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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)

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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chico Mendes
... Alfredo Sezero
... Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga)
... Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson)
... Estate Boss
... Steven Kaye
... Darli Alves
... Jair
... Wilson Pinheiro
... Galvao
... Tavora
... Helio
Jonathan Carrasco ... Genesio
... Young Chico Mendes
José Pérez ... Moacir
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder. Written by Rob Hartill

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Trivia

Tony Plana and Tomas Milian previously appeared in JFK (1991). See more »

Goofs

During the scene of Wilson Pinheiro's execution, the characters are watching a well-known moment from the TV series Vale Tudo. This wouldn't be possible since this series would only be released in 1988 while Pinheiro was killed in 1980. See more »

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Gunman: Nilu Sergio is dead. Long live the Union!
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Referenced in Rubber Jungle (1994) See more »

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A solid film
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about more than the destruction of the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil. It's also about the truimph of people who come together for a worthy cause. The Burning Season does a great job of communicating the passions of all involved. The corporate interests are a little stereotyped. But the movie's focus is on Chico and the lives of the rubber tappers. Their struggle is presented in a believable fashion.


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