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Cesar Chavez (2014)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Adra ...
American Lady
Maynor Alvarado ...
Chato Chavez
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Gilbert Padilla
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Jerry Cohen
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Concerned Mother #1
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Richard Chavez
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Concerned Mother #2
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Larry Itliong
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Jackie Stringer
Duncan Bridgeman ...
Anchor
Aldo Ceceña ...
Chucho
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Sherriff Smith
Roger Cudney ...
Grower
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Dolores Huerta
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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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$2,861,528 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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$5,550,866 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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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 Leemore See more »

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Cesar Chavez: With all due respect, I know you went to a fancy school, but that doesn't make you an expert.
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If That Old Jukebox Could Talk
Performed by Jody Reynolds
Written by Jody Reynolds (BMI)
Published by Brunswick Music Publishing/Suntide Music (BMI)
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By Arrangement with Lee Silver Productions
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the real story, not a Hollywood package. I wish it were longer
28 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie covers so much really intense stuff, so quickly, it's almost hard to sink your teeth into. It's a great way to get a quick and easy understanding of the real events that happened in California and how Cesar came to play such an important role. I wish the film had actually been longer, with more time to develop the depth of characters and the layers of issues. But just like Chavez was in life -- a humble man who didn't want all the attention on himself -- this movie is also like that. It's a humble movie with no big stars, and it doesn't try to be big and glamorous or spectacular. It just tries to tell what happened. And the facts are more interesting than anything Hollywood could add. So some have criticized it for feeling too much like a documentary, but that's what I really liked about it. It felt like it was just what happened, and not some big Hollywood version of it. I would have just liked to have lingered in the smallness of it longer. And I wish they went on to tell about the rest of the life of this amazing, unlikely, understated hero. I hope for a sequel, or another go at it that captures more of the spirit of the man and the movement, as well as the events. But definitely see this one!


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