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Cesar Chavez (2014)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.

Director:

Diego Luna

Writers:

Keir Pearson (screenplay), Timothy J. Sexton
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Adra Kerry Adra ... American Lady
Maynor Alvarado ... Chato Chavez
Yancey Arias ... Gilbert Padilla
Wes Bentley ... Jerry Cohen
Sara Banerjee Sara Banerjee ... Concerned Mother #1
Jacob Vargas ... Richard Chavez
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Concerned Mother #2
Darion Basco ... Larry Itliong
Lisa Brenner ... Jackie Stringer
Duncan Bridgeman Duncan Bridgeman ... Anchor
Aldo Ceceña Aldo Ceceña ... Chucho
Michael Cudlitz ... Sherriff Smith
Roger Cudney ... Grower
Rosario Dawson ... Dolores Huerta
America Ferrera ... Helen Chavez
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Storyline

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Written by Pantelion Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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History is Made One Step At a Time See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cesar Chavez: An American Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,861,528, 30 March 2014

Gross USA:

$5,571,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,972,226
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Reunites Michael Peña and Yancey Arias who co-starred in the TV movie Walkout (2006). See more »

Quotes

Cesar Chavez: [closing lines, archival footage] But I want more than anything else, I'd like to see the poor take a very direct part in shaping society. And let them make the decisions. And in our case, if the poor aren't involved, change will never come.
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Connections

Featured in The Oscars (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazy Daisy Blues
Performed by The Goldtones
Written by Samuel Stuart Kaplan
Published by Lovelane Music Publishing
Courtesy of Danceland Records by arrangement with pigFACTORY USA LLC.
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This country needs another Cesar Chavez
30 March 2014 | by larazafourSee all my reviews

This movie was as accurate and as realistic as it could be when packing many years of struggle into 100 minutes. There are many lessons to be learned from La Causa. I just hope that young people see it, learn from it and connect it to today's struggles.

Some uninformed people may feel that Michael Pena's acting is weak..that couldn't be further from the truth. Pena portrayed Cesar the way he was...soft-spoken and undramatic. That was the amazing thing.. Cesar Chavez was driven by his passion for justice. He was not a politician. He was not an eloquent public speaker. Yet he inspired millions to boycott, march, strike, struggle because his cause was so moral, so real, so grass roots.


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