The Burning Season (1994)





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This highly acclaimed made-for-cable movie tells the real-life story of one man's battle to save his land. Raul Julia stars as Chico Mendes, the Brazilian union leader who rallied his people to rise up and fight the exploitation of the rainforest. Mendes called on the locals to protest land developers building a road through the Amazon in an effort to make it more accessible for business. Julia is outstanding in his portrayal of the impassioned worker, who was subsequently assassinated in 1990. Nominated for many awards, the film took the Golden Globe for "Best Mini-series for TV" and several Emmy awards. Raul Julia won the Golden Globe and the Emmy for his inspiring lead performance.
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Luis Guzman
as Estate Boss
Raul Julia
as Chico Mendes
Tony Plana
as Galvao
Nigel Havers
as Steven Kaye
Tony Perez
as Francisco Mendes
Sonia Braga
as Regina
Jose Perez
as Moacir
Roger Cudney
as Reporter
Alfredo Gutierrez
as Forest Worker
Jorge Zepeda
as Santos
Jeffrey Licon
as Young Chico Mendes
Josefina Echánove
as Town Woman
Gerardo Moreno
as Darci Alves
Enrique Novi
as Nilo Sergio
Jose Antonio Estrada
as Condemned Tapper
Julian Bucio
as Military Lieutenant
Rene Perevra
as Disc Jockey
Jorge Viteri
as Father Ceppi
Javier Lambert
as Platoon Commander
Kamala Dawson
as Ilzamar
Carl Mergenthaler
as German Banker
Briana Romero
as Elenira Mendes
Valentin Santana
as Oloci Alves
Calos Ramono
as Partenza
Mario Arevado
as Gunman
Angel Casarin
as Union Man
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A highly acclaimed made for cable film.

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