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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

Director:

Glen Pitre

Writer:

Glen Pitre
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Belizaire Breaux
Gail Youngs ... Alida Thibodaux
Michael Schoeffling ... Hypolite Leger
Stephen McHattie ... James Willoughby
Will Patton ... Matthew Perry
Nancy Barrett ... Rebecca
Loulan Pitre Loulan Pitre ... Sheriff
Andre Delaunay Andre Delaunay ... Dolsin
Jim Levert Jim Levert ... Amadee Meaux
Ernie Vincent Ernie Vincent ... Old Perry
Paul Landry Paul Landry ... Sosthene
Allan Durand Allan Durand ... Priest
Robert Duvall ... The Preacher
Bob Edmundson Bob Edmundson ... Head Vigilante
Charlie Goulas Charlie Goulas ... Vigilante
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Storyline

A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

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Plot Keywords:

whipping | village | healing | herb | root | See All (20) »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belizaire's Waltz See more »

Filming Locations:

Cecelia, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,084, 15 June 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,444,618
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main location was a nineteenth century village near Lafayette, Louisiana, that was maintained for tourists. Use of this town kept costs down, requiring carpenters to build only a few additional sets. See more »

Quotes

Priest: ...and for your penance say the Rosary five times. Now make a good Act of Contrition.
Belizaire: FIVE Rosaries? Father, I have never in my life had to say so much as three Rosaries, let alone five. One, two at the most ...
Priest: Belizaire, the penance comes from God. It's not something that you negotiate.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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Historically correct
29 April 2004 | by la_broussardSee all my reviews

This is a very good film for those who only think that American History is only about American Independence, Civil War and Cowboy's and Indians. There are many more stories to be told about America like the Cajuns, the American/Mexican war, American Indians and not just slavery of African-Americans. I agree that this film is may not be very sophisticated, action packed and the story line is relatively easy to predict. But, all that aside, Asante does a very good job and shows his talent in attempting to play a cultural role that he is not. His attempt to act "Cajun" and attempt to speak the Cajun dialect underlines his acting ability. This film is very underrated only because it is not very well know. There are not enough films about our culture and this film is a good starting point. It is amazing that no other film attempts, since 1986, to tell the story of the persecution of the Cajuns/Creole culture in the South during this time period. I know that this does not compare to the persecution of the African-American slaves during the same period, but it does attempt to show the similarities. And, if you go to the real Cajun Country today(not New Orleans), you will enjoy the brotherhood, hospitality and friendliness that is comparable to none.


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