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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Adra ...
American Lady
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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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Storyline

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 »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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28 March 2014 (USA)  »

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Cesar Chavez: An American Hero  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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: [closing lines, archival footage] But I want more than anything else, I'd like to see the poor take a very direct part in shaping society. And let them make the decisions. And in our case, if the poor aren't involved, change will never come.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #31.10 (2014) See more »

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Great Movie, Inspirational, Educational, Entertaining
26 March 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The Cesar Chavez movie is a great film. It is very inspirational as it explores the hardships and triumphs of organizing those who are most underrepresented in out nation. This movie is not only entertaining, but a very important educational piece of our nation's history and our world history. The movie keeps you interested with drama, moments that make you smile, moments of sadness, moments that keep you wanting to know what happens next, and moments that make you want to go out and organize for peace, equality, and social justice. This film is a great tool to be used for students to learn about Cesar Chavez, for families to understand who picks the food on their table, and for people around the world who want to make this world a better place.


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