In the Time of the Butterflies (2003)


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The true story of sisters who brought down a corrupt government becomes this made-for-TV political drama. Selma Hayek stars as Minerva Mirabal, a privileged woman growing up in the Dominican Republic. Minerva is sheltered and naïve until she meets Lio Morales (Marc Anthony), a student rebel who educates her about the abuses of corrupt dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (Edward James Olmos). After Lio is forced into exile, Minerva enrolls in college as her country's first female law student, while … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Judy Klass, David Klass
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2002



as Minerva Mirabal

as Virgilio Morales

as Gen. Trujillo

as Patria Mirabal

as Dede Mirabal

as Manolo

as Juan Mirabal

as Minerva (age 13)

as Patria (age 15)

as Dede (age 14)

as Mate (age 11)

as Lina Lovaton

as Sor Milagros

as Mother Superior

as Magdalena

as Padre Ignacio

as Patria (age10)

as Minerva (age 8)

as Dede (age 9)

as Mate (age 6)

as Manolito (age 2)

as Minou (age 4)

as Manuel De Moya

as Margarita Mayor

as Margarita (girl)

as Roberto Arroyo

as Train Conductor

as Assistant to Magic E...

as Check Point Soldier

as University Professor
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Eh, I expected more.

Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

Not bad for a TV made movie. Good performances all around, and Salma Hayek clearly had a passion for her role, as she did in Frida. Nicely produced. Moving and at times disturbing. Good costumes.

James Higgins

This was a very touching movie. I really like it and recommend it to people who like watching historical changes.

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