The Milagro beanfield war

Robert Redford, United States, 1987

117 min.Feature

In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title The Milagro beanfield war
Danish title Milagro
Director Robert Redford
Screenplay David S. Ward, John Nichols
Based on Roman af John Nichols.
Producer Robert Redford, Moctesuma Esparza
Director of Photography Robbie Greenberg
Editor Dede Allen, Jim Miller
Composer Dave Grusin
Production designer Joe Aubel
Appearance Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga
Production country United States
Production company Universal
Domestic distribution United International Pictures
Technical info 35 mm, MGM Color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 18.11.1988
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense)
TV release 28.05.1995, TV 2
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12
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Production company Universal
Domestic distribution United International Pictures


Direction Robert Redford


Script David S. Ward
Script John Nichols


Producer Robert Redford
Producer Moctesuma Esparza


Cinematography Robbie Greenberg


Editing Dede Allen
Editing Jim Miller


Music Dave Grusin

Production design

Production design Joe Aubel


Appearance Rubén Blades
Appearance Richard Bradford
Appearance Sonia Braga

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