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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 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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Taglines:

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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on heartwarming drama based on the novel 'The Maldonado Miracle' released in 1973 by the American author Theodore Taylor. See more »

Connections

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

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She Won't Wait Forever
Written by Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
Coutresy of Dusty Shoes Music
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Unusual and worth viewing.
14 October 2003 | by fkerrSee all my reviews

Sometimes, films exist outside the formulas. Sometimes, they can make the viewer uncomfortable. The Maldonado Miracle fits both categories. It deals with United States/Mexico border issues with frankness, and that makes many very uncomfortable. Then, it moves into religion and raises questions like: What is a miracle? How different people react is extremely interesting. The viewer must consider some basic issues in his or her own faith, something else that most are not comfortable with. Yet, these issues are what makes this film well worth viewing.


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