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The Milagro Beanfield War ()

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featuring RubTn Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, John Heard, Chick Vennera

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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
TunefulPal

This is a timeless movie with a wonderful story!

by TunefulPal on Feb 7, 2010

Director Robert Redford masterfully interprets a spirited story of big-biz real estate developers, smalltown Hispanics, and a host of miracles (Milagros) all from the novel by John Nichols (who co-wrote the screenplay with David Ward). Redford could have produced this movie in any year of any decade. As fresh today as it was in 1988, The Milagro Beanfield War features a lusty acting ensemble under New Mexico's azure skies. Chick Vennera portrays the frustrated farmer who unwittingly opens a source of water that regenerates his beanfield; Sonia Braga charges forward to unite the community against the developers; Christopher Walken does his devil best as a private detective; John Heard is the weary newspaper owner regenerated; and Ruben Blades acts with the same turns of color that one finds in his work as a musician. Just as things go wrong, miracles come to the rescue! This is a compleat movie -- one to remember and to see again. Cast also includes: Melanie Griffith, Freddy Fender, Daniel Stern, James Gammon, M. Emmett Walsh. Composer Dave Grusin won an Oscar for his eloquent score.

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Lainey914

Great Flick!!!!!!

by Lainey914 on Jul 16, 2009

This was a sleeper, a quirky little film about the miracle of self. This film should have been one of the greats, I don't know why it wasn't. It is in my top 100. It has a great storyline and the cast and characters are unbelieveable. I lived in Texas for a large portion of my life and it reminded me so much of alot of the 'texmex' side of life in San Antonio. There are parts that will just crack you up, and parts that will leave you with teary eyes, and those little mystical parts that keep the kid in you alive. I can't recommend it highly enough. Buy it, you'll like it!

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