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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 ... 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

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,550,866, 4 May 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cesar mentions Selma, in 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. who also did peaceful protest for black civil rights, Selma is also a town in Central California near Hanford and Lemoore See more »

Quotes

Sherriff Smith: Come out with this er... this newspaper. Got this beaner character in there named Don Sotaco. There he is... kind of funny.
[chuckles]
Bogdanovich Senior: Well, it's a cartoon, but I'm not sure it's funny.
Bogdanovich Junior: Who cares? Most of our workers are illiterate.
Bogdanovich Senior: Yeah, but you can understand a cartoon without being able to read. So this Don Sotaco... he informs the workers about their rights. And this is what... a weekly?
Bogdanovich Senior: Mm-hmm.
Bogdanovich Senior: Thank God it isn't a daily... although 52 weeks a year, that is a lot of rights, Sheriff.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #31.10 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sólo le pido a Dios
Performed by Julión Álvarez and La Marisoul
Produced by Ulises Lozano
Mixed by Alberto Lizárraga
Written by Raúl Alberto Antonio Gieco
Published by Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México S. de G.C. de I.P. (SACM)
Julión Álvarez and La Marisoul appear courtesy of Universal Music Latino
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Great Movie, Inspirational, Educational, Entertaining
26 March 2014 | by chavezmoviejcSee all my reviews

The Cesar Chavez movie is a great film. It is very inspirational as it explores the hardships and triumphs of organizing those who are most underrepresented in out nation. This movie is not only entertaining, but a very important educational piece of our nation's history and our world history. The movie keeps you interested with drama, moments that make you smile, moments of sadness, moments that keep you wanting to know what happens next, and moments that make you want to go out and organize for peace, equality, and social justice. This film is a great tool to be used for students to learn about Cesar Chavez, for families to understand who picks the food on their table, and for people around the world who want to make this world a better place.


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