The Milagro Beanfield War

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Acclaimed version of John Nichols' account of a Chicano farmer's attempts to irrigate his small plot of land despite the objections of fellow townspeople and New Mexico land developers. Terrific ensemble!
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Acclaimed version of John Nichols' account of a Chicano farmer's attempts to irrigate his small plot of land despite the objections of fellow townspeople and New Mexico land developers. Terrific ensemble!

Original Release

03/18/1988

US Release

03/18/1988

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Cast

Chick Vennera Joe Mondragon
Christopher Walken Kyril Montana
Daniel Stern Herbie Platt
Melanie Griffith Flossie Devine
Ruben Blades Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
Sonia Braga Ruby Archuleta
James Gammon Horsethief Shorty
John Heard Charlie Bloom
Richard Bradford Ladd Devine
Julie Carmen Nancy Mondragon
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Redford

Writers

David S. Ward, John Nichols

Cast

Chick Vennera Joe Mondragon
Christopher Walken Kyril Montana
Daniel Stern Herbie Platt
Melanie Griffith Flossie Devine
Ruben Blades Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
Sonia Braga Ruby Archuleta
James Gammon Horsethief Shorty
John Heard Charlie Bloom
Richard Bradford Ladd Devine
Julie Carmen Nancy Mondragon
Carlos Riquelme Amarante Cordova / Marshal Amarante Cordova
Alberto Morin The Senile Brigade
Freddy Fender Mayor Sammy Cantu
Tony Genaro Nick Rael
Jerry Hardin Emerson Capps
Ronald G. Joseph Jerry G
Mario Arrambide Carl
Robert Carricart Coyote Angel
Freddie Roberto The Senile Brigade
Natividad Vacío The Senile Brigade

Producers

Editors

Dede Allen, Jim Miller

1989 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Won
1989 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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