Romero

Romero

Director: John Duigan Cast: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia
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Overview

Romero

In El Salvador in the late '70s, the wealthy few rule the impoverished many. To maintain the status quo against peasant insurgents and labor organizations, the military regime brutalizes the populace, in particular, rebels who espouse Marxism. Assassinations, executions, and disappearances become commonplace. When the Vatican elevates conservative Oscar Arnulfo Romero (Raul Julia) to archbishop, the military rulers believe he will quiet the masses and the activist priests who support them. "Blessed are the peacemakers," he will preach. At first, that is precisely what he does. But when soldiers thwart voters, shoot indiscriminately into crowds, torture dissidents, and kill a dedicated priest and friend of Romero, the archbishop condemns the regime in radio messages, rebukes quisling bishops, and leads a peasant march into a church occupied by soldiers. He also insults and defies the El Salvadoran president (Harold Cannon), an iron-fisted general, who, ironically, has the same last name as the archbishop Romero, but is not related. The country by this time is in the throes of civil war. In 1980, when military death squads continue their reign of terror even though the government institutes so-called reforms, Romero continues to speak out, gaining international attention. The film then builds to its climax, a scene recreating the events of Monday, March 25, 1980, when Romero is saying mass for his recently deceased mother. Attendees include four men who have no intention of reciting mea culpas or receiving the Holy Eucharist.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2013
UPC: 0727985013039
Original Release: 1989
Source: Vision Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 23,054

Special Features

Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raul Julia Archbishop Oscar Romero
Richard Jordan Fr. Rutilio Grande
Ana Alicia Arista Zalads
Tony Plana Fr. Manuel Morantes
Lucy Reina Lucia
Tony Perez Father Rafael Villez
Rene Pereyra Cigarette Man
Harold Gould Francisco Galedo
Juan Peláez Ernesto Claramount
Eddie Velez Lieutenant Columa
Jose Chavez Trowe Don Manuel
Robert Viharo Colonel Ernesto Dorio
Eduardo Lopez Rojas Bishop Cordova
Ruben Rojo Archbishop Chavez
Antonio Serrano Corporal
Al Ruscio Bishop Estrada
Abel Woolrich Campesino
Álvaro Carcaño Soldier
Victor Carpinteiro National Guard
Arturo Rodriguez Doring Juan
Damián Alcázar Campesino
Claudio Brook Bishop Flores
Alejandro Bracho Father Alfonzo Osuna
Rocio Munoz Campesino
Martin Lasalle Bishop Rivera y Damas
Francisco Mauri Salvador Ramos
Evangelina Elizondo Josephina Gatedo
José Escandón National Guard
Regino Herrerra Campesino
Jose Antonio Estrada Man with Photo Album

Technical Credits
John Duigan Director
Geoff Burton Cinematographer
Roger Ford Production Designer
Ellwood E. Kieser Producer
Lawrence Mortorff Executive Producer
Frans Vandenburg Editor
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
John Sacret Young Executive Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Romero
1. Main Credits [2:58]
2. Subversive [5:19]
3. Appointment [2:54]
4. Beginnings [5:04]
5. Communion [3:11]
6. Freedoms [3:18]
7. Mourning [1:59]
8. Music [4:45]
9. Equal [3:25]
10. Questions [4:12]
11. Memories [3:26]
12. Patience [5:53]
13. Responsible [3:16]
14. Garbage [5:39]
15. Violence [2:55]
16. Divisions [2:47]
17. Barracks [3:36]
18. Unity [5:15]
19. Confession [2:38]
20. Abductions [3:25]
21. Storm [2:19]
22. Negotiation [1:49]
23. Ultimatum [2:39]
24. Human Beings [3:31]
25. Mistake [2:05]
26. Belief [2:36]
27. Voice [4:11]
28. Salvation [2:58]
29. Orders [2:51]
30. End Credits [3:30]

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Romero 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie puts all the issues that led to Liberation Theology into dramatic form. The basic problem is social injustice: the poor are poor because the rich are rich. To protect their wealth, the ruling class uses the military to silence anyone who protests. Romero (Raul Julia) goes from being a conservative bookworm to an activist for social justice. The acting is top-notch, and the story as gripping as classical tragedy. I teach Religion courses and have used this film for years to show what real Christianity looks like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ESTE FILME É UM EXCELENTE RETRATO DAS NEFASTAS DITADURAS IMPINGIDAS ÀS AMÉRICAS LATINA E CENTRAL. RAUL JULIA ENCORPOROU DE MODO EXTRAORDINÁRIO A 'PAZ INQUIETA'VIVIDA PELO ARCEBISPO ROMERO. ASSISTIR A ESTE FILME É,COM CERTEZA,UMA MANEIRA DE DAR MAIS UM PASSO NA LONGA CAMINHADA ESPIRITUAL, ALÉM DE SER UMA GRANDE AULA DE HISTÓRIA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good for all Catholics and even some non-Catholics the film shows how people will bleed and die for their faith, and how the clergy can be leaders and how they can stand up for our rights. A really excellent film, while having violence it can be a family movie.