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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | | Drama, History, War | 1 June 2012 (USA)
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

Director:

Dean Wright

Writer:

Michael Love
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Kuri ... José
Adrian Alonso ... Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
Rubén Blades ... President Calles
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Adriana
Eduardo Verástegui ... Anacleto Gonzales Flores
Patricia Garza Patricia Garza ... Fernanda Gonzales Flores
Alan Ramirez Alan Ramirez ... Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
Estefania Alejandra Estefania Alejandra ... Yolanda Gonzales Flores
Oscar Isaac ... Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Father Robles
Peter O'Toole ... Father Christopher
Nestor Carbonell ... Mayor Picazo
Erando González Erando González ... La Guada
Santiago Cabrera ... Father Vega
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Pablo
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Storyline

What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920's Cristeros War. Written by Dos Corazones Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He was the last man to believe in their cause. But became the first willing to die for it.

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Greater Glory See more »

Filming Locations:

Tlaxcala, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

MXN 13,866,827 (Mexico), 22 April 2012, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,885,608, 3 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,669,081, 12 August 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,195,929
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Partially financed by the Knights of Columbus, whose members in both the United States and Mexico were an integral part of the actual Cristeros Rebellion. See more »

Quotes

José: Don't call me Joselito.
Father Christopher: Oh, that's right. You're tough. I forgot.
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Near the end of the credits, "Batman" is credited as a painter. See more »

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A film that should be seen and discussed

This is a movie about heroes who stood up for freedom – in this case, religious freedom. It's not easy to make a heroic film, but this movie comes reasonably close. There are a few awkward camera movements, and some of the younger actors don't always make the most convincing performances. However, the overall effort is quite moving and convincing. Considering these events actually happened and these are historical figures not fictional characters makes the movie that much more compelling. Some reviewers have argued that the movie is "too Catholic." Considering these were Catholics fighting, eventually, fighting violently, for their freedoms, these criticisms reveal more about the reviewers' prejudices and biases than it does about the film. This is an important, thought-provoking film about freedom that should be seen and discussed.


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