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  • The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
  • R
    TV Movie | 123 min | Biography, Drama
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
R
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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Writers
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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44 cast members
Name Known for
Raul Julia
Chico Mendes Chico Mendes   See fewer
Carmen Argenziano
Alfredo Sezero Alfredo Sezero   See fewer
Sônia Braga
Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga) Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga)   See fewer
Kamala Lopez
Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson) Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson)   See fewer
Luis Guzmán
Estate Boss Estate Boss   See fewer
Nigel Havers
Steven Kaye Steven Kaye   See fewer
Tomas Milian
Darli Alves Darli Alves   See fewer
Edward James Olmos
Wilson Pinheiro Wilson Pinheiro   See fewer
Tony Plana
Galvao Galvao   See fewer
Jeffrey Licon
Young Chico Mendes Young Chico Mendes   See fewer
José Pérez
Moacir Moacir   See fewer
Tony Perez
Francisco Mendes Francisco Mendes   See fewer
Briana Romero
Elenia Mendes Elenia Mendes   See fewer
Jorge Viteri
Father Ceppi Father Ceppi   See fewer
Valentin Santana
Oloci Alves Oloci Alves   See fewer
Gerardo Albarrán
Darci Alves Darci Alves   See fewer
Carlos Romero
Partenza Partenza   See fewer
Enrique Novi
Nilu Sergio Nilu Sergio   See fewer
Jorge Zepeda
Santos Santos   See fewer
Mario Arévalo
Gunman (as Mario Arevalo) Gunman (as Mario Arevalo)   See fewer
Angel Casman
Union Man Union Man   See fewer
Rene Pereyra
Disk Jockey Disk Jockey   See fewer
Roger Cudney
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Carl Mergenthaler
German Banker German Banker   See fewer
José Antonio Estrada
Condemed Tapper Condemed Tapper   See fewer
Josefina Echánove
Town Woman Town Woman   See fewer
Julian Bucio
Military Lieutenant Military Lieutenant   See fewer
Alfredo Gutiérrez
Forest Worker Forest Worker   See fewer
Javier Lambert
Platoon Commander Platoon Commander   See fewer
Terrence Beasor
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
Ricky Damazio
Hitman (uncredited) Hitman (uncredited)   See fewer
Reginaldo Faria
Marco Aurélio Catanhede (archive footage) (uncredited) Marco Aurélio Catanhede (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Cássia Kis
Leila (archive footage) (uncredited) Leila (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Muriel Minot
Funeral Soloist (uncredited) Funeral Soloist (uncredited)   See fewer
Beatriz Segall
Odete Roitman (archive footage) (uncredited) Odete Roitman (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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