.
Dolores Huerta: And the best part... they got a ban on saying the word "Huelga" anywhere near the fields.
Gilbert Padilla: "Huelga"?
Dolores Huerta: "Huelga".
Gilbert Padilla: Can you say "Strike"?
Dolores Huerta: So long as you don't translate it.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #31.10 (2014) See more »


Sólo le pido a Dios
Performed by Julión Álvarez and La Marisoul
Produced by Ulises Lozano
Mixed by Alberto Lizárraga
Written by Raúl Alberto Antonio Gieco
Published by Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México S. de G.C. de I.P. (SACM)
Julión Álvarez and La Marisoul appear courtesy of Universal Music Latino
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Cesar Chavez was a great movie!
28 March 2014 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Cesar Chavez was a great movie! I highly recommend it for every person concerned with the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Democracy. It shows how one man and a non-violent movement can create social change, and that is true democracy. It was wonderful and inspiring! America Ferrera was brilliant and powerful in this role. I think this has been her best performance to date. Rosario Dawson is strong and smart, a wonderful role for her. I can't even begin to describe the brilliance behind Michael Peña's performance. He truly brought the character to life and was the beacon of light for this movie. I encourage everyone to go see this movie.

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