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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.

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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... José
... Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
... President Calles
... Adriana
... Anacleto Gonzales Flores
Patricia Garza ... Fernanda Gonzales Flores
Alan Ramirez ... Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
Estefania Alejandra ... Yolanda Gonzales Flores
... Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
Raúl Adalid ... Father Robles
... Father Christopher
... Mayor Picazo
Erando González ... La Guada
... Father Vega
... 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

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

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Drama | History | War

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

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1 June 2012 (USA)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Something not brought out in the movie, is that both Calles and Gorostieta were members of the Masons. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Enrique Gorostieta: Viva el Christo Rey.
Father Vega: Que Viva.
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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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