6.4/10
3,100
33 user 48 critic

Cesar Chavez (2014)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 28 March 2014 (USA)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer
A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.

Director:

Diego Luna

Writers:

Timothy J. Sexton (screenplay by), Keir Pearson (story by) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Adra Kerry Adra ... American Lady
Maynor Alvarado ... Chato Chavez
Yancey Arias ... Gilbert Padilla
Wes Bentley ... Jerry Cohen
Sara Banerjee Sara Banerjee ... Concerned Mother #1 (as Sarah Banerjee)
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Concerned Mother #2
Darion Basco ... Larry Itlong
Lisa Brenner ... Jackie Stringer
Duncan Bridgeman Duncan Bridgeman ... Anchor
Aldo Ceceña Aldo Ceceña ... Chucho
Michael Cudlitz ... Sheriff Smith
Roger Cudney ... Grower
Rosario Dawson ... Dolores Huerta
America Ferrera ... Helen Chavez
Rodolfo Figueroa Rodolfo Figueroa ... Mexican Farmer
Learn more

More Like This 

J.C. Chávez (2007)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.

Director: Diego Luna
Stars: Julio Cesar Chavez, Julio César Chávez Jr., Oscar De La Hoya
Abel (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.

Director: Diego Luna
Stars: Christopher Ruíz-Esparza, Karina Gidi, José María Yazpik
Nana V (2015)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Directed by acclaimed actor Diego Luna, "Nana" is an intimate portrait of nannies working in Mexico. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 as part of the Sundance... See full summary »

Director: Diego Luna
Stars: Jose Antonio Barrios, Norma Pablo, Diego Prado
Sr. Pig (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A beautiful road movie, and a chance to talk about love for Mexico through the eyes of an American.

Director: Diego Luna
Stars: Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph, José María Yazpik
Revolución (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Made up of 10 short films, 'Revolucion' analyzes through the eyes of the directors what is the revolution today and what it means to the young minds of Mexico.

Directors: Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Yolanda Abbud L., Adriana Barraza, Mónica Bejarano
Back Home (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

From executive producer Diego Luna, Back Home follows a different celebrity guest each week on an intimate and emotional voyage to their family's country of origin. Celebrity guests include... See full summary »

Stars: Allison Strong
Frontera (2014)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry
Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four women plan a dangerous strike against a band of Mexican drug traffickers. Motivated by revenge, this action could change their luck forever. The cast: power, lust and money.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Diego Luna, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil
Drunkboat (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe, who manipulates his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle (Malkovich) into buying a boat from a conman (Goodman).

Director: Bob Meyer
Stars: John Malkovich, John Goodman, Jacob Zachar
Light Years (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary portrait of Lucrecia Martel during the shooting of "Zama."

Director: Manuel Abramovich
Stars: Gustavo Böhm, Lola Dueñas, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Morena (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Carlos descubre que su esposa le es infiel y se dedica a desarrollar un nuevo invento, una máquina para alimentar perros impulsada por energía solar, a la que denomina Morena.

Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez
Stars: Humberto Zurita, Lorena Rojas, Cynthia Klitbo
BattleScar (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

New York City, 1978: When Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American teen, meets fellow runaway Debbie, the Bowery's punk scene and the Lower East Side is their playground.

Directors: Martin Allais, Nico Casavecchia
Stars: Rosario Dawson

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Written by Pantelion Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

History is Made One Step At a Time See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cesar mentions Selma, in 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. who also did peaceful protest for black civil rights, Selma is also a town in Central California near Hanford and Lemoore See more »

Quotes

Anchor: ...what your view is of the strike, or boycott of the grape industry ?
Ronald Reagan: Oh, the grape boycott. Well, I've classified that in the past in a number of public occasions as immoral. And I think it is.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #31.10 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Beale Street Blues
Performed by Jack Teagarden
Written by W.C. Handy
Courtesy of Soundies/ The Orchard
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
This country needs another Cesar Chavez
30 March 2014 | by larazafourSee all my reviews

This movie was as accurate and as realistic as it could be when packing many years of struggle into 100 minutes. There are many lessons to be learned from La Causa. I just hope that young people see it, learn from it and connect it to today's struggles.

Some uninformed people may feel that Michael Pena's acting is weak..that couldn't be further from the truth. Pena portrayed Cesar the way he was...soft-spoken and undramatic. That was the amazing thing.. Cesar Chavez was driven by his passion for justice. He was not a politician. He was not an eloquent public speaker. Yet he inspired millions to boycott, march, strike, struggle because his cause was so moral, so real, so grass roots.


31 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cesar Chavez See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, Mexico See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,861,528, 30 March 2014

Gross USA:

$5,571,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,972,226
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed