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Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.
This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.
Acclaimed actor Raul Julia (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) stars as this man of God forced by the unspeakable events going on around him to take a stand -- a stand that ultimately leads to his assassination in 1980 at the hands of the military junta.
This film features powerful performances by Richard Jordan (INTERIORS, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS) and Ana Alicia. Australian writer-director John Duigan (THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE) makes his directorial debut with Romero.
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After years of struggle to break free from the stereotypes that plagued Latino actors, Puerto Rican-born Julia emerged as one of the most versatile and distinctive performers of stage, motion pictures and television. In addition to Romero, his many film credits include A Kiss of the Spider Woman, Presumed Innocent, and two Addams Family movies. Diagnosed with cancer in 1993, Julia continued acting until he suffered a stroke the following year. He died on October 24, 1994 at age 54.See all Editorial Reviews
I was a huge fan of Raul Julia, it was a shame he passed away so young. This is one of his best performances.Published 25 days ago by john perea
Not exactly as I recalled the situation, but close enough. The reluctance of the Catholic Church to respond, and divisions within the church continue to persist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Meinke
True story about a remarkable man, his strengths and weaknesses, his moral struggle, and his ultimate gift to God.Published 1 month ago by James F. McBride
Have been particularly concerned with the fate of Central American countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert F Roth