The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Redford from a screenplay written by John Nichols and David S. Ward based on Nichols's novel of the same name. The ensemble cast includes Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Carlos Riquelme, Daniel Stern, Chick Vennera, and Christopher Walken.[3]

The Milagro Beanfield War
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Redford
Written byJohn Nichols
David S. Ward
Based onThe Milagro Beanfield War
by John Nichols
Produced byMoctesuma Esparza
Gary Hendler
Charles Mulvehill
Robert Redford
Starring
CinematographyRobbie Greenberg
Edited byDede Allen
Jim Miller
Music byDave Grusin
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 18, 1988 (1988-03-18) (United States)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$22 million[1]
Box office$13,825,794[2]

Filmed on location in Truchas, New Mexico, the film is set in the fictional rural town of Milagro, with a population of 426, a predominantly Hispanic and Catholic town, with a largely interrelated population.

The film tells of one man's struggle as he defends his small beanfield and his community against much larger business and state political interests.

On September 29, 2020, Kino Lorber released the film on Blu-ray.


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