The Milagro Beanfield War Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: May 31st, 2005

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine (Richard Bradford) has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop-fields. When handyman and farmer Joe Mondragon (Chick Vennera) 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.

Cast: Sonia Braga, Chick Vennera, Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Underdog, Rivalry, 1980s, Rousing

Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)