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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | | Drama, History, War | 1 June 2012 (USA)
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

Director:

Dean Wright

Writer:

Michael Love
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Kuri ... José
Adrian Alonso ... Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
Rubén Blades ... President Calles
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Adriana
Eduardo Verástegui ... Anacleto Gonzales Flores
Patricia Garza Patricia Garza ... Fernanda Gonzales Flores
Alan Ramirez Alan Ramirez ... Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
Estefania Alejandra Estefania Alejandra ... Yolanda Gonzales Flores
Oscar Isaac ... Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Father Robles
Peter O'Toole ... Father Christopher
Nestor Carbonell ... Mayor Picazo
Erando González Erando González ... La Guada
Santiago Cabrera ... Father Vega
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Pablo
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Storyline

What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920's Cristeros War. Written by Dos Corazones Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He was the last man to believe in their cause. But became the first willing to die for it.

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Greater Glory See more »

Filming Locations:

Tlaxcala, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,885,608, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$5,672,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,622,846
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Partially financed by the Knights of Columbus, whose members in both the United States and Mexico were an integral part of the actual Cristeros Rebellion. See more »

Quotes

Enrique Gorostieta: Enrique Gorostieta: Look at him. He's the only one of his kind in the whole of Mexico.
José: What's it like to ride him ?
Enrique Gorostieta: So. What's it like to ride him? It's like being close to heaven.
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Eye opening movie
2 June 2012 | by Suzanne-Wilson-mbaSee all my reviews

I just saw For Greater Glory today, and I took away from it an enormous respect for the Catholic faith of the Mexican people. It was a riveting story that I knew nothing about. The young actor who played Jose stole the show, with Father Vega taking a very close second. Definitely worth the time and money to see this movie. It also helped me understand why people defend the right of religious freedom so ferociously in our country when they feel it is being infringed upon by our government. I loved the musical score, and the cinematography - the costumes, the sets, all were excellent. I agree with some other reviews that there were a few things that could have been trimmed in the edit room - I feel we could have lost all the scenes with the US Ambassador without missing much. I hope you go see this movie.


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