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The Maldonado Miracle (2003)

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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.

Director:

Salma Hayek

Writers:

Theodore Taylor (novel), Paul W. Cooper (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Father Russell
Mare Winningham ... Maisie
Rubén Blades ... Cruz
Eddy Martin ... Jose Maldonado
Bill Sage ... Lyle
Christina Cabot ... Stella
Dan Merket ... Frank Olcott
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Josephina
Scott Michael Campbell ... Brother Amos
Jesse Borrego ... Hector Maldonado
Jose Gonzales Jose Gonzales ... Mexican
Jeanette Longoria ... Carla
Christian Jensen ... Immigration Officer (as Chris Jensen)
Tod Huntington ... Immigration Officer
Charlie Paddock Charlie Paddock ... Gant
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Storyline

José is a young Mexican boy in the United States who hides in a church to avoid authorities after he injures his arm. When blood from his wound falls on a statue of Jesus, people think it's a miracle. Everyone flocks to the town, and the Rev. Russell, who knows the economic boom is good for the struggling parish, wonders what really happened. Local resident Maisie takes the boy in, and has a dilemma when she finds out the truth. Written by Jwelch5742

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A Journey of Faith, Hope and Inspiration.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief violence
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Salma Hayek's debut movie as a director. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: 100 (2017) See more »

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Rayando el Sol
Written by Manuel M. Ponce (as Manuel Ponce)
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review of Maldonado Miracle
8 May 2006 | by gillis-7See all my reviews

I agree with the flaw stated in the above review, however, I liked this film for other reasons. First of all, there is ethnographic value to this film. The religion student may also want to check it out. Peter Fonda is no Captain America here but he shows nice depth in his portrayal of the priest. Brother Amos, portrayed by Scott Michael Campbell, is also top-notch acting. The zealous "miracle-finding" woman drove me more than a bit crazy but I believe that is to Salma's credit for its realism. Check it out, as always, if you don't expect the world to rotate just for your purposes, you will walk away feeling good about the time you just spent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldonado-csoda See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka, Utah, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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