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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)

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TV Movie | 123 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at...See moreBased on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder. Written by Rob Hartill See less
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Andrew Revkin (novel "The Burning Season in part") | William Mastrosimone (story) (teleplay) | Michael Tolkin (teleplay) | Ron Hutchinson (teleplay)
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Updated Sep 16, 1994

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Sep 17, 1994 (United States)

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Raul Julia
Chico Mendes Chico Mendes   See fewer
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Carmen Argenziano
Alfredo Sezero Alfredo Sezero   See fewer
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Sônia Braga
Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga) Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga)   See fewer
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Kamala Lopez
Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson) Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson)   See fewer
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Luis Guzmán
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Nigel Havers
Steven Kaye Steven Kaye   See fewer
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Tomas Milian
Darli Alves Darli Alves   See fewer
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Edward James Olmos
Wilson Pinheiro Wilson Pinheiro   See fewer
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Jeffrey Licon
Young Chico Mendes Young Chico Mendes   See fewer
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José Pérez
Moacir Moacir   See fewer
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Tony Perez
Francisco Mendes Francisco Mendes   See fewer
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Briana Romero
Elenia Mendes Elenia Mendes   See fewer
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Jorge Viteri
Father Ceppi Father Ceppi   See fewer
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Valentin Santana
Oloci Alves Oloci Alves   See fewer
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Gerardo Albarrán
Darci Alves Darci Alves   See fewer
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Carlos Romero
Partenza Partenza   See fewer
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Enrique Novi
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Jorge Zepeda
Santos Santos   See fewer
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Mario Arévalo
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Angel Casman
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René Pereyra
Disk Jockey (as Rene Pereyra) Disk Jockey (as Rene Pereyra)   See fewer
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Roger Cudney
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Carl Mergenthaler
German Banker German Banker   See fewer
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José Antonio Estrada
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Josefina Echánove
Town Woman Town Woman   See fewer
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Julian Bucio
Military Lieutenant Military Lieutenant   See fewer
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Alfredo Gutiérrez
Forest Worker Forest Worker   See fewer
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Javier Lambert
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7.3 / 10 | 576 votes