The Milagro beanfield war

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It's advisable to know from the beginning of The Milagro Beanfield War that "milagro" is the Spanish word for "miracle." The scene is a rundown Hispanic community in New Mexico, bordering a posh housing development. In full control of the local water rights, the powers-that-be are secure in the belief that they'll be able to expand their development without resistance from the locals. No one can foresee that impoverished farmer Joe Mondragon (Chick Vennera), during a burst of frustrated rage, will accidentally open a heretofore hidden sluice, thereby providing free water for his bean field. At first, the locals are against Mondragon's "insurrection," reasoning that the new housing development will provide jobs. But with the help of Charlie Bloom (John Heard), a burned-out '60s activist who now runs the community newspaper, Mondragon becomes the hero of the hour, the spiritual leader of an ever-growing "no development" movement. The evil land developers send their minions to intimidate or coerce Mondragon; each time, however, he is seemingly protected from harm by divine intervention. When Mondragon is forced to shoot a trespasser on his land, it looks as though his luck has run out. Chased into the hills by private detective Kyril Montana (Christopher Walken), Mondragon is once more rescued in the nick of time by what appears to be a miracle. And there are more wonders to behold before fade-out time! Whimsical, yes, but thanks to its hand-picked ensemble cast (including Sonia Braga, Rubén Blades, James Gammon, Daniel Stern, Freddy Fender, M. Emmet Walsh, and Melanie Griffith) the film remains totally credible throughout. Adapted by John Nichols and David Ward from Nichols' own novel, The Milagro Beanfield War may be the most likeable "liberal-tract" film of the 1980s. Robert Redford's appropriately Capraesque direction is matched by Dave Grusin's vibrant Oscar-winning musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID34cb53f8-2003-dd3c-bf35-cd4812c6b97f
Grouping Titlemilagro beanfield war
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-21 15:14:11PM
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auth_author2Alexander, Brandy,
Allan, DeDe.
Allen, Dede,
Allen, Dede.
Aubel, Joe,
Blades, Rubén,
Blades, Rubén.
Bradford, Richard, 1934-2016,
Bradford, Richard, 1934-2016.
Braga, Sonia, 1950-
Carmen, Julie, 1960-
Esparza, Moctesuma,
Esparza, Moctesuma.
Gammon, James,
Gammon, James.
Greenberg, Robbie,
Greenberg, Robbie.
Griffith, Melanie, 1957-
Grusin, Dave,
Grusin, Dave.
Heard, John, 1946-2017,
Hendler, Gary J.,
Miller, Jim
Miller, Jim.
Nichols, John Treadwell, 1940-
Pollack, Bernie,
Redford, Robert,
Redford, Robert.
Riquelme, Carlos,
Stern, Daniel, 1957-
Vennera, Chick,
Vennera, Chick.
Walken, Christopher, 1943-
Ward, David S., 1945-
author2-roleAlexander, Brandy,art director.
Allan, DeDe.
Allen, Dede,editor of moving image work.
Allen, Dede.
Aubel, Joe,art director.
Blades, Rubén,actor.
Blades, Rubén.
Bradford, Richard,1934-2016,actor.
Bradford, Richard,1934-2016.
Braga, Sonia,1950-
Braga, Sonia,1950-actor.
Carmen, Julie,1960-
Carmen, Julie,1960-actor.
Esparza, Moctesuma,film producer.
Esparza, Moctesuma.
Focus Features,film distributor.
Focus Features.
Gammon, James,actor.
Gammon, James.
Greenberg, Robbie,director of photography.
Greenberg, Robbie.
Griffith, Melanie,1957-
Griffith, Melanie,1957-actor.
Grusin, Dave,composer.
Grusin, Dave.
Heard, John,1946-2017,actor.
Hendler, Gary J.,film producer.
Miller, Jim.
Miller, Jimeditor of moving image work.
Nichols, John Treadwell,1940-Milagro beanfield war.
Nichols, John Treadwell,1940-screenwriter.
Pollack, Bernie,costume designer.
Redford, Robert,film producer,film director.
Redford, Robert.
Riquelme, Carlos,actor.
Stern, Daniel,1957-actor.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm),production company.
Vennera, Chick,actor.
Vennera, Chick.
Walken, Christopher,1943-
Walken, Christopher,1943-actor.
Ward, David S.,1945-
Ward, David S.,1945-screenwriter.
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display_descriptionA small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit.
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title_displayThe Milagro beanfield war
title_fullThe Milagro beanfield war / Universal ; A Robert Redford / Moctesuma Esparza production ; screenplay by David Ward, John Nichols ; director, Robert Redford
The Milagro beanfield war / Universal ; a Robert Redford / Moctesuma Esparza production ; executive producer, Gary J. Hendler ; screenplay by David Ward and John Nichols ; produced by Robert Redford and Moctesuma Esparza ; directed by Robert Redford
The Milagro beanfield war [videorecording] / Universal ; A Robert Redford / Moctesuma Esparza production ; screenplay by David Ward, John Nichols ; director, Robert Redford
title_shortThe Milagro beanfield war
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French language materials
Nichols, John Treadwell
Real estate development
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