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Romero (1989)

PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 25 August 1989 (USA)
The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director:

John Duigan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raul Julia ... Archbishop Oscar Romero
Richard Jordan ... Father Rutilio Grande
Ana Alicia ... Arista Zelada
Eddie Velez ... Lt. Columa
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ... Father Alfonzo Osuña
Tony Plana ... Father Manuel Morantes
Harold Gould ... Francisco Galedo
Lucy Reina Lucy Reina ... Lucia
Al Ruscio ... Bishop Estrada
Tony Perez ... Father Rafael Villez
Robert Viharo ... Col. Ernesto Dorio
Harold Cannon Harold Cannon ... Gen. Humberto
Claudio Brook ... Bishop Flores
Martin LaSalle ... Bishop Rivera y Damas
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Bishop Cordova
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Storyline

In El Salvador, the new bishop speaks out against the death squads and the terror campaign the government is using in an attempt to crush the guerilla war that is being waged against them. This is seen as disloyality and the number of priests attacked goes up and even churches are shut down by the government. Based on a true story, Romero was assassinated in March, 1980. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romero, le sang de l'archevêque See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,189, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$1,316,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,316,495
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Salvadoran Archbishop Romero (1989) (Raul Julia)'s full name and title was Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador. Romero's real life person name on IMDb is Oscar Romero whilst his full birth-name in actual life was Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when they are taking pictures of the crowd they are advancing the film manually, but there is the sound of a motorized drive. See more »

Quotes

Archbishop Oscar Romero: I'd like to make an appeal in a special way to the men in the army. Brothers, each one of you is one of us. We are the same People. The farmers and peasants that you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear the words of a man telling you to kill, think instead in the words of God, "Thou shalt not kill!" No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the Law of God. In His name and in the name of our tormented people who have suffered so much, and whose laments cry out to heaven...
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Romero
25 March 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

An absorbing film that tackles violence in the harshest terms and is led by an angelic performance by the great Raul Julia. Like "Schindler's List," Romero sacrifices everything for peace and survival. He's willing to stand with his people and take brutality as they do. A remarkable film!


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