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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 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
Liv Boughn ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Cesar Chavez: An American Hero  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,861,528 (USA) (30 March 2014)

Gross:

$5,550,866 (USA) (4 May 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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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 Lemoore See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Darktown Strutters Ball
Performed by Benny Goodman
Written by Shelton Brooks
Courtesy of Soundies/The Orchard
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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History is Make One Step at a Time
26 March 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Director Diego Luna's picture does more than recount historic events or an epic period in our nation's history. It is more than a moving—and true—David versus Goliath story.

Cesar Chavez the film does portray the classic battle between farm workers and one of California's richest industries. But it also captures the personal hardships and sacrifices made by Cesar and his family, and by so many other families.

And it captures the spirit and humanity and complexity of a man who, in Cesar's words, taught ordinary people to do extraordinary things—and in so doing inspired millions of others from all walks of life to social and political activism.


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