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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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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

The closing scene showing Father Christopher's death was based on the story of San Cristobal Magallanes Jara, who was falsely accused of promoting the rebellion and was then executed without trial. His last words to his executioners were "I die innocent, and ask God that my blood may serve to unite my Mexican brethren." See more »

Quotes

Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez: You looking for me?
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, "Batman" is credited as a painter. See more »

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Part History, Part Propaganda, Partly Good
31 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a one sided docudrama about the Cristeros War in Mexico (1926-1929), a war between Catholics against the atheist Government of Mexico.

Andy Garcia stars as the leader of the revolt Enrique Gorostieta. The big problem with this is his acting style. He is too cold and too regal. It's hard to maintain his humanity while he seems to be above it all.

There is no doubt that this is a one-sided history. Are they putting on propaganda? Just consider that the production company and money has a lot of Catholic and supporters' fingers on it. Keep that in mind, and watch a pretty good movie.


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