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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
... Ladd Devine
... Ruby Archuleta (as Sonia Braga)
... Nancy Mondragon
... Horsethief Shorty
... Flossie Devine
... Charlie Bloom
... Amarante Cordova
... Herbie Platt
... Joe Mondragon
... Kyril Montana
... Mayor Sammy Cantu
... Nick Rael
... Emerson Capps
... Jerry G
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt. Written by Reid Gagle

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Milagro, New Mexico. Population 426. Nothing had changed here for 300 years. But there's something about this day...

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18 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,825,794
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Many movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "Milagro, New Mexico. Population 426. Nothing had changed here for 300 years. But there's something about this day...". See more »

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Camera shadow is visible during the final dance. See more »

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Sheriff Bernabe Montoya: Does the name Custer ring a bell?
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when everything works
3 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's not that often a movie comes around about nothing special and still it just works.

Some scenes, and old man in a chair talking to....nobody.., well, manages to be great entertainment. Robert Redford really did a great job. People, pictures and atmosphere, everything just feels true and interesting. Sometimes you end up watching a movie with all the things lined up, big budget, big names and a great story and still end up feeling empty. This is the opposite. Moving and funny at once. A simple story about life and expectations maybe. This is what cinema is about.

Regardless of genre, a great movie is a great movie and this is a really great movie. I waited years for it finally being available on DVD.


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