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Blood Red (1989)

In the 19th century California, a Sicilian family of able winemakers gets target by a corrupt railroad tycoon after their refusal to leave their land.

Director:

Peter Masterson

Writer:

Ron Cutler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Marco Collogero
Giancarlo Giannini ... Sebastian Collogero
Dennis Hopper ... William Bradford Berrigan
Burt Young ... Andrews
Carlin Glynn ... Miss Jeffreys
Lara Harris ... Angelica
Joseph Runningfox ... Samuel Joseph (as Joseph Running Fox)
Al Ruscio ... Antonio Segestra
Michael Madsen ... Enzio
Elias Koteas ... Silvio
Francesca De Sapio ... Rosa Collogero
Marc Lawrence ... Michael Fazio
Frank Campanella ... Dr. Scola
Aldo Ray ... Father Stassio
Gary Swanson ... Senator Willard Endicott
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Storyline

The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful landowner who comports like the local boss. Written by Volker Boehm

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They came to a country to plant their dreams... now they're prepared to die for them.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming began in October 1986, not released until 1989. (Copyright date is 1988). See more »

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Vaga Luna
Written by Vincenzo Bellini
Performed by Ignacio Clapes
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Very good movie
22 March 2009 | by fudges72399See all my reviews

This is a very good movie. It is well done in all respects. It is a good script with good casting. It is a delight to see the two Roberts together even though Julia has a very small role. IF you like good old fashioned tales about good and evil, good guys and bad guys, crooks and decent people, you will love this movie. Dennis hopper does what he does best, play a mean and nasty person - in this case, the railroad baron. Eric Roberts takes on the role of hero and fills that role very well. He is forced into his heroic stance by circumstance not by choice, making it all the more entertaining. This movie has it all, a villain, crooked politicians, good politicians, betrayal, a love story, little guys against giants, people fighting for their land and homes, – what more could you want. Fix yourself some popcorn, turn out the lights, sit back and allow yourself to be entertained in classic fashion. This movie does what all movies should do – no political agenda, no great moral – it is just good, old fashioned entertainment.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Red See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,510
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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