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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

R
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop-fields. When handyman ...See moreIn the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop-fields. When handyman and farmer Joe Mondragon accidentally breaks a water valve reserved for major companies, he inadvertently sets off a small-scale water-rights war between the farmers and the developers. Written by Jwelch5742 See less
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John Nichols (novel) (screenplay) | David S. Ward (as David Ward)
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$22,000,000
Opening weekend
$47,271
Gross (US & Canada)
$13,825,794
Gross (World)
$13,825,794
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Mar 18, 1988 (United States)

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Rubén Blades
Sheriff Bernabe Montoya Sheriff Bernabe Montoya   See fewer
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Richard Bradford
Ladd Devine Ladd Devine   See fewer
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Sônia Braga
Ruby Archuleta (as Sonia Braga) Ruby Archuleta (as Sonia Braga)   See fewer
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Julie Carmen
Nancy Mondragon Nancy Mondragon   See fewer
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James Gammon
Horsethief Shorty Horsethief Shorty   See fewer
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Melanie Griffith
Flossie Devine Flossie Devine   See fewer
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John Heard
Charlie Bloom Charlie Bloom   See fewer
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Carlos Riquelme
Amarante Cordova Amarante Cordova   See fewer
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Daniel Stern
Herbie Platt Herbie Platt   See fewer
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Chick Vennera
Joe Mondragon Joe Mondragon   See fewer
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Christopher Walken
Kyril Montana Kyril Montana   See fewer
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Freddy Fender
Mayor Sammy Cantu Mayor Sammy Cantu   See fewer
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Tony Genaro
Nick Rael Nick Rael   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
Emerson Capps Emerson Capps   See fewer
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Ronald G. Joseph
Jerry G Jerry G   See fewer
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Robert Carricart
Coyote Angel Coyote Angel   See fewer
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Alberto Morin
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Freddie Roberto
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Natividad Vacío
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Eloy Vigil
The Senile Brigade The Senile Brigade   See fewer
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Trinidad Silva
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Consuelo Luz
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Mike Gomez
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Olga Merediz
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Leandro Cordova
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Eva Cantu
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Astrea Romero
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Donald Salazar
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Fredrick Lopez
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Marcos I. Martinez
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Waldo Cantu
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Eddie G. Baros
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Ishmael A. Avila
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Jimmy Martinez
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Bonnie Apodaca
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Ruby Marchant
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Adelita Sandoval
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Marco A. Oviedo
Milagro Townsperson Milagro Townsperson   See fewer
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Roberto Mondragon
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Eric Treisman
Friend of Devine Friend of Devine   See fewer
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Nat Shipman
Friend of Devine Friend of Devine   See fewer
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Juanita Nichols
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Margo Cutler
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Patricio Chavez
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China Bell
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Basil Hoffman
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Phil Mead
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Milagro Townsperson (uncredited) Milagro Townsperson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Protester (uncredited) Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 5,603 votes